When my fiancé lived in his fraternity house at Arizona State, there were few foods he kept in his room (and spoiler alert, my skinny Cap’n Crunch ice cream was not one of them). I always assumed he was just a boy who had no idea how to maneuver around the grocery store, but as I got older and as I got to know my stud a little better, I learned that he was just a smart man with good taste. Cap’n Crunch Berries always made his grocery list.
I’m not going to say that Cap’n Crunch cereal is incredibly healthy. Though I hate to admit it, those tasty berries are not organic or 100% naturally flavored. BUT as I’ve said before, I do not believe we need to kill ourselves over clean-eating guidelines 100% of the time. Eat well, eat organic as often as you can, but ever so often, don’t check the label – unless you have food allergies of course.
This week, my cheat treat was Cap’n Crunch, or more specifically, skinny Cap’n Crunch ice cream. At only 100 calories per 3/4 cup, there was so much room to explore. I tried a few things, really creative stuff, like cereal pancakes (please don’t go here), but came up pretty disappointed. Then I thought, “J, cereal goes well with milk. Why wouldn’t it be awesome as ice cream?” so I went there, and I am so happy I did.
Speaking of which, you should probably “go there” as well:
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- 1/2 cup organic skim milk (45 calories)
- 1/2 cup plain vanilla yogurt (53 calories, depending)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (10 calories)
- 2 tablespoons Truvia
- 1/2 cup Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal, smashing half (67 calories)
- If you have an ice cream maker, your job is very simple. You know the steps of freezing your ice cream bucket and going through the churning process, and if not you can refer to your guide because all ice cream makers differ.
- Mix all of your ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl (excluding cereal) and place in fridge for 30 minutes. After half-an-hour passes, pour mix into ice cream maker. Allow to churn until nearly frozen and then sprinkle in both chopped and unchopped cereal pieces into ice cream maker.
- If you do not have an ice cream maker, add all ingredients into a freezer-friendly bowl (including cereal). Stir ingredients as frequently as possible throughout the day while mixture is freezing. Your texture will be better if you have an ice cream maker, so consider purchasing one 🙂 They’re the bomb.com!