A Bushel of Brooks

A Bushel of Brooks
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Cool Off with a Frozen Treat

Can't deny it. Hot days often mean that ice cream or something of the life sounds really good. But, even Eli has commented that he would rather find something a bit more healthy to finish off dinner with than ice cream. We do keep a rather astonishing amount of sugar-free popsicles around, but sometimes something creamy sounds like the perfect end.

So we've been creating our own. My sister lent us one of those small counter-top ice cream makers. And we've been making frozen yogurt like crazy! SO GOOD. I've been using plain, non-fat yogurt, some milk, and adding in flavors from there. So, it's almost just like having a yogurt - but when it's frozen, it just tastes more indulgent!

Our basic recipe:

16 oz. plain, non-fat yogurt

8 oz (or so) of milk (we always have 2% around)

1/8 - 1/4 c. sugar, depending on your preferences

And you can add from there. We did coconut with flaked coconut and coconut extract added it.

And my personal fav has been the above with instant decaf coffee mixed in with some vanilla extract.

Right now I have a tropical one chilling in the fridge to mix up tomorrow: I added one Chobani pineapple greek yogurt, one mango that I pureed in the food processor, and 1/2 tsp. coconut extract. I have no doubts that it's gonna be awesome! Easy way to cool off from the heat of summer ... and if we're lucky, Jonah will even try one of them sometime! = )

1 comment:

  1. I think I need to get myself one of those ice cream makers. Yum!