(Mostly) guilt-free frozen cherry pie


This cherry ice cream pie is a simple summertime sweet treat. If you use frozen cherries, the pie will have a fun purple hue.

Cherry Ice Cream Pie with Chocolate Cookie Crust

3 cups reduced-fat “light” vanilla ice cream, softened

1 1/4 cups chopped pitted fresh or frozen cherries, divided

1 9-inch chocolate-cookie pie crust

2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Gently combine ice cream and 1 cup cherries in a large bowl. Transfer to the crust and garnish with the remaining 1/4 cup cherries and chocolate chips. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours. Serves 8

Per serving: 272 calories; 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 40 percent calories from fat); 38 g carbohydrates; 16 g added sugar; 16 mg cholesterol; 230 mg sodium; 5 g protein; 1 g fiber.