Saturday, July 16, 2011

*Ice Cream Social*…less than 100 calories!

It’s time to join A Musing Potpourri for the social event of the season!

Ice Cream Social

Summer is the season for ICE CREAM!


So here is my ‘less than 100 calorie’ solution to joining in on the FUN!

1/2 Cup Breyers Carb Smart Ice Cream = 90 calories

Root Beer = 0 calories


As all of my regular readers know….I can’t eat sugar any more for various reasons! And YES…I KNOW artificial sweeteners are not good for you either! But when I want to splurge and have a dessert (that is not fruit!) I can have this sweet treat! Nothing should be eaten in excess! I don’t drink diet drinks! But I did buy this A & W Root beer and this carton of Sugar Free Ice Cream for a summer time treat!


And I think some of it ‘melted’ when I brought it inside! My props are disappearing! heehee!


It’s beautiful sitting on my balcony with a good book…

(I’m reading “There’s Something About St. Tropez” by Elizabeth Adler!)


and a French magazine….


looking out over the Blue Ridge mountains!


Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the summer!


I’m linking to A Musing Potpourri!

I’m also linking with the Kitchen Boutique!

Why don’t you join it?!

Ice Cream Social Logo 2011

What’s your favorite ice cream treat?


Vee said...

I guess that there are a number of ice cream socials about! I enjoy a good old-fashioned float and the diet soda does save a lot of calories. Enjoy that Carolina morning!

Diane Writes said...

Hello Diane! I would love to sit down, have the sweets of happiness while enjoying the wonderful. The experience is just so priceless. Enjoy your day my friend!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The float sounds great to me! Looks like you have the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the day:@)

Esther is not-quite-perfect said...

Arglrgl root beer!
None of that over here in Spain... :(

helen tilston said...

Thank you for the lo-cal solution to ice cream. I love it!
Your book, magazine and chair overlooking the mountains reaffirms that one can be anywhere in their heart and joy is from within.
To many more breathtaking view of the beautiful Carolinas

Cindy said...

We have been getting Chocolate Moose Tracks ice cream. It is so good, I have to be extra careful not to eat too much!

Cindy said...

Looks much cooler than than here!! Yummy float and quilt!!!

Terri said...

I grew up on A & W rootbeer and their diet rootbeer is awesome! I am never without it!

I also love root beer floats. Thanks for the info on Breyers. It makes having a treat seem ok!

Jemm said...

Yum! I didn't even know a "carb smart" ice cream existed. Your balcony spot looks divine! I'm impressed it's cool enough to sit outside ;)

bj said...

I am always amazed at the beautiful view you have. So pretty.

Root Beer floats have been one of my favorites since I was a young girl.:) Now, all the kids and grands love them, too.

Anonymous said...

wow, that does look good and for under 100 calories ,, great!!Unfortunately my fav icecream treat tips the scales a bit higher,, i love the drumsticks,, (sugar cone ,icecream dipped in chocolate and peanuts,,) yikes!but good,

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

The float looks wonderful! Glad you were able to enjoy a sweet treat.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

WHo doesn't love a delicious float and good book!?!?!? I hope you will join our What We're Reading Linky Party on Wednesday!!!

Ricki Jill

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Very creative, and sounds delish.

Is that a April Cornell quilt by any chance?

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Beth said...

You have a beautiful view from your deck and your low cal treat looks great. Enjoyed your post.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Great idea for a low cal summertime treat! And it looks so good in that setting, a good book and a nice treat, enjoy!

Susanne said...

The perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner.....ICE's still great to love this treat, even when we are only kids at heart!

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi Diane,
I have been out of touch with the blogs for a few days while spending time with my girlfriend, Lori, who was visiting from Houston. Your float looks delicious! My Dad used to love these so much! When I think of him I always think of icecream which he loved his whole life. I would love to know how like this book you are reading and also would love to know the name of the French magazine. I don't think I have ever seen the magazine and might look for it. It looks like you are having a relaxing time there. Enjoy!!!! xoxo Kim

Joanne said...

Oh my goodness your view is amazing!. have to try that root beer float sounds yummy!
Blessings, Joanne

Incipient Wings said...

this sounds like the perfect combination.
and what a view!

JENNIFER, said...

Hi Diane! yummmmmmm! that looks so good...I'm on a diet so this is a very welcome treat. :o) I hope you had a very nice week and that your weekend is even better :o) hugs, Jennifer

missing moments said...

you're just a big tease with that drink and view! LOL

Suzy said...

What a fantastic view to enjoy your float from! I love that its lo cal and I'm sure still very tasty. That's one thing I do love about ice cream these days. They make so many that are "affordable" when dieting lol. Thanks for joining in at the Social. Mark your calendar because we will do it all again next year!

La said...

Hi Diane!

Thank you so much for joining in on the fun. A root beer float has a way of hitting the spot on a hot summer day.

I think A&W makes the best Diet Root Beer, too.

Barbara F. said...

Wow, that root beer float looks just as good as a fattening one. like I made for my post :( lol. I have to curb my, ahem, enthusiasm with all things sweet too. Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment. I am going to have a look around your pretty blog. xo,

Ginger Zuck said...

OMgoodness! It looks delicious! and I love ice cream in any fashion!! By Golly, we've just to plurge ocassionaly! and this is all there is to it!! this is a perfect solution!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this. My hubby has sugar problems and we have been doing low carbs for several months now. Sometimes it is hard to come up with ideas when we are wanting a sweet treat...and this would be a perfect treat!!
Have a great weekend enjoying those beautiful mountains.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Your balcony looks so inviting and wow what a view!!

KAT said...

looks inviting and peaceful enjoy!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, this is amazing!!! I need to make looks so good!!

Maggie said...

I would love to join you on your balcony and enjoy a delicious sweet treat, whilst looking at that amazing view.
Leaving for the airport right now!
Maggie @ Normandy Life

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh look at that beautiful view you have! Thanks for the tip on how to make a low cal root beer float! One of my all time favorites! Now I can have more of them! ;)


Dianne said...

Hi Diane. Only a couple of the pictures loaded for me... but it sure sounds like fun.

Julie said...

Delicious! What a beautiful view!

Foley said...

Love root beer in the summer...I can feel the fizz tickling my nose!

Lilybets said...

My favourite ise cream's taste is strawberry and lemon,especially when done with fruits,like we,italians,do,it's wonderful !

Becky~ said...

I love rootbeer.I didnt know breyers had carb smart icecream.I will have to check on that.Rootbeer float sounds yummy.

Have a beautiful weekend!