|The Motherlode: My 1st edition copy of the ORIGINAL 1966 Weight Watchers cookbook|
With Summer fast approaching, though, I am starting to feel the urge to have ice cream EVERY DAY. Do you ever get that? I know I can't be the only one.
I made up my mind to find some plan-friendly alternatives and decided to start at the source. The ORIGINAL Weight Watchers cookbook by Jean Nidetch. At least, Jean is credited as the author, but admits in her autobiography, "The cookbook had my name and picture on the cover but the recipes were developed by Felice Lippert (Jean's business partner's wife, who had lost weight on the plan). She was the one who was interested in cooking-and she had the time to spend in the kitchen. I certainly didn't."
I just adore this book, the recipes aren't bad and the cartoon illustrations are so cute! I looked through the dessert section and found a recipe that was right up my alley, called "Coffee Whip"! It was underneath a cartoon that reads "Your stomach doesn't know it's your birthday."
NACHO MAMA'S CAFE GEL-LATTE!
makes 4 servings
1 envelope of unflavored gelatin (like Knox)
2 cups, minus 2 tablespoons, EXTRA STRONG hot coffee
2 tablespoons Vanilla, Fatfree Half-and-Half
Splenda to taste
1. Brew coffee, add half-and-half and Splenda. It should be stronger and a little sweeter than your average cup o'joe.
2. Slowly whisk gelatin into the hot coffee mixture until dissolved.
3. Ladle into 4 ramekins or cups and chill until set. Serve with a dollop of fatfree whipped topping. Yeah, I mean Cool Whip.
|It's not complete without the Cool Whip!|
ONLY ONE POINTPLUS PER SERVING!!! That's with the Cool Whip, people!
My only regret? Why, oh why, did I not think to serve this in cute little COFFEE CUPS?! Where was my head?
Anyhoo-it was downright delicious. Even my husband thought so and he was muy skeptical, let me tell you. It was cool and creamy and coffee-y. Perfect for summer. Thanks Felice!
I hope you'll give this one a try this summer, I think it would be good to serve al fresco on a hot summer night, no? Just watch out for that caffeine-it does pack a punch!
Wishing you love with extra cheese-
PS-For some MAJOR retro-Weight Watchers action, head over to Mimi's blog: 1972 The Retro WW Experiment. She's the queen!