Apricot Ice Cream Squares
Low Sodium Recipe
There are some yummy flavor options for this make-ahead dessert: Raspberry or strawberry spread instead of apricot; chocolate wafers for the vanilla.
1 cup crushed vanilla wafers
2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon Organic Almond Extract
1/4 cup chopped almonds, toasted
1 quart light vanilla ice cream
1 cup low sugar apricot spread
In a small mixing bowl combine crushed vanilla wafers, melted margarine or butter, and almond extract; mix well.
Reserve 1/4 cup of the crumb mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture in the bottom of a 2-quart square baking dish. Bake in a 375-degree oven for five minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Stir toasted almonds into the reserved crumb mixture; set aside.
Scoop ice cream into a chilled bowl. With the back of a spoon, stir and press ice cream against the side of the bowl until softened. Add apricot spread; stir just to marble. Spread ice cream mixture over the cooled crust. Top with reserved crumb mixture. Cover with foil. Freeze several hours or until firm. To serve, cut into squares.
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories: 166; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 11mg; Protein: 2g; Carbohydrates: 26g; Fiber: 1g; Sodium: 90mg