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TWINKIES ARE BACK!!

The new boxes of Twinkies are back on store shelves, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember – 38.5 grams instead of 42.5.  Still, if you’re going to indulge, it could take you a while to burn off the calories in just ONE Twinkie.

  • Hiking: 22 minutes
  • Walking (slow pace): 50 minutes
  • Jogging: 20 minutes
  • Swimming (vigorously): 13 minutes
  • Jumping rope: 15 minutes
  • Scrubbing the floor: 30 minutes
  • Running up the stairs: 10 minutes
Pineapple Whip
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional, for authentic sweetness)
Instructions
  1. Freeze the pineapple chunks. Either chop ahead and freeze them overnight, or buy frozen pineapple.  You’ll need enough to reach the 6-7 cup mark on your blender pitcher. (This recipe works best in a high-speed blender, because you’ll need to be able to pulverize the frozen pineapple into an ice-cream-like consistency. A normal blender will most likely not work, but a food processor might.)
  2. Combine the frozen pineapple with the almond milk and honey, then blend until a frozen sorbet texture is achieved.
  3. For an authentic Dole Whip presentation, transfer the frozen dessert to a large plastic bag, and cut off the tip to create a piping bag. Pipe the pineapple whip into 4-6 dishes, and serve.
  4. Any leftovers (yeah, right) can be frozen in an ice cube tray, and used in smoothies later!

Remember the Family Life Radio Virtual Ice Cream Social is coming up this Friday!

Here’s the recipe that Shannyn & her son found .. & enjoyed!

Ice Cream in a Bag

2 TBSP sugar

1 cup half and half (you can use heavy cream or whole milk)

½ tsp vanilla extract

½ cup salt (The bigger the granules, the better.  Kosher or rock salt works best, but table salt is fine and will work)

Ice cubes(enough to fill a gallon-size bag about half full)

1 pint size zip-lock bag

1 gallon size sip lock bag

Combine the sugar, half and half, and vanilla extract in the pint size bag and seal it tightly.  Place the salt and ice in the gallon size bag, then place the sealed smaller bag inside as well.  Seal the larger bag.  Now shake the bags until the mixture hardens, about 5 minutes.  Feel the small bag to determines when it’s done.  Take the smaller bag out of the larger one, add mix-ins and eat the ice cream right out of the bag.  Easy cleanup too!  Serves 1-2.

Remember the Family Life Radio Virtual Ice Cream Social is coming up this Friday!  Get yours ready & join us.