Pumpkin Ice Cream Dessert (THM-S, Sugar, Gluten, and Dairy Free)
What can do better keeping you cool this summer than a scrumptious--yet healthy--frozen, ice cream dessert? How many of you are finding it difficult to stay "on plan" during all your summer activities when you're surrounded by all kinds of calorie rich ice cream desserts, sodas, and slushies? I can identify with you!
I used to struggle in being able to eat healthy until I came up with enough good options that take the place of so many of the unhealthy foods I used to crave. Now I can honestly say that I'm hardly ever tempted to eat unhealthy foods. Instead I eat a huge variety of cheesecakes, peanut butter eggs, cinnamon rolls, fruit pizza, ice cream desserts, fruit smoothies, and pies and homemade ice cream. And I feel wonderful with not having all the low blood sugar issues that I used to have.
My husband LOVES all things pumpkin while I'm more of a chocolate and peanut butter type of gal. (In fact, as I'm typing this I'm enjoying a peanut butter egg and a few chocolate covered nuts. Yummy!) Healthy treats don't have to be boring! But realize that we don't eat desserts nearly every day and our main focus is on eating lots of fresh and healthy fruits, veggies, meats, and fats.
When there's a special occasion, and I want to make a treat that I know my dear hubby will love, I often come back to this pumpkin dessert. It's very easy to make and I can almost guarantee that even the pickiest eaters won't know it's sugar free. It's one of our family favorites.
Let me know what you think!
~Cindy (For The Mullett Family)