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Treats for Ice Cream Junkies

I'm an Ice Cream Junkie. Summer is just so perfect for Ice Cream. And I've been partaking WAY too much. I'm trying hard to convince myself that Italian ices are just as good (probably more sugar than ice cream but less fat I'm sure) and the new Edie’s "Grand Light Slow Churned" ice cream is goooood! (just 140 cals per serving I think, but the problem is you have to have the whole tub in the house!). I've discovered the following little treat that is soooo good and soooo easy. Anyone else have an ice cream replacement treat they'd like to share??

Melon Garnita

1 REALLY ripe cantaloupe or honeydew melon (and I mean really ripe) (I also added a slpash of homemade ginger simple syrup)

Seed and coarsely chop melon

Place melon in blender and whirl till it liquefies (you'll have to do this in stages, I ended up mashing the remaining bits with a potato masher)

Place in a deep flat container and put in freezer

About every half hour, pull it out and scrape it with a fork. You want to get really nice small crystals like shaved ice. Should take about 3 to 4 hours to freeze completely. Scrap a serving and enjoy!

Thu. Jun 30, 7:28am

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I think at the core though, "I'm an ice cream junkie" is really interesting.

The way you say it seems like you're proud of it. being an ice cream junkie is your identity. food for thought.

Thursday, June 30, 2005, 7:33 AM

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Um, its called "comedy".

Thursday, June 30, 2005, 7:53 AM

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Got it.

Must have lost my sense of humor this morning. Sorry!

Thursday, June 30, 2005, 7:55 AM

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You know, I'm the orginal poster and I'm really a bit upset over the negative tone of the first respones. This community is about peer support, is it not? not about putting others down and making snap judgements about the core of another's identity.

I'm off with my evidently squishy ice cream center. Last time i post here. thanks for making me feel good today (NOT)

Thursday, June 30, 2005, 7:59 AM

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Ice Cream Junkie

I share your problem with ice cream, especially in summer. First, I tried to break the habit of being emotionally connected with ice cream by not eating any at all for 21 days. Today is my 21st day, and I have not had any ice cream. I think I will be able to eat it with more moderation in the future.

In the meantime, frozen yogurt is close, and has less calories. Also, try the no fat chocolate Fudgsicle, in your supermarket freezer. Not too bad. Also, try only buying individual portions, like the popsicles, to avoid over-indulging. Good luck!
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Thursday, June 30, 2005, 8:13 AM

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