Blog Posts by Edy’s® Ice Cream

  • 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.

    Chocolate Mousse

    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.

    Watermelon Granita

    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

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  • Not every dessert will do on a hot summer night. The best after-dinner treats will cool and refresh you, especially if you're eating outdoors. These desserts are perfect for sitting on the patio and relaxing after a long summer's day.

    Ice Cream

    Something about a hot day makes me want ice cream once the sun starts to set. My daughters take their scoops in a cone, while I've refined my sophisticated taste and like a heaping bowl full. What's our summer ice cream of choice? Dreyer's/Edy's® Slow Churned Light Ice Cream . The minty flavor adds a light and refreshing feel to a delicious, summertime dessert.

    Homemade Popsicles

    My daughters love making their own Popsicles to enjoy on a summer's evening. They aren't alone - my husband and I love getting in on the fun! Use plastic cups and serve with spoons in a pinch. Get those treats in the freezer by mid-morning and you'll have a tasty, chilly treat ready for the back deck after dinner. My daughters love lemonade-flavored pops,

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  • Summer is the time for pool parties and barbeques, county fairs and lemonade. And there's no better way to cool off than with a classic ice cream treat. Even for those of us watching our waistlines, ice cream can be a healthy way to snack and beat the summer heat. Just be sure you choose a healthy ice cream, like the light varieties of Dreyer's/Edy's® Slow Churned Light Ice Cream, and top with satisfying, healthy toppings. Try these surprisingly healthy ice cream topping combinations for a fun, cool, and nutritious summer.

    Antioxidants - Pomegranate Seeds and Dark Chocolate Chips

    Pomegranate seeds and dark chocolate chips are both high in antioxidants which have been proven to fight disease and ward off cancer. Try these healthy, nutrition-packed toppings with ice cream for a taste sensation you'll be boasting about.

    Glycemic Index - Apples and Peanuts

    Watching your sugar level has never been so sweet! Dreyer's/Edy's® Slow Churned Light Ice Cream ice cream has only

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  • Summer-friendly desserts are light, refreshing, and delicious. That's why my family always turns to ice cream when it's time to wind down from a busy, hot summer day. If you want to get the neighborhood kids, your family, or a group of friends together, a DIY summer ice cream social is a simple idea that everyone can enjoy. With five simple steps you can put together a stress-free gathering that'll delight kids of all ages!

    1. Resist the urge to tell everyone the unspecific, "just bring something to share!" Be specific when asking everyone to bring something-what will you do with 5 chocolate sauces? Take personal responsibility for the most important components so that you don't need to worry about a table full of toppings and no ice cream. Don't forget paper products, cups and cones, and toppings galore.

    2. Don't go flavor-crazy. Resist the urge to purchase 5-10 different ice cream flavors for your ice cream social. You'll just end up with several untouched tubs of ice cream

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