This Caramel Pear Ice Cream is a tasty, healthy treat to keep in your freezer when you want to reach for a pint of your usual favorite ice cream. With just 4 ingredients and a few steps, you can whip up a batch in no time! Frozen pears are pureed with Greek yogurt and topped with a totally skinny version of caramel, made with apple juice.
Enjoy a bowl sans guilt whenever that sweet tooth hits, or serve alongside your favorite skinny cake or tart. It would even be delicious topped with fresh fruits like raspberries or strawberries.
Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 cup ice cream | Calories: 281 | Total Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 33mg | Carbohydrates: 68g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 52g | Protein: 5g | SmartPoints: 15
- 6 ripe pears, peeled, sliced and core removed
- 8 cups no-sugar added apple juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 large (32 ounce) tub plain Greek yogurt
Place sliced pears in freezer until completely frozen.
In a small sauce pan, bring apple juice to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and stir often. Simmer juice until it reduces and reaches a caramel like consistency. Remove and cool.
Once pears are completely frozen, place in blender with lemon juice, yogurt, and 2 tablespoons of cooled caramel. Blend until combined. Remove from blender and place in a covered air tight container and freeze until ready to use.
To serve, scoop into serving bowl and drizzle apple juice caramel over the top. Enjoy!
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