Thursday, April 23, 2009

Things I Love Thursday – Cool Whip Lite


We recently started a dairy-free journey with our 4-yr-old daughter.  Eliminating milk products seems to be helping her eczema and giving her more energy. 

Our daughter loves ice cream, and we would often give a scoop to her after dinner as a treat.  Specialty dairy-free confections can be quite expensive, so I bought a tub of Cool Whip Lite.  I called it ice cream and gave her a scoop after dinner with some strawberries and a little drizzle of chocolate syrup.  She loves it and doesn’t miss traditional ice cream at all! 

cool whip lite 

On my low-calorie/low-fat eating plan, I can use a small scoop as a treat over berries for only 20 calories and 1 gram of fat.  Sometimes I even add a scoop to my smoothies to make them taste creamier.  And the price is great…I usually pay under a dollar per tub!  I also don’t mind going with the generic brand if it comes in a “lite” variety…it cuts out 1/2 the calories and fat of the regular variety.

Also, to give whipped topping a boost, try mixing in a drop of liquid flavorings.  My favorites are:  vanilla, almond, lemon, and coconut!

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Laura said...

Mmmmm, sounds delicious! I'm trying to lose weight, so I'll have to remember this for when I want something sweet and tasty!

Kim H. said...

Wow - that's cool that she didn't miss the ice cream. I wonder how cool whip would be frozen? :-)Or am I just slow and that IS how you served it?

Joanna J. said...

Yes, I served it to her frozen so it had the consistency of ice cream. I learned this trick from another mom who has a son with a milk allergy!

Taylor said...

I LOVE this too! I could eat the tub for supper.