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Make it Natural: Ice Cream Pie

Ice Cream PieMelissa, a Whole Story reader, sent us a request to make over the classic summertime dessert, ice cream pie. Yum! Her version included conventional sandwich cookies, frozen whipped topping and jarred chocolate sauce. Not so yum. Our version features better-quality ingredients: 365 Everyday Value Sandwich Cremes, all-natural frozen whipped topping and dark chocolate chunks. Moderation alert: Even though we remade this dessert with natural ingredients, it's still an indulgent treat. Don't go fooling yourself into eating a ton of it! Click through to our recipe for Ice Cream Sundae Pie and make sure to rate it, add comments or add it to your recipe box. Here's an overview of our updates to this classic.
  • Our 365 Everyday Value Chocolate Sandwich Cremes contain fewer ingredients than conventional sandwich cookies. Our first ingredient is flour, not sugar. Ours contain non-hydrogenated oil: other cookies may contain up to three different oils, some of which may be partially or fully hydrogenated. Our cookies are made without corn syrup or artificial flavors.
  • We added cherries, all-natural fruit spread and walnuts, which provide fiber, vitamins and minerals. The fruit spread is a low-calorie, fat-free addition and the cherries add color along with a touch of natural sweetness. The walnuts provide fiber and omega-3 essential fatty acids.
  • We used all-natural frozen whipped topping, made without artificial flavors or hydrogenated oils.
  • We decreased the amount of chocolate in this dessert by using high quality dark chocolate mini chunks to enhance the flavor while saving on calories and fat.
Using high quality ingredients makes this a winner, especially to top off a backyard cookout. But remember, desserts are still desserts, even when made with great stuff! Got a recipe that needs a natural makeover? Post it in the comments section below! If we select your recipe for a healthy makeover and publish the improved version on our website, we'll send you a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card. Back-to-School recipe ideas are especially welcome. Send us your idea for a chance to win a $25 gift card!

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Donna Nelson says …

This is from the food network show with Patrick and Gina Neely. <a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/neelys/frozen-lemonade-pie-recipe/index.html" rel="nofollow">Frozen Lemonade Pie</a> Ingredients Graham Cracker Crust: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 7 tablespoons butter, melted Lemonade filling: 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, chilled 1 (12 ounce) container whip topping, thawed 1 (6 fluid ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, keep frozen 1 teaspoon candied lemon peel Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium bowl, combine cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup of sugar, and the melted butter. Press firmly on bottom and up sides of pie plate. Bake for 7 minutes and let cool completely. In a medium bowl, add chilled sweetened condensed milk and cool whip and fold gently. Add frozen lemonade and continue to gently fold. Do not let the mixture become soupy. Pour mixture into the pie crust and freeze overnight. Garnish with candied lemon peel.

Anna says …

Chocolate Chip Cake Bars 1 pkg yellow cake mix 2 eggs 1/4c. packed brown sugar 1/4c. butter melted 1/4c. water 2c. semi-sweet choc chips 1 T. Shortening In a mixing bowl combine cake mix, eggs, brown sugar, butter and water. Beat on med speed for 2 mins. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of choc chips. Spread in greased 13x9 baking pan. Bake 20-25 mins at 375 Melt shortening with the remaining choc chips; drizzle over the top.

Juice Girl :) says …

My mom just gave me this recipe....Oh My goodness...very yummy!!!! Jennifer :)

Juice Girl :) says …

Loved IT!

Dina Eagen says …

Have you ever heard of rarebit? Cheese sauce poured over toast? It was a favorite of mine when I was younger, unfortunately it was made with processed jar cheese (whiz), mustard, a can of beer and some worcestershire sauce. I miss the flavor and memories and wish there were a healthier way to make it. Can you help? Thank you. Dina

Athena says …

Amazing Ice Cream Pie 1 graham cracker crust pie shell 1/2 guart of the following: cho chip mint ice cream/frozen yogurt strawberry ice cream/frozen yogurt chocolate ice cream/frozen yogurt 6-8 Crushed oreos 1/2 c. heath bar crumbles First layer will be strawberry ice cream spread carefully sprinkle the heath bar (freeze) next chocolate chip Mint ice cream spinkle crushed oreos(freeze) finally top with chocolate ice cream and ganish the edges with more cookie crumbs. Final Freeze for overnight or 4 hours ***note: When serving garnish with whip and maybe a sliced strawberry. Your guest are going to ask you for this recipe.

derf says …

if you want to use the best ice cream on the planet for your cake, it's @ http://wheretogoandwhattodo.blogspot.com/2009/02/restaurants-ice-cream-northampton.html

Jackie Van Dolan says …

I just started making empanadas. However; they have to be fried and are wrapped in a white flour dough. Any healthier suggestions. Jackie Van Dolan