By Alison Brinker, RD, LD
Looking for a refreshing St. Patrick’s Day treat after all that Corned Beef, Cabbage and boiled potatoes? We have just the thing……….Shamrock Ice Pops!
Light ice cream has half the fat of regular ice cream and about the same amount of carbohydrate as the “no sugar added” variety. The unsweetened almond milk is lower in carbohydrate than cow’s milk making this a good treat for someone with diabetes.
1 cup light mint chocolate chip ice cream (such as Edy’s)
¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
- In a blender, mix together ice cream and almond milk
- Pour ice cream mixture evenly into 5 ice pop molds (or mini Tupperware containers). Use about ¼ cup ice cream mixture per mold. Insert Popsicle sticks in the center of each pop. Freeze until solid; about 3 hours. Enjoy!
Nutrition information per serving: Serving size 1 pop, 53 calories, 7 grams total carbohydrate, 5 grams sugar, 1 gram protein, 2.1 grams fat, 1.2 grams saturated fat, 6 mg cholesterol, 38 mg sodium.
Source: modified from diabetes.org