Skinny Turtle Ice Cream Cake

skinny turtle ice cream cake Dessert
Skinny Turtle Ice Cream Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 11 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

With fewer calories and less fat, this turtle won’t take a bite out of your diet! MORE+ LESS-

Updated May 15, 2018


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


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  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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