Monday, April 5, 2010

Vanilla Cafe Freeze

We tried out another Hungry Girl frozen concoction tonight.


I found it to be super yummy, reminded me a bit of when I used to try to make ice cream out of snow when I was little.  I kinda preferred eating it with a spoon over using the straw, to get all the crunchiness from the crushed ice.


Ingredients
5 ounces light vanilla soymilk
1 ounce sugar free, calorie free vanilla syrup
1 tablespoon Coffee mate Fat free french vanilla powdered creamer
1 teaspoon instant coffee (left this out, not a coffee person)
3 no calorie sweetener packets
1 cup crushed ice
2 tablespoons fat free reddi-wip

Directions
Place all ingredients (except reddi-wip) in a blender.  Blend on high speed 30-45 seconds.  Pour into tall glass and top with whipped topping.

I was thinking this would be really good with some added spices to give it a kind of chai flavor.  I'll have to try that.

Here's the nutrition info:  103 calories, 1 gm fat, 0 fiber

28 comments:

richies said...

When I was growing up we made snow ice cream. It was just snow, half and half, sugar and vanilla.

An Arkies Musings

Julie said...

I grew up in Arkansas, so with the amount of snow we got, there was a fair amount of grass and dirt in there too :)

Trish said...

this looks delish!

Monica H said...

it's pretty and creamy looking. I love snow ice cream too!

Heidi said...

This is a safe way to get the snow icecream flavor! I love snow icecream, but have heard it's one of the worst things to eat because of pollution so I stopped making it for the kids.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Sounds good and low cal too!

Sarah Naveen said...

sounds awesome!!!!looks so yummy!!!

SprinkleBakes said...

This is something I will totally make. YUM!

Pam said...

This looks great, love that snow ice cream too!

theUngourmet said...

I love that first shot! What a yummy drink! I love vanilla!

Kim said...

This drink looks really tasty. Seems like you are really liking the hungry girl recipes. I'm going to have to dig my copy out and look through it again!

The Blonde Duck said...

I got to check out this hungry girl.

Mara... said...

I am glad to hear this one is good!!! Her modified recipe of Starbuck's green tea frappacino is one of my favorites. I'm adding this to my list!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

This sounds yummy with chai! This will be such a refreshing drink for the dog days of summer.

Apples and Butter said...

Gotta love the low calorie count of Hungry Girl!

Krista said...

Mmmm! How very delicious and refreshing. Good call!

Mimi said...

This looks so refreshing. I need to get to know Hungry Girl.
Mimi

Lara said...

As we sit here on a 90 degree day in early April, I'm thinking that looks like a pretty fine treat right about now!

Katrina said...

Yum, looks like a great treat!

The Diva on a Diet said...

I think the chai spices would make a wonderful addition to this lovely light beverage. You might even be able to add some chai tea. That sounds really good to me. :)

5 Star Foodie said...

A delightful and refreshing drink!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

That sounds like a great low cal drink! I love iced coffee, which I never imagined I would so I'd go with the instant coffee myself, but I'll bet that you're right - chai would be a great flavor addition!

Joanne said...

HG has some really good dessert ideas! This one sounds like the perfect ice cream replacement.

Me, Myself and Pie said...

Ice cream from snow...that is too cute! This looks really yummy. I just saw Hungry Girl on TV the other night. It was the first that I'd heard of her. I'm intrigued!

Karen said...

I happened to see a cookbook from Hungry Girl today at the store and hadn't heard of her before. This looks like a nice treat :)

cookies and cups said...

oh this looks good! That hungry girl is a genius!

Ingrid said...

HA-HA! I just read your comment to Richies.

This recipe's a great reason to bust out and break in my new immersion blender. Yeah, baby.
~ingrid

Katy ~ said...

I don't think I'd feel a bit deprived if I had a nice dessert like this. It looks delicious and would def satisfy that sweet tooth I seem to have after dinner. YUM