Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Works for Me Wednesday!!!

I'm just loving these WFMW, thanks Shannon for such a great idea :)
As always don't forget to check out her site for the list of other participants, I'm sure you'll find at least one whose idea will blow you away.

So here is mine for today:



With spring here and summer just around the corner, I find that I'm craving ice cream a LOT. Now since I know how expensive it can get and how fattening it is, last year out of mere necessity, I tried something new.

It was a summer afternoon, the kids and I decided to go have some fun on the trampoline. Before we did though I had told the kids that if they behaved and didn't throw a huge fit when I said it's time to come back in the house, we would have ice cream sandwiches. I was convinced I still had some in the freezer.
While the kids were getting their sandals on etc, I decided to check. I DIDN'T HAVE ANY!!!

But now I was really craving them. So this is what I did, IMPROVISE!!!
I grabbed a box of Honey Graham Crackers and a Tub of Fat Free Cool Whip. I made my own ice cream sandwiches, wrapped each one individually using Cling Wrap, and stuck them in the freezer. I must have made 24 or more since the kids got involved helping too and it was fun.

Let me tell you, they turned out really good and so much healthier than the usual ice cream sandwiches. The kids and I loved them and from that day on, every summer I've kept a stash of them in the freezer. It definitely Works for Me!!!!

EDIT: Just wanted to let you all know that I've tried different flavor graham crackers and different flavored Cool Whip, even the Strawberry one and they turned out really good :)

9 comments:

  1. Oh WOW!!!! Soo cool.....I have to try it!

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  2. Those sound really good! I'm going to have to try them!

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  3. What a great idea! I am going to try this soon.

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  4. What a healthy idea! I'm thinking how fun it would be to use the different flavors of graham crackers with this, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I make those all the time! I learned about them about 3 yrs ago when I was talking to someone about dieting. :) They are super yummy. I keep grapes in the freezer too- YUM!

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  6. I want to try this. I wonder if you mixed some instant pudding in with the cool whip, if they would turn out. I might try chocolate!

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  7. Yum, great idea. I wonder if it would work if you added fresh fruit or chocolate chips to the cool whip? I'll have to try that.

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  8. Yummy! I defininetely want to try this. I wonder if they make chocolate crackers??

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful idea! I have also tried this with graham crackers and chocolate pudding and frozen them! Yummy!

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