Low Calorie Dessert Swap with C&H Light Sugar & Stevia Blend
I love dessert. I have a sweet tooth that controls me sometimes. I’ll admit it. If you love dessert like I do, you can make some simple swaps and still indulge! By changing a few ingredients, I have turned many of my favorite desserts into lighter versions! My waistline appreciates a good low calorie dessert!
Recently I had the opportunity to use C&H Light as the swap for sugar in one of our favorite desserts — tapioca pudding! I have loved tapioca since I was a little girl so there is definitely a comfort factor involved. C&H Light is a sugar & stevia blend that has half the calories of sugar! It’s a great way to save some calories while still enjoying a family favorite.
Tapioca with C&H Light
By blending pure cane C&H® Sugar with a naturally sweet extract from the stevia plant, C&H has created a delicious sweetener with no artificial ingredients that can save you 350 calories per cup! After learning that I was ready to give it a try!
Would it really give my tapioca the sweetness it needed? I remember once when my Nana made tapioca for us and forgot the sugar! It wasn’t quite the same! Not even the dog wanted to eat it!
Make a Swap to Save Calories
I know how to make tapioca without even following the directions. That is how often I’ve made it! This time I did have to slow down a bit and do some math! It’s summer and I’m on vacation. I’m not supposed to have to do math! But a 1/2 cup C&H Light equals 1 cup of sugar so there was some calculation to be done.
So what is half of 1/3 cup of sugar? Can you do that one in your head? Well, I will admit that I went the easy route and decided to make a double batch of pudding. So instead of 2/3 cup, I only used 1/3 cup of C&H Light instead of sugar!
The Trick to Tapioca
If you’ve never made tapioca pudding, it’s not a dessert to put on the stove and check in on. It requires your full attention until it is done. You have to stir it constantly to prevent burning. I don’t recommend doing it with any little helpers in the kitchen! I did it with W in the kitchen with me and it was a challenge.
In fact, while I was trying to stop him from taking everything out of one of the cabinets, I almost forgot one of the most important ingredients!
Don’t forget the vanilla when you’re making tapioca! It won’t matter which sweetener you’re using. It won’t taste quite right! Luckily I remembered before I put it in the refrigerator to chill so all was not lost! Dessert was still a go!
Making a Low Calorie Dessert with C&H Light
I found C&H Light very easy to work with in the kitchen. Once I did the math, I just measured as I normally would. No fancy tricks or anything! Just measure and go! We often use alternatives to sugar so I was interested to see what my family thought of C&H Light.
There were no complaints and the pudding disappeared within minutes! I think that’s a sign of approval! The tapioca was as sweet as usual and I didn’t experience any difference in flavor. Knowing we were saving calories was great and I will definitely be using it for pudding and perhaps some baking in the future!
C&H Light is available in a 2 lb. resealable pouch and a 40-count packet box. The resealable pouch has been great to keep in the kitchen. My mom drinks at least one cup of hot tea a day so the packets have come in very handy as well!
You can also connect with C&H and Domino on Twitter! Join the Twitter party on August 8th from 8 – 10pm EST to celebrate the sweet life!
Twitter Party Details
Who: Domino® Light AND C&H® Light: Sugar & Stevia Blends
When: August 8th, 2012 from 8-10pm EST
Brand Twitter: @Dominosugar (Domino® Light) AND @Candh_sugar (C&H® Light)
What low calorie dessert would you make with C&H Light?
Formula Mom Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Domino Sugar. I received product samples for review purposes and was compensated. However all opinions and experiences are 100% my own.