I like dessert. I love cold dessert.
I also enjoy not blowing up my boyish figure like a Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon. You scoff, but I am fighting a genetic profile full of large Italian asses and midsections that expand post-30, and I refuse to go boldly over that particular hill.
But, you see, I love cold dessert a little too much. I cannot pass a water ice or sorbet store on foot without buying a serving. The average shelf-life of a half-gallon of ice cream in my house is 36 hours.
Think about that, and then contemplate what happens when Acme has one of those “2 for $5” sales.
It ain’t pretty.
Enter the Del Monte Fruit Chiller. It is basically the best invention ever. Made by Del Monte (kindergarten flashback: they made your fruit cups), the tiny plastic cups start out as a semi-solid fruit slush. However, a few hours of freezer time makes them yummy fruit ice cups that are as a near a neighbor to a fresh fruit smoothie as they are to a sorbet.
(Hot tip #1: Serve with a dollop of peanut butter for a breadless PB&J dessert snack.)
(Hot top #2: Toss two in a blender with some vodka.)
We absolutely live on them. Yes, the dreaded High Fructose Corn Syrup is ingredient number three. But do you know what ingredient number one is? Apples. Basically, Del Monte found a way to make apple sauce awesome for the post naptime set.
Single-serving, satisfying frozen desserts that are non-dairy, made with fresh fruit, 100% of daily Vitamin C, and 170 calories with no fat. Oh, and less than a dollar each in a four-pack.
PS: Beware, dieters and diabetics – thanks to sugar content they are 15% of daily recommended carbs.
PPS: This is not an endorsement of the fruit-pop style Chillers. They are creepy. Stick to the cups.