Schooling in Pajamas

Chocolate Waffle Cone Desserts

The other day I posted about Sour Cream Noodle Bake by the Pioneer Woman after watching her Food Network show. (You can find it here:  https://schoolinginpajamas.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/sour-cream-noodle-bake/ ) Right after that show was the Hungry Girl show. I have been a fan of hers for a while. Yep, I have several of her books too. Her show was about frozen desserts and oh boy did they all look yummy. After our noodle bake we had a desert based on her Choco-Berry Waffle Sundae Surprise.


Choco-Berry Waffle Sundae Surprise Doesn’t this look just yummy?!  You can find it here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/choco-berry-waffle-sundae-surprise-recipe.html?

 

Ingredients
3 frozen unsweetened strawberries
2 tablespoons light chocolate syrup, divided
1 standard-sized waffle cone bowl with about 50 calories
1/2 tablespoon low-sugar strawberry preserves
1/2 cup fat-free chocolate ice cream
1/4 cup raspberries
2 tablespoons fat-free whipped topping (from an aerosol canister)

Our Ingredient list:
fresh strawberries- 1/2 a container cut up
chocolate syrup- We didn’t have light so used what we had
waffle cones- not sure of calories
regular chocolate ice cream- because that is what we had
1 can of crushed pineapple in its own juice (not heavy syrup or sweetened)
whipped topping (from aerosol canister)

bananas


Directions
Put frozen strawberries in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave until thawed, about 25 seconds. Do not drain excess liquid. Set aside.
Pour 1 1/2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup into the waffle bowl, tilting the bowl from side to side so the syrup coats as much of the inside as possible (sides too!). Freeze for 30 minutes, or until syrup has solidified.
To the bowl of strawberries, add preserves and mash with a fork, until you have a chunky strawberry sauce.
Remove waffle bowl from the freezer and place in a dish. Scoop ice cream into the waffle bowl. Top with strawberry sauce and 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate syrup, and then finish it all off with raspberries and whipped topping. Enjoy!

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 233 calories, 1.5g fat, 153mg sodium, 53g carbs, 5g fiber, 29g sugars, 4.5g protein
2011 Hungry Girl. All Rights Reserved.

 

My Directions: As I said, I based our desert on her recipe but I didn’t actually measure anything and of course we didn’t exactly use low-fat items either. Since there were five people to feed we just put everything out buffet style and they fixed their own.

Squeeze chocolate sauce into the bottom of the bowl then swirl it around until it covers the sides the way you want. Then stick in the freezer until set like you want it. Chop up the strawberries, drain some juice from pineapples, and slice your bananas. Place bananas in the bottom and scoop ice cream over them. Add chocolate syrup, if desired, then place strawberries and pineapple over the ice cream. Then the fun part! Squirt whip topping over your creation til your heart’s content.


My kids have already had the waffle bowl several times already. They loved it. No pictures of our dessert because we were too busy inhaling the yummy dessert.

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/choco-berry-waffle-sundae-surprise-recipe.html?oc=linkback


Rating:

Ease of prep- **** Four stars because it really doesn’t take long to fix everything.
Taste- ***** Five stars Well, the stars speak for themselves.
Add to Menu Rotation- ***** Yep, definitely will be adding the bowls this way more often. Now just to figure out how to get the sugar cones with this and we’ll be all set.


Side note:

During her show, Hungry Girl also mentioned a few products and one of those was Artic Zone ice cream.

https://www.arcticzero.com/

These frozen treats are very calorie friendly at 75 calories per serving or 300 calories for whole pint according to their website.  We have a pint of Hint of Mint and the container says one serving of 1/2 cup is 35 calories and the whole pint is 150 calories. When you click on the individual product you get the same information as what is on the pint like we have. Weird but it’s still a good option.

This treat is GMO free, low glycemic, Gluten- Free, lactose free, nut free, and  fat free plus it is a Kosher product.

Our pint ran us about $5.99. So it a bit expensive however, if it is an occasional treat or used for one person then it would last long enough to be okay price wise. I would love a good coupon or sale on the item. My grocery store only had three flavors when I bought mine.

I like the flavor of the Hint of Mint. The mint to me is not over powering like I find in other frozen treats. It was not a huge hit with the hubby or my middle child who has a lactose sensitivity. They both said there was not enough of a chocolate taste which to them made the mint a bit strong. For them, I would fix it when we add things like with our sundaes.

Rating:
Price- * One star because it is expensive for the amount you get.
Taste- *** Three stars because I liked it and the others weren’t thrilled with it but didn’t hate it either.
Buy again ** Two stars because I would buy it again but not often. Would if I had a coupon or there was a good sale.


Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what ya think?

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