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frozen chocolate cream pie martini

by Jackie Newgent  |  June 22, 2015  |  4 Comments

frozen chocolate cream pie martini

I prefer savory rather than sweet food. Though every once in a while, I do like to indulge in a creamy chocolaty dessert. When the weather is sizzling hot, I usually don’t want to add to the heat of the day by baking a pie. So here’s a summertime experiment of mine inspired by chocolate cream pie … perfect for this month’s Recipe Redux “pie love” theme. It’s actually a cross between a pie, milkshake, and martini. Yes, there’s vodka here! Multiply the recipe as needed. Cheers!

Calories saved: 280

Why it’s better for you? It no longer has over a day’s worth of “bad” fats!

frozen chocolate cream pie martini

Yield: 1 serving

Serving Size: 1 martini

frozen chocolate cream pie martini

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic or natural chocolate frozen yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons plain unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk beverage
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla-flavored vodka
  • 2 tablespoons organic or natural chocolate graham crumbs
  • 1 navel orange wedge
  • 1 tablespoon plain organic grass-fed Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon mild honey or coconut nectar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 fresh sweet cherry

Instructions

  1. Add the frozen yogurt, almond milk, and vodka to a blender. Cover and puree.
  2. Pour into a sturdy martini or other cocktail glass (not into crystal) and freeze at least 4 hours (or up to 24 hours in advance).
  3. When the beverage is frozen solid, pour the chocolate graham crumbs onto a small shallow dish. Rub the orange wedge around the edge of the martini glass. Dip the edge into the crumbs until the rim is well coated. (Note: Only a portion of the graham crumbs will adhere to the glass.)
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, honey and vanilla until well combined. Dollop onto the frozen beverage, top with a cherry, and enjoy with a small spoon.

Notes

Per serving: 300 calories, 7g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 25mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 45g total carbohydrate, 4g dietary fiber, 39g sugars, 7g protein

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The “Before” Version

Chocolate Cream Pie

Per serving (if serves 8): 580 calories, 38g total fat, 22g saturated fat, 0.5g trans fat, 160mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 59g total carbohydrate, 4g dietary fiber, 41g sugars, 9g protein

 

Tasteover Tips

  • Focus on the filling, rather than the crust or topping, since that’s the main feature of a pie
  • Use a perfectly portioned eating/drinking vessel, like a sturdy martini glass, to add whimsy while keeping serving size just right
  • Plain Greek yogurt whipped with honey or coconut nectar and pure vanilla extract creates a delightfully luscious topping in lieu of whipped cream

frozen chocolate cream pie martini

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