Need a summer treat that is simple, quick, and low calorie?
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I came up with this recipe to use up some cream cheese and blueberries I had in the fridge. I was really happy with the result. It turned out very creamy and decadent for only having 4 ingredients.
Not quite cheesecake but definitely cheesecake-like.
Don't mind my odd measurements of the ingredients. I am trying out the myfitnesspal website and the measurements were different than what I am used to.
According to myfitnesspal the nutritional info for 1 popsicle (1/12th of the recipe) is as follows:
83 calories, 15 carbs, 3 fat, 1 protein.
I then froze some of it in an ice cube tray for mini-snack bites. From my best guess, I figure that each mini-bite would be:
10 calories, 1.9 carbs, 0.4 fat, 0.13 protein.
Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles
2 cups fresh blueberries
8 Tbsp (1/2 cup) cream cheese, light
6 Tbsp icing sugar
30 Tbsp (2 cups) Cool Whip 95% Fat Free Whipped Topping
Puree blueberries and cream cheese and icing sugar in a blender until smooth.
Gently fold in whipped topping.
Spoon into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.
Run mold under hot water to loosen popsicles so they are easier to unmold.
The popsicles were tasty but I really loved the mini-bites I made in the ice cube tray. I am guestimating the calories at 10 per bite. It may be 1 or 2 calories more or less depending on size.
I've made popsicles with only pureed fruit and those are tasty too.
This is almost like ice cream though so seems like more of a treat.
I like treats.
**UPDATE** - I thought I would share some pics of my Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles.
I have to say, I think I liked the strawberry version better.
I definitely want to try this with apricots too!
Check out The Mandatory Mooch for some sweet links!
Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons also has great links.