So Kellogg’s/Special K holds this annual contest called the “Student Fiber-ful Kitchen Cook-Off“, where dietetic students and interns can develop a recipe that has increased fiber and uses at least one Kellogg product from a given list. All participants receive a one year membership the Food and Culinary Professionals dietetic practice group. The grand prize is an all expense paid trip to the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) 2013, which is an annual conference for all dietitians that are a part of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. FNCE 2013 will be in Houston this October. There is the possibility for two runners up, who will receive a gift certificate to a kitchen supply store. Winners will also have their product professionally photographed and will be featured on Kelloggs.com and KelloggsNurition.com
When thinking about what to do for this contest, I decided to do a dessert. (Because dietitians and desserts go hand in hand :wink:). I thought about doing a un-fried version of Fried Ice Cream, a classic Mexican dessert. A lot of recipes that I have seen in the past said that you could put honey on top of the finished product. This sparked an idea. What other dessert do I know that is covered in crunchy topping and honey?! A HUMPHREYS!!!
To those who are asking, “What (or who) is a Humphrey’s?”, let me tell you.
A Humphrey’s Yogart (technical name) is named after Humphrey Bogart. Why? I have no idea…maybe he was a fan of the ingredients that make it up, which are: Plain frozen yogurt, granola, honey, fresh fruit and more plain yogurt on top. It is seriously delish.
I thought doing my take on this dessert was appropriate because there are good memories associated with this dessert. During the summer quarter, my fellow intern friends and I literally ate one of these every day. After class we would go to the pool and eat our Humphrey’s out on the deck while soaking up the sun rays. We probably ate our weight in frozen yogurt over the course of those six weeks. So, it felt appropriate to do this recipe a midst my dietetic internship. This one is for you friends!!
A Humphrey’s “not” fried Ice Cream
- 2 cups of Kellogg’s® Low Fat granola, crushed and toasted
- 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 pint (2 cups) of Vanilla Ice Cream (I used No Sugar Added Blue Bunny®)
- Cut up fresh fruit (bananas, blueberries, pineapple, strawberries and kiwi are some good ones to use)
- Preheat over to 350° F to toast the granola.
- Measure out granola and pour into a gallon Ziploc bag.
- Using a rolling pin or the bottom of a glass, crush up the granola.
- Add melted butter and cinnamon to the bag. Seal back up and mix with your hands
- Put a piece of aluminum foil onto a cookie sheet and pour the granola mixture onto it. Put into oven for no longer than 5 minutes. And keep an eye on it— it could burn!
- While the granola is toasting, scoop out 4 scoops of ice cream and place into a muffin tin or onto a plate covered with wax paper. Put back into the freezer.
- Take out granola from oven. Let cool.
- While granola is cooling, cut up your fruit of choice into bite size pieces. Set aside.
- Once granola is cool to the touch (you don’t want hot granola on cold ice cream), pour it into a bowl.
- Take out your ice cream balls and using your hands, roll each ball in the crushed granola. Do this quickly so the ice cream stays firm.
- Once all ice cream balls have been coated in the granola, place them back in the freezer to re-harden.
- After about an hour or right before serving time, pull the ice cream balls out of the freezer. Place into a pretty cup or bowl (I used margarita glasses). Spoon fruit on top and drizzle with honey. If you wanted to you could sprinkle leftover granola crumbs on top. Since I used a margarita glass, I put some granola in the bottom, to fill up the hole.
- Serve and enjoy the same day, or else the granola will get soggy.
Nutritional Facts (1/2 cup serving):
- Calories: 422 kcal
- Fat: 10 g
- Protein: 12 g
- Carbohydrates: 82 g
- Sodium: 235 mg
- Fiber: 12 g
This is a great treat that can cool you off on a hot summer day! (Ricky Bobby anyone?)
The due date for this was at the end of March. Grading was supposed to start April 8th, so we will see what happens! I will keep you all posted!! Wish me luck!