These ice cream sundaes, granola & berries are a healthier version than your usual sundaes. Sweet, crunchy and tart all in one bite, which is everything you could possibly want in something healthy and sweet. Match made in heaven.
The new Low Cow Lite Ice Cream made by Simple Truth is rich in flavor and oh-so-creamy in texture, yet high in protein and low in calories. It actually tastes like real ice cream without chalky aftertaste.This delicious frozen treat has been carefully crafted to taste and eat just like your favorite ice cream. Best part is, that it contains 75% less fat and 55% fewer calories than regular ice cream. In addition, Low Cow is non-GMO, gluten free, and made with absolutely no artificial ingredients or preservatives.
You can grab yourself a pint or try all the flavors, they are only available at your local Kroger stores. They priced it very well compared to competitive brands, plus the quality is so much better, in my opinion.
Low Cow ice cream is available in 6 flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Sea Salt Caramel, Lemon Cake, Mint Chocolate Chip, Birthday Cake. I have tried mostly all of them and I can say… hello, I’m in love. I am not really a sweets person, but I didn’t feel guilty eating a few spoonfuls of each to taste the flavors and decided to go with the Lemon Cake and Vanilla for this recipe.The great thing about this recipe is that you can choose your favorite flavor and use that as the base for the sundae. I mean heck choose more than two. Get creative.
A great idea I had in mind is to have a ice cream sundae party and have friends over. Let them choose their own flavors and toppings… sounds like fun huh? I think it’s the perfect dessert on a summer day with friends. Plus everyone can get creative with their toppings.The base of the granola has oats, honey, vanilla extract and coconut oil. Use dried berries you like, I go for dried cherries, figs, blueberries and apricots. For the nuts and seeds, I like to use a combination of whatever I have on hand, which usually includes almonds, cashews, pecans, chia seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.
Now all you have to do is mix everything together, spread the oat mixture on a parchment-lined baking sheet for easy clean-up, and pop it in the oven.
Homemade granola, if you haven’t made it before, is so easy to make. Also, if you feel intimidated at all with making your own granola or don’t have the time, grab a bag or two of Simple Truth organic granola, it’s really good too, they are available only at your local Kroger stores. The star of this show, really, is the ice cream. So lets begin with this sweet treat. really the only part that is the recipe here is the granola, the rest is up to you. I’ll share what I added on my sundaes.
ICE CREAM SUNDAES, GRANOLA & BERRIES
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 cup nuts (mix in what you have) I used almonds, cashews and pecans
3/4 cup total other mix-ins to add after baking: dried cherries, figs, apricots, blueberries
1.Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
2. Toss oats, nuts, coconut flakes and salt together in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together melted coconut oil, honey, vanilla bean extract.
3. Stir into oat mixture and spread onto the foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 mins, turning and stirring the granola half way through to prevent uneven browning.
4. Once your granola is finished baking, let it cool for 15 mins on the baking sheet.
5. When cooled, crumble the granola and stir in the dried fruit.
toasted coconut flakes
Assemble the sundaes by scooping a few scoops of ice cream in bowls or glasses, add the granola, berries and coconut flakes. Enjoy!
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