Fried ice cream is a guilty pleasure I enjoy. When I’m eating healthy, I try to come up with other ways to enjoy it.
For this tasty dessert, I skipped the frying and added some pumpkin spice flavor.
If you like ice cream and pumpkin spice, you’re going to love it!
What’s Wrong with Fried Foods:
I’m not denying that fried foods can be delicious. However, there are good reasons to try to avoid them.
Fried foods are typically high in unhealthy fats and calories, which can contribute to weight gain and other health issues. If you’re following Weight Watchers these are things you’re trying to avoid.
Indulging in fried foods can also be detrimental to your cardiovascular health, increasing the risk of heart disease.
Additionally, the process of frying can strip the food of its nutritional value, leaving us with empty calories.
Luckily there are plenty of ways to get creative to avoid fried foods. The air fryer is a great way to eliminate frying in oil. I love that food still turns out crispy and full of flavor.
For this dessert we’re skipping the frying altogether.
Instead of dipping the ice cream in a batter then frying it, I used Pumpkin Spice Cheerios.
The best part is, it’s quick and easy to make!
How to make (Not) Fried Ice Cream:
I used a medium scoop for the ice cream, which scoops about 2 tablespoons. Scoop 1/2 cup worth of ice cream into balls and place them in the freezer, you want the ice cream to be really frozen.
Add 1/4 cup of the Pumpkin Spice Cheerios into a zip up bag. Use a meat mallet or rolling pin to turn them into crumbs. Place the crumbs into a bowl.
Take the ice cream out of the freezer and roll it into the Pumpkin Spice Cheerios.
Place the ice cream into a bowl or plate and top with fat free Reddi Whip and cinnamon.
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Yield: 1 serving
- 1/2 cup Halo Top vanilla bean ice cream
- 1/4 cup Pumpkin Spice Cheerios (you will only use 1/8 cup)
- Fat-free Reddi Whip
Use a medium scoop to put 1/2 cup ice cream into two balls. Place in the freezer.
Add the Cheerios to a zip up bag. Use a rolling pin or meat mallet to turn the cereal into crumbs. Place the crumbs into a bowl.
Take the ice cream out of the freezer and roll it into the cereal.
Place the ice cream in a bowl or plate and top with Reddi Whip and cinnamon.
Here are some more WW friendly recipes:
If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.
If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!
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