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Freezer Fruit Stove Top

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  154
  • Protein  7 g
  • Carbohydrates  19 g
  • Fat  4 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  98 mg
  • Potassium  85 mg
  • Phosphorus  44 mg
  • Calcium  43 mg
  • Fiber  .6 g

Tropical Ice Cream Sandwiches

The kidney-friendly recipe for Tropical Ice Cream Sandwiches is sure to be a delicious pick-me-up after a warm day.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Fatima from Oklahoma.

Portions: 15     Serving size: One 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” square


    • 30 graham cracker squares
    • 15 ounces canned crushed pineapple in juice
    • 8 packets Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener 
    • 1-1/2 cups Procel® protein powder
    • 8 ounces whipped topping
    • 1 packet envelope Knox® unflavored gelatin


    1. Line a 13” x 9-1/2” baking pan with plastic wrap allowing at least 10” to hang on both sides of pan.
    2. Arrange 15 graham cracker squares in the pan and set aside.
    3. Drain pineapple and reserve 1/2 cup of pineapple juice.
    4.  In a large mixing bowl, mix crushed pineapple, Splenda® and Procel®, until there are no lumps.
    5. Fold in whipped topping then set aside. (The folding motion keeps whipped topping airy and light.)
    6. In a small saucepan, boil 1/2-cup pineapple juice. Add 1 packet of unflavored Knox® gelatin. Mix until dissolved then remove from heat.
    7. Lightly fold in gelatin mixture with the whipped topping mixture.
    8. Pour mixture evenly over the graham crackers.
    9. Top mixture with remaining 15 graham cracker squares.
    10. Put plastic wrap from the sides of the pan over the graham crackers. Cover with aluminum foil and seal well. Freeze overnight or at least 6 hours.
    11. After freezing, cut into fifteen 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” pieces and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  •  Put leftover individual sandwiches into zip-locking style freezer bags for easy storage and serving. 

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Tropical Ice Cream Sandwiches



Easy to make and tasted good. Strawberries maybe even better tasting (like a frozen stawberry shortcake)

Apr. 28, 2009, 12:46 PM - Inappropriate review?

Tropical Ice Cream Sandwiches

JPRD says:


More work than the Non-Dairy ice cream sandwiches on this web site...but they are good.

Sep. 08, 2008, 12:30 PM - Inappropriate review?

Tropical Ice Cream Sandwiches



for easy handling of graham crackers...refridge over night..

Jun. 06, 2008, 4:40 PM - Inappropriate review?

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