Friday, May 1, 2015

COOKING: Blueberry Vanilla "Frozen Yogurt"


Normally, I would never recommend that you make any recipe that has quotation marks in the title. That kind of mystery is not something I want in my food. Bear with me, though; I'm not calling this "frozen yogurt" because I'm playing an elaborate prank, wherein I entice you to consume something that appears to be frozen yogurt, but is actually, like, frozen sunscreen with food coloring in it. I'm calling it "frozen yogurt" because the end result is a nearly frozen texture that closely resembles soft serve frozen yogurt, and could very easily become even more frozen yogurt-like with a couple extra steps. So, the quotation marks are really just a shortcut to a catchier title. Although, maybe I should look into becoming a professional prank artist because that sunscreen thing is kind of genius.

Artfully arranged insect eggs. JK, it's blueberries! But if you didn't know that, it'd look creepy, right?

The only thing that really matters is that this dessert tastes gooooood. It's cold, it's fruity, it's creamy - it's the perfect warm weather snack, and from what I know, warm weather is coming on fast and snacks are always in demand. No reason not to get this under your belt early.


INGREDIENTS
3 Cups Frozen Blueberries
2 Cups Yogurt {I used vanilla, feel free to use plain/regular/Greek/whatever}
Splash of Vanilla Extract
Sugar {to taste, optional if you like it a little sweeter}


HOW TO MAKE IT
Okay, prepare for the most grueling kitchen session of your life! Just kidding - there is only one real step here: put the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend or process.
From geek to chic.
When you're done, you'll have a thick, mostly frozen dessert much like this:

You can eat this in a few different ways:
a) Just go to town with a spoon right away. Completely reasonable - no judgement.
b) Pop it into the freezer for a couple of hours to get a firmer and icier result.
c) Put the mixture into an ice cream maker to get a more traditional frozen yogurt texture.

The texture ended up kind of like that of a very thick milkshake, but when frozen turned more solid. I've also made this with frozen raspberries and got a much thicker result so play around. Frozen pineapple would be amazing! Use coconut yogurt! Sorry, I don't mean to tell you what to do, but I'm going to do that now. You probably don't want to miss out, though.

Do you have an ice cream maker? Were you suspicious of the quotation marks in this recipe's title? What's you favorite summer dessert, homemade or not?


18 comments:

  1. Looks so yummy. I have an ice cream maker but don't use it anymore!

    xx

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    1. Thank you! I don't use my ice cream maker as often as I'd like, but I'm always happy when I do! xo

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  2. WOW! This looks delicious!! I second frozen pineapple being amazing.. I love when my smoothies are super frozen because of the fruits, I can imagine with added yogurt it would be something very similar to frozen yogurt so don't feel too much like a con-artist. I think the title is totally appropriate!! ;) ;) Thank you for sharing!!!

    Much Love!!
    -Stephanie Eva

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    1. Thank you!! I make a smoothie almost every day and I love adding frozen pineapple! A go-to recipe for me is spinach, pineapple and blueberries. I'm definitely going to try this recipe with pineapple VERY soon! xo

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  3. Hahah thank you for not leading us to a recipe that requires sunscreen ;) And holy YUM this sounds incredible. Every summer my parents go to a blueberry farm and literally pick POUNDS of blueberries. This recipe is making me hella anxious to get a boxful already. I'd eat this all day everyday.

    xo marlen

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    1. Haha, no problem! ;) WOW, picking straight from a blueberry farm sounds delightful! I hope you try this with some awesome fresh blueberries! xo

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    1. Thank you! It was delicious too! xo

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  5. Dang, lady! I have those same spoons, passed on from my parents' first house circa 1988. This looks delicious btw.

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    1. Wow, weird! I've had those spoons forever. I think they might have belonged to my grandparents and then my mom and somehow I have them now. Spoon twins! xo

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  6. In the name of all that is delicious, this looks amazing!! I have a trip to a blueberry farm coming soonso this recipe seriously could not have come at a better time!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Thank you! You seriously NEED to make this if you're getting farm fresh blueberries. I really want to check out a blueberry farm now! xo

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  7. this looks so good and healthy and yummy too, thanks for sharing it :) <3

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.youtube.com/marieljanina

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for reading and hope you try it! xo

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  8. Looks "delicious"! I want to "eat" it!

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    1. Hahahaha yes! You should definitely "do" that! xo

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  9. Definitely making this!!!

    http://shecouldbeajoanofarc.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yay! Get ready for the deliciousness! xo

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