Monday, May 11, 2009

Deceptively Delicious…

… Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches

In Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld, there are the most fun recipes. Tonight, Nesso came over for dinner, and I made the Ice Cream sandwich recipe for dessert. So fresh and tasty for summer, and a healthy alternative to your typical ice cream sandwich. A must try! And would be great for kiddos :)

Prep time: 5 minutesTotal minutes: 120Serves: 8 (2 per person)

Ingredients* 2 cups lowfat plain yogurt (I recommend choosing one that is loaded with live cultures for extra nutrients)*
1 cup sugar (I recommend using an organic sugar - no additives, coloring or chemicals)*
1 cup lowfat buttermilk*
2 tbsp lemon juice (I used fresh squeezed for added summer freshness)*
Grated zest of 1 lemon*
16 lowfat graham crackers, broken in half - 32 squares (the cinnamon kind made such a great combo with the lemon flavor!)*

Shredded coconut - optional

1. In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, sugar, buttermilk, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Transfer to a small bowl, cover, and freeze for 1 to 1.5 hours, until the mixture starts to thicken (Not sure what your freezer is like, but it took about 2+ hours in my freezer for it to get pretty thick).

2. To form the sandwiches, scoop out and then press about 1/4 cup of the semi frozen mixture between two graham cracker squares. Wrap each in waxed paper (I used foil) and freeze 30 minutes, or until firm.3. If using coconut, put some on a plate and dip all four edges of the sandwich to coat.

So good, friends! Definitely a must try recipe for this summer.

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