De­light­ful Dream­si­cles

Th­ese creamy treats are made with an ex­otic blend of cin­na­mon, ginger, or­ange juice, and co­conut milk

Better Nutrition - - HEALTHY DISH - BY JONNY BOW­DEN, PHD, CNS, AND JEAN­NETTE BESSINGER, CHHC

I’m dat­ing my­self badly here, but I re­mem­ber the Good Hu­mor Man. He’d drive his white truck through the neigh­bor­hood, ring­ing those sig­na­ture bells, and kids would run out to get an ice cream fix. Which tome meant just one thing—Cream sic les!

It would just be amaz­ing, I said to Chef Jean­nette one day, if you could come up with a healthy ver­sion of a Cream­si­cle! Or at least a “less bad” ver­sion of the orig­i­nal.

No prob­lemo, she replied, and within a week or two sent me this ter­rific recipe, which more than fits the bill. Not con­vinced? The orig­i­nal Cream­si­cle con­tains a dozen or so in­gre­di­ents, in­clud­ing mal­todex­trin, malti­tol syrup, glyc­erin, cit­ric acid, guar gum, lo­cust bean gum, and as­par­tame. Chef Jean­nette’s ver­sion has or­ange juice, honey, and ginger. Get my point?

So while th­ese Moroc­can Dream­si­cles aren’t tech­ni­cally “fast food” ( they do need a bit of freezer time), they re­ally come to­gether in fl ash. And if you threw in a scoop of vanilla pro­tein pow­der they’d make an in­stant mini- meal, per­fect for Au­gust when you want pro­tein but need some­thing cool­ing. Plus, they’re low in sugar— es­pe­cially for some­thing that would nor­mally come from the ice cream truck! — Dr. Jonny

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