Deliciously light and refreshing, this Strawberry Frozen Yogurt will be your new, healthy, favorite treat!
I was SUPER excited to play with my new Cuisinart Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Maker that I won from My Judy the Foodie! First off, I know everyone says this , but I seriously NEVER win anything.
No joke, nothing.
So when Shari (the face behind My Judy the Foodie) emailed me to tell me that I was the lucky winner of her giveaway, I was SHOCKED! And then when she told me it was for a Cuisinart Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Maker, it really was my lucky day!
With three little (always hungry) boys, what could possibly be any more perfect? It is so easy to use, even my 2 year old can help.
I started with a basic frozen yogurt recipe. I wanted to use fresh strawberries from our local farmers market and only used 3 Tablespoons of sugar in the entire recipe.
Compare that to Breyer's or Edy's! My frozen yogurt has just 4 INGREDIENTS!
Woooohooooo! Again, I am thrilled about my new prize.
The possibilities are endless with this machine. Being that I can now make my own ice cream, frozen yogurt or frozen treat I know that I am in charge of all of the ingredients, especially the sugar.
It was a huge hit with the kids and my husband. Now that I know this machine is so easy to use, I can't stop thinking of all the flavors of ice cream and frozen yogurt I can make!
I want to use a whole bunch of fresh fruits, think about pineapple, mango, tart sweet cherries...doesn't that sound incredible? Now my kids want me to make cookies and cream, chocolate chip cookie dough, mint chocolate chip and funfetti.
Isn't it hilarious how different we think?
I will absolutely make a bunch of fun flavors like my kids mentioned, I will just lighten then up a bit, like I always do.
This way my kids can enjoy the treat and I can feel good about what I am serving them. It's a total win-win situation for everyone.
Growing up I absolutely loved mint chocolate chip and cookies and cream, so I am thinking of starting with mint cookie frozen yogurt. Doesn't that sound amazing?
Ok, back to this yummy treat...
My youngest actually swirled peanut butter on top which might sound weird but it is one of those things that you shouldn't knock it until you try it. Strawberry and peanut butter is like a match made in heaven.
My middle guy added mini chocolate chips (like a lot of chocolate chips) and loved it. My oldest just wanted rainbow sprinkles so he spread them on the bottom, stopped out ice cream and put it on top of the sprinkles and then put even more sprinkles on top.
I applaud all of their creativity and the most important part (besides the fact that it tastes delicious) is that they had so much fun in the process.
Why be boring? Mix it up and have some fun with this recipe.
I like to use this recipe as a base for all types of yummy treats. Get creative and use whatever additions or toppings that you want. I promise you can not go wrong.
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
- ¾ cup milk of your choice, I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ¼ cup turbinado sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
- 4 cups vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cups strawberries, pureed
In a medium bowl, mix the milk and sugar until the sugar is dissolved (about 1 to 2 minutes on low speed).
Stir in the yogurt and strawberry puree.
Freeze according to manufacturers instructions. (I spooned it into a tall, upright plastic container to place in the freezer).
I can not wait to create some new fun things with my new Ice Cream Maker! Thanks again Shari!
Also, please share any ideas you might have for new recipes. You guys always have such great ideas and I always appreciate it when you share with me.
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