Make: Hang-On-to-Summer Sundae

Sometimes, an indulgence really hits the spot

The last weekend of summer is behind us. Now it’s back to reality and back to the grind.

Since I haven’t written any dessert recipes, I thought this would be the perfect time—a bit of a post-summer pick-me-up. To be honest, I’m not much of a dessert lover (or much of a baker); I’d rather have an appetizer or a glass of wine. But every once in a while, I get a sweet tooth that I indulge. So a good bet for me is to find the best ingredients, stick to the serving size, and then add some whole ingredients to make it my own.

Häagen-Dazs Five is a line of ice cream with only five ingredients—a very rare to find in the grocery store. Better yet, you will recognize and understand how to pronounce all five ingredients! I hope you like this semi-homemade treat.

Sundae Best
Serves one

½ cup Haagen Dazs Five vanilla ice cream
¼ cup Fresh cherries, pitted
2 tbsp Plain Granola
1 tsp Pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds)
1 tsp Cacao nibs

Scoop ice cream into a bowl, and top with ingredients. Devour!

Per serving: Calories 455, Total Fat 33g, Sat. Fat 19g, Cholesterol 120mg , Sodium  77mg, Carbohydrates  53g , Dietary Fiber 8g, Protein 12g

Worried about calories? Consider this: A small cookie dough Blizzard from Dairy Queen has a whopping 710 calories, and a large Rita’s Italian ice has between 380 and 760 calories, depending of flavor, plus an enormous about of carbs.

Maura Manzo is a health coach and yoga instructor at RYAH Yoga and Health in Conshohocken.  To learn more about her classes and workshops, visit or ryahyoga.comRead her full bio here.