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Skinny Turtle Ice Cream Cake

 88 Ratings
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 11 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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70% less sat fat • 62% less fat • 45% fewer calories than the original recipe. With fewer calories and less fat, this turtle won’t take a bite out of your diet!


chocolate wafer cookies, finely crushed (1/2 cup)
tablespoon no-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread stick, melted
cups chocolate reduced-fat ice cream, slightly softened
cup fat-free hot fudge topping
cup chopped pecans
cups vanilla reduced-fat ice cream, slightly softened
cup fat-free caramel topping


  • 1 In small bowl, mix wafer cookie crumbs and melted vegetable oil spread until crumbly. Press gently and evenly in bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. Freeze 30 minutes.
  • 2 Drop chocolate ice cream by small spoonfuls over crust; carefully spread until smooth. Freeze 1 hour or until firm.
  • 3 Spoon and carefully spread fudge topping over ice cream. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup of the pecans; press lightly. Freeze 1 hour or until firm.
  • 4 Drop vanilla ice cream by small spoonfuls over pecan layer; carefully spread until smooth. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup pecans. Cover; freeze at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • 5 To serve, let stand at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes to soften. Carefully remove side of pan. Cut into 12 wedges. Place each wedge on individual dessert plate; drizzle each with 1 teaspoon of the caramel topping. Store remaining ice cream cake covered in freezer.

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

Be sure to drop the ice cream by small spoonfuls so that spreading it is minimal and you don't disturb the preceding layers.

Pecans are traditional for turtle desserts, but walnuts or cashews are just as delicious.

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