- The Editors Of Eatingwell Magazine | Dessert Guide | Thu, Jun 14, 2012 11:08 AM EDT | CommentsBy Hilary Meyer, Associate Food Editor, EatingWell Magazine
Ever heard of yonanas? It's a one-ingredient frozen dessert made with ripe bananas that has the texture of soft serve ice cream without any added fat or sugar. Sounds pretty good to me, except that I'd have to purchase a $50 machine to make it and I've made a commitment not to buy single use appliances. But I am curious to try this wonder dessert.
With a little searching it appears as though you don't actually need the machine to replicate this fruity soft-serve-like goodness. (You actually don't need an ice cream maker to make creamy frozen yogurt either--your food processor does an excellent job of finely blending berries with yogurt. What about your blender? Although blenders can get a finer texture, blending thick frozen berries with yogurt is difficult. Air pockets form over the blade and you're left doing more stirring than you would using a food processor.)
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- Edy’s® Ice Cream | Dessert Guide | Mon, Jun 11, 2012 5:53 PM EDT | Comments
Summer is synonymous with swimsuit season, and for many that means saying "no" to summertime desserts. But that doesn't need to be the case. There are plenty of lighter options to choose that will allow you to indulge your summer sweet tooth without compromising your sizzling silhouette. Fruits, gelatin, and even ice cream can be figure-friendly when you make smart choices. Try these cool and light summertime desserts for a guilt-free, sweet treat.
You can whip up a quick and light version of this French classic by using sugar-free chocolate pudding, skim milk and fat-free non-dairy whipped topping. Just like the original, it's luscious and rich, but with only a fraction of the calories and fat.
Granitas are a wonderful choice for summertime desserts, and nothing screams summer like watermelon. Just blend up some watermelon, lime juice and a pinch of zero-calorie sweetener. Then freeze, scrape with a fork, and voila - you have a deligh...Read More »
- Dreyer’s® Ice Cream | Dessert Guide | Mon, Jun 11, 2012 5:34 PM EDT | Comments
Hot summer nights will probably keep you away from baking and cooking all day, so make sure you have a plan for preparing some delicious desserts! Make use of the fresh fruit of the season and be creative with low-fat ice cream flavors to put together light and delicious desserts the crowd will love. Summer is a great time to serve fruit, ice cream, and yogurt-based desserts and many end up being very low in calories.
Whether you're hosting a barbecue, weekend get-together, or just want to indulge in a tasty treat this season, here are some light, no-bake desserts for those hot summer nights:
Light Ice Cream Sundaes
Ice cream sundaes are a popular summertime treat and also super-easy to make! Use low-fat ice cream like Dreyer's/Edy's® Slow Churned Light Ice Cream to create your diet-friendly masterpiece. The sweet caramel and vanilla flavors are perfect for homemade sundaes, ice cream cakes, or just a simple ice cream cone. A small sundae glass layered with ice cream, low...Read More »
- The Daily Meal | Dessert Guide | Mon, Jun 11, 2012 12:33 PM EDT | CommentsCupcakes are the best - no if's, and's, or but's about it. And whoever says they're going out of style is going out of style. Cupcakes are here to stay.
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Why are they so popular? Well, they're the perfect size for people who want to eat dessert without feeling guilty - anything larger than a single-serving cupcake just isn't a cupcake anymore, quite frankly. And they're a canvas for the creative cooks out there because they can be customized with a variety of batters, flavored icings, or toppings. Most importantly, however, they're so fun and easy-to-make, even kids can do it.
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Or are they? We've all been there. Even the best cooks sometimes find themselves in desperate situations at the 11th hour, say, the night before a son's fourth birthday party at school, where homemade cupcakes were already promised. And resorting to store-bought just isn't an option. Perhaps you ended up with cupcakes ...Read More »
- Food52 | Dessert Guide | Thu, Jun 7, 2012 2:02 PM EDT | Comments
Today: The perfect strawberry shortcake for all berry season long -- thanks to an odd secret ingredient.
Sweet, ripe summer strawberries deserve lots of whipped cream and the perfect shortcake. And the secret to the perfect shortcake? It's sitting in your fridge right now, and it's going to surprise you.
The late cookbook author James Beard -- often called the father of American cuisine -- learned this trick for a tender, airy cake from his mother: Egg yolks.
Not so strange, right? But here's the kicker: they're from hard-boiled eggs.
It might sound like one of the last things you want stirred in with your dry ingredients, but crumbly cooked yolk adds just enough richness without weighing down or gummin...Read More »