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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Homemade Fro-Yo Yo Yo

Continuing on from the Pesto dinner the other night…we were in dire need of a frozen treat!!

Now I know you’ve seen homemade tart frozen yogurt all over the blog world, I have too.  I think the first one I saw was way back on 101Cookbooks, and one of the more recent ones has been on Lauren’s blog

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I liked the proportions of non-fat/low-fat yogurt and reduced sugar that Lauren was using, so I went with those measurements.

  • 2 Cups Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Cup 2% Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • I added about 1/8 tsp vanilla bean paste in the hopes for some flecks of vanilla bean in there…not really sure why I didn’t just use all paste instead…oh well next time

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Throw it into your ice cream maker and let ‘er rip!

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I was craving some of the toppings that I get when I hit up Berryline…which sometimes involves sugary kids cereal :)

So I bought this bad boy…

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OMG, I used to always ask my mom to buy these when I was little!!  Of course I’d eat the few I liked and not the rest…hence I didn’t get them often ;)

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My yogurt serving was going to involve one of these selections:

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Fresh cut up nectarine

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and fresh raspberries IMG_0372_thumb

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The yogurt came out sooooooo creamy! 

I almost think it was even a tad too sweet…I might cut down the sugar to 1/3 of a cup next time! 

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This has got to be the easiest homemade frozen treat yet!  I can’t wait to explore the possibilities and flavors.  

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Perfect for this crazy heat wave we’re having up here!

Time for Body Pump, I haven’t been in weeks!!!  Should be interesting ;)

9 comments:

  1. MMmmmm frozen yogurt :)

    I like the idea of using vanilla bean paste - I'm going to try that next time!

    I made the same request for sugary cereal variety packs as a kid. Much to my disappointment, my hippie parents rarely bought any cereal other than grape nuts and shredded wheat.

    Now I'm craving tart fro yo with fun toppings!

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  2. What a fun treat. I totally used to beg my mom for those cereal packs too! Then my sister and I would fight over who got which one ;) The frozen treat looks amazing. I need an ice cream maker stat! Enjoy your Friday!!

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  3. So how did it hold up in the freezer? Did you get brick-o-yogurt the next day, or nice and scoop-able? That's the biggest issue I'm having with trying to make lower fat and lower sugar fro-yo's!

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  4. I only used to get those little cereals when we went on family vacations it was the only time mom would buy them. I really need an ice cream maker so I can make fun treats.

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  5. That yogurt looks awesome!! Just like BerryLine :)

    I just made pesto the other night too!! I am in love with how easy it was and I want to make it all the time now. Yours looks fab!

    Happy weekend :)

    Sues

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  6. Where is your vanilla paste from? Sounds genius!

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