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08.14.09
 

 
We LOOOOVE the classic, freezy, orange 'n cream combo known as the CREAMSICLE! Since we just can't get enough, check out some of our favorite treats and a brand-new recipe suitable for a creamy-orange fix...    
Breakout Find!!!

Proof that our beloved orange-cream couple doesn't discriminate against the lactose-intolerant...

So Delicious Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Bars, Creamy Orange
PER SERVING (1 bar): 80 calories, 1.5g fat, 30mg sodium, 18g carbs, 2g fiber, 12g sugars, 1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

Wow. We just tasted these and had to write about 'em ASAP! They are SO creamy and SO delicious (as the name implies), and they clock in at a mere 80 calories each. AMAZING! Soy-enthusiasts and dairy-avoiders will definitely appreciate this find (as will everyone else). We suddenly feel compelled to run out and try the Creamy Raspberry version as well. Pssst... Find these at natural foods stores (like Whole Foods) and select supermarkets.

Icy on the Outside, Creamy on the Inside

A couple of tasty takes on the classic...

No Sugar Added Creamsicles, Orange
PER SERVING (2 pops): 45 calories, 0.5g fat, 25mg sodium, 10g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugars, 1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 1*

You read that right. TWO POPS per serving. SCORE! The Creamsicle brand also makes these delicious treats in Regular, Low Fat, and Sugar Free versions, but we think the No Sugar Added pops are the way to go. You'll also get some Cherry and Mixed Berry pops in the box, to which we say, the more, the merrier!


Dreyer's/Edy's Snack Size Fruit Bars, Orange & Cream
PER SERVING (1 bar): 45 calories, 0.5g fat, 15mg sodium, 9g carbs, 0g fiber, 8g sugars, 0g protein -- PointsPlus® value 1*

We LOVE Dreyer's/Edy's, and these light-ice-cream-filled, orange-coated Fruit Bars are just one more reason to feel all warm and fuzzy about D/E. BTW, the other flavors that come in the pack are Raspberry & Cream and Lime & Cream. Both excellent! And in case you're interested in a larger pop (and you don't want other fruits infringing on your quality time with orange), check out the full-sized Orange & Cream Fruit Bars. Each of those has 80 calories, 1.5g fat, and 16g carbs. Not too shabby!

Big Swirly Bars!

We like the size of these bars almost as much as we like the pretty swirls. Almost.

Healthy Choice Premium Sorbet & Cream Bars, Orange
PER SERVING (1 bar): 90 calories, 1g fat, 35mg sodium, 17g carbs, 1g fiber, 12g sugars, 1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

Healthy Choice is all over the lunch/dinner game, but don't forget that the brand also has its toe in the dessert pool. (Sorry for the foot reference in a food review!) A box of these includes swirl-icious raspberry bars as well. That's cool. We like having a choice.


Weight Watchers GIANT Sorbet & Ice Cream Bars, Orange
PER SERVING (1 bar): 110 calories, 0.5g fat, 45mg sodium, 28g carbs, 3g fiber, 22g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3

Notice that the word "GIANT" is in all caps? That's no misnomer, people! These are nice, large bars of creamy goodness. And much like other orange/cream bars, these Creamsicle-wannabes roll with a berry-based sidekick: Wildberry. While that flavor sounds like a lot of fun (and it is tasty!), our hearts belong to Orange.

Scoopable Creamsicle Crush Pie

PER SERVING (1/8th of dessert, about 2/3 cup): 112 calories, 0.5g fat, 284mg sodium, 25g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 15.5g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus value 3*

This recipe's big enough to share with a crowd... but we understand if you don't want to!

Ingredients:
Two 10.5-oz. cans mandarin orange segments in juice (not drained)
1 large (6-serving) package fat-free sugar-free vanilla instant pudding mix

2 cups fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 cup Cool Whip Free, thawed
10 Reduced Fat Nilla Wafers, crushed
Optional Topping: Fat Free Reddi-wip

Directions:
Pour the juice from the oranges into a medium bowl. Add pudding mix, yogurt, and Cool Whip, and mix until uniform and free of lumps. Set aside.

Place 8 orange segments in a dish, to be used later for topping, and refrigerate. Roughly chop all the remaining oranges, and gently mix them into the pudding mixture.

Pour contents of the bowl into a medium dish or large pie pan. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until ready to serve.

Just before serving, sprinkle crushed Nilla Wafers over the majority of the top of the dish, leaving an uncovered circle in the center. Arrange reserved orange segments decoratively in the circle. If you like, finish off each serving with a dollop of Reddi-wip. Enjoy!

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

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