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Pina Colada Banana Split

21 Aug

Do you like Pina Coladas? Or being caught in the rain? I was craving a banana split last night and decided to create a very low point option. I knew driving to Dairy Queen would not be a good option and I had very few points left yesterday. I took some of my favorite things and created this wonderful dessert!  It totally satisfied my sweet tooth and was very filling. You can also make other fruit “ice cream” with frozen strawberries, yogurt, blueberries etc. Delicious! (Sorry it looks a little melty, it was hot outside)


Pina Colada Banana Split

Serves 1


  • 2 bananas cut into slices and frozen on a cookie sheet
  • 1 banana cut length wise
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple cut into little chunks
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 4 cashews crushed


  1. Take frozen banana slices out of the freezer and put in your cuisinart. Add coconut extract and pulse until it forms an “ice cream” like texture. Remove “ice cream” from the container and stir in the pineapple.
  2. Place banana that has been cut length wise in a dish and put two scoops of  “ice cream” on top.
  3. Top with chocolate syrup and cashews!

3 points + per banana split!

Chunky Monkey Frozen Yogurt

14 Jul

I have been experimenting with my new cuisinart ice cream making machine quite a bit lately! I made fresh strawberry ice cream and an amazing vanilla ice cream that puts all store brands to shame. I decided to try my hand at making frozen yogurt. This recipe is VERY easy and VERY good. It is creamy with big chunks of toasted nuts, caramelized bananas and dark chocolate. This is a recipe you definitely are going to want to try!!!



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Chunky Monkey Frozen Yogurt


Homemade Light Strawberry Ice Cream

18 Jun

I love ice cream and last summer my Mom bought me a ice cream maker on sale at Target. It was okay, but you needed to add ice and salt to make the ice cream and it was messy. So I only used it once or twice and put it in the basement. Who has time to go out and buy bags of ice all the time. I was at the mall the other day and I went into William Sonoma to look for a Father’s Day gift for the Hubby and they were having a big ice cream machine sale. I found the Cuisinart  ice cream machine that literally makes ice cream in 20 minutes!! You freeze the canister, pour in your ice cream mix and push on! Whala! Ice Cream!! I was so excited!!! My son and I went strawberry picking the other day and filled a huge box of fresh, juicy strawberries.

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They were so sweet that they burst in your mouth with a taste of pure sunshine.  So I froze ½ of them and made fresh strawberry sauce and strawberry ice cream with the rest.  I got the idea for lower fat ice cream from EmilyBites where she made awesome looking fresh peach ice cream. I made 2 batches of ice cream and we are eating it today with almond pound cake and strawberry sauce. Can’t wait to dig in when all our guests get here for our cookout today!!! Enjoy!!!

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Homemade Light Strawberry Ice Cream


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