Healthified black forest brownie a la mode

Sometimes I get these crazy intense cravings for over-the-top decadent desserts.  Not just a cookie, or a biscotti, or chocolate covered blueberry but something sinfully scrumptious.  You know.  One of those desserts that makes your eyes flutter back into your head in excited anticipation as soon as you set your sights on it.

I was having one of THOSE cravings the other night.  I NEEDED something sweet and succulent.  This was serious.

I put my thinking cap on (which happens to be the only cap in my closet), and headed to the kitchen in search of inspiration. 

I grabbed a handful of cherries from the fridge:DSCF7343

After halving and depitting them, I  threw them in a pot.  Then I added 1/4 cup of water.  Hmmmmm….

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I figured I could make some sort of fruity compote by simmering the cherries until the water evaporated.  That sounded like it could possibly be tasty.

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Hmmm what could go with this cherry compote?  I headed to the freezer and grabbed a deep chocolate Vitatop:

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Then I put the vitatop on a plate, admired its chocolate beauty, then popped that puppy into the microwave for 1 minute 15 seconds until it was nice and hot!

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THEN, I topped the vitatop with a 1/3 cup of slow churned vanilla ice cream, of course:

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And my cherry compote:

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I admired it from all angles, which took a while due to the aforementioned eye fluttering:

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And then I dove in.  Face first.

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Truth be told, I have no idea what to call this concoction… but healthified black forest brownie a la mode sounds quite appropriate 🙂

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Reasons NOT to feel guilty: 186 calories, 43g carbs, 4g fat, 7g protein, 10g fiber

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