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Healthified Turtle Ice Cream Cake

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70% less sat fat • 62% less fat • 45% fewer calories than the original recipe. Still great tasting with fewer calories and less fat, this turtle won’t take a bite out of your diet!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 11 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

10
chocolate wafer cookies, finely crushed (1/2 cup)
1
tablespoon no-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread stick, melted
3
cups reduced-fat chocolate ice cream, slightly softened
1/2
cup fat-free hot fudge topping
2/3
cup chopped pecans
3
cups vanilla reduced-fat ice cream, slightly softened
1/4
cup fat-free caramel topping

Directions

  • 1 In small bowl, mix wafer cookie crumbs and melted vegetable oil spread until crumbly. Press gently and evenly in bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. Freeze 30 minutes.
  • 2 Drop chocolate ice cream by small spoonfuls over crust; carefully spread until smooth. Freeze 1 hour or until firm.
  • 3 Spoon and carefully spread fudge topping over ice cream. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup of the pecans; press lightly. Freeze 1 hour or until firm.
  • 4 Drop vanilla ice cream by small spoonfuls over pecan layer; carefully spread until smooth. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup pecans. Cover; freeze at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • 5 To serve, let stand at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes to soften. Carefully remove side of pan. Cut into 12 wedges. Place each wedge on individual dessert plate; drizzle each with 1 teaspoon of the caramel topping. Store remaining ice cream cake covered in freezer.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 200
  • Fat Reduced By 15g
  • Sodium Reduced By 125mg
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
25g
25%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

Live Better America lets you enjoy your favorite dishes without worry or guilt. Our nutritionists switch ingredients, reduce amounts and use other kitchen tricks to turn the original recipes into Healthified recipes that are good and good for you.

Before After
16 creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies 10 chocolate wafer cookies, finely crushed (1/2 cup)
1/4 cup butter 1 tablespoon no-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread stick, melted
4 cups chocolate ice cream, slightly softened 3 cups reduced-fat chocolate ice cream, slightly softened
1/2 cup hot fudge topping 1/2 cup fat-free hot fudge topping
1 cup chopped pecans 2/3 cup chopped pecans
4 cups vanilla ice cream, slightly softened 3 cups vanilla reduced-fat ice cream, slightly softened
1/2 cup caramel topping 1/4 cup fat-free caramel topping
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
440 (before)
240 (after)
Sodium
 
 
250 mg (before)
125 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
24 g (before)
9 g (after)

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

Be sure to drop the ice cream by small spoonfuls so that spreading it is minimal and you don't disturb the preceding layers.

Pecans are traditional for turtle desserts, but walnuts or cashews are just as delicious.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
25g
25%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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