Monday, July 2, 2012

Skinny Cake Batter "Ice Cream" Sandwiches


It is hot here in South Florida. Way too hot for my liking. The type of hot where you wonder why you do your make up because it is sure to melt right off your face during the short walk from the garage door to your car. So when we were in the mood for a homemade dessert the other night, I knew I would not be turning my oven on.

So I did what any person would do, I scrolled through my "Desserts On My List Of Things To Make" Pinterest board slowly ruling out all things that required preheating my oven to 350 degrees. That left me with very little by the way...I found a few ice cream treats but seeing as how the sun was still up and the humidity was 115% I decided that not only would I not be turning on my oven, I would also not be leaving my house to pick up any missing ingredients that I didn't have on hand.


Then I realized that I had pinned quite a few recipes for Skinny Cake Batter Dip and that being the person that I am, I actually had everything on hand to make it. I mean who doesn't have a stock pile full of funfetti cake mix and fat free cool whip?

But Skinny Cake Batter Dip seemed like a strange thing for Justin and I to sit around eating by ourselves. I didn't have any cute animal crackers or Teddy Grahams to dip in it and chances are if I just made the dip and handed Justin and I each a spoon we would probably have eaten the whole thing in one sitting. And while it might be "skinny" that is still unacceptable. Then I found a box of low fat graham crackers and an idea was born.


It is so simple you will laugh. I just tweaked  the standard Skinny Cake Batter Dip that is floating around on about a million blogs right now and I sandwiched it between two pieces of low fat graham crackers. I then rolled/dip the edges in sprinkles to add some fun and froze them in a Tupperware container.

I made some 4th of July themed ones too!
They are delicious, way better than I thought they would be. Like I would probably buy them if they sold them in stores. They are a great way to have a cold, refreshing treat without the heaviness and (way more) calories of a "real" ice cream sandwich. The Greek yogurt and all its protein makes them pretty filling for such a light dessert as well.

And they are pretty cute too. Justin even called them precious. And my husband does not use the word precious. Ever. In fact, in over eight years of being together I don't think I have heard him use it. So they must be cute.


Skinny Cake Batter "Ice Cream" Sandwiches
  • 1 box of Duncan Hines Funfetti Cake Mix (I think that brand does matter in this one...)
  • 2 cups plain, fat free, Chobani Greek yogurt
  • 1 heaping cup of fat free/lite Cool Whip
  • Low Fat Graham Crackers

1.) Mix the three first ingredients together.  You will have to mix them very well and it may take awhile but you want to make sure you fully incorporate them so you don't get random bites that are all cake mix or all Greek yogurt/Cool Whip.

All mixed!
2.) Spread a generous portion of the cake batter mix on a square of low fat graham cracker. Sandwich between another square. Smooth out the excess batter around the edges so it looks like a real ice cream sandwich. I dipped the edges in sprinkles for a fun and colorful look. (I had pictures of the step by step process by my camera mysteriously deleted them...)

Finished product before adding sprinkles.
3.) Place finished sandwiches in an air tight container and layer wax paper between them so they don't stick together. Freeze for a few hours before eating. They can be stored in the freezer in an air tight container for as long as you think they still look good : )

Enjoy!

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