Sometimes, summer simply calls for ice cream.
But that doesn't necessarily mean you need to sit outside your freezer with a pint and a spoon.
Try this tasty and light berry float for a refreshing ice cream treat in reasonable portions and with lots of nutrients.
Skinny Berry and Cream Float
Serves: 1 | Serving Size: 1 cup
- 1/4 cup strawberry ice cream
- 1/4 cup quartered strawberries
- 1/4 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup soda water
- Place the berries in a glass.
- Add the ice cream.
- Pour the soda water into the glass and serve immediately.
- Serves 1. Each serving contains 61 calories, 2 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 12 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 3 g sugar, and 1 g protein.
- Each serving also has 1% DV vitamin A, 56% DV vitamin C, 5% DV calcium, and 0% DV iron.
- This recipe scales easily.
- Go for the best ice cream since each float uses just a quarter cup per person.
- Berries add nutrients and fiber to this tasty dessert.
- Feel free to adjust the ice cream flavor and berries to match what you have on hand. A blackberry and vanilla float is a tasty twist on this versatile summer drink.
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To learn more about the health impact and flavor profile of various berries, don't miss the members-only post Berry Fact Sheet!
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.