Saturday, May 29, 2010

"It's The Best Frozen Yogurt You've Ever Made!"

I arrived back in Columbus around 9 pm last night, after a rather short, but successful interview with....well ......I can't tell you yet :) Don't worry though, I will be telling you soon, even if I don't get the job. Until then I'm just going to be that annoying blogger who teases her readers. Sorry, I really have no choice!

Last Tuesday was Nick and my 4 year "dating" anniversary. We are actually celebrating tonight by going to the restaurant where we had our first date, called Bravo. As for gifts, we promised to only spend about $15-$20 on each other because we are still saving for things for the house (and I'm still jobless.....). But we are lucky that the simple things are what really make us smile.

I always tell Nick that while I love roses, sometimes I prefer different flowers, with more color! So what did he do? He bought me both.


What a guy!


I took the really cheap route and made him some of his favorite blueberry frozen yogurt. Did you read the title of this post? That's what Nick told me the first time I made this. I call it frozen yogurt because I use half and half instead of cream. I also use less sugar. Typically frozen yogurt has more sugar than ice cream (they have to replace the fat with something, right?!), but that's why mine is special :)

"The Best Frozen Yogurt You've Ever Made!"...

Gina's Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Blend together 1 cup frozen blueberries, ~ 11 T sugar (I used 2 T NuNaturals Erythritol!), 2 cups chilled organic half and half (or non-organic if you choose), and 1 cup soy milk (or almond milk, or skim milk).

Pour into your ice cream maker, and churn for about 18 minutes (or however long your ice cream maker instructions indicate).


After 18 minutes, stop the machine, take out the mixer, and pop into the freezer to get it nice and frozen.


Possible Add-Ins

- Chunks of milk or dark chocolate

- Extra berries

- Granola

- Walnuts, almonds, peanuts, cashews

- Other ideas?

CALORIES: ~ 120 calories per 1/2 cup
Phytonutrients/Antioxidants: I don't know how many, but there are definitely some! What beats a cup of frozen yogurt with some health benefits??



Coming Up
On Monday I'm going to bombard you with all of the sweet potato creations I've made in the past month, and year. Don't you just LOVE sweet potatoes?! I do.

Have a great weekend everyone, and thanks for reading!

30 comments :

  1. Speaking of sweet potatoes...I came across a recipe I really wanted to try and both grocery stores I shop at have been out of sweet potatoes ever since! I am dying to buy some so I can try out the recipe but they are MIA!

    Crossing my fingers you got the job!

    KT

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  2. I should really invest in an ice cream maker! Your creations look delishh!

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  3. LOVE sweet potatoes. Mitch doesn't like them, or we'd probably eat them a lot more! Happy Anniversary! Where DOES the time go, haha

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  4. What a great recipe - I bet using raspberries or strawberries and mixing in some dark chocolate chips would be amazing!

    I may need to try this!

    Enjoy your weekend and happy anniversary!

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  5. Oooh, the job interview sounds exciting! Can't wait to hear more about it!

    I need to get an ice cream maker...you are making me wish I had endless supplies of frozen treats!

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  6. now that looks like perfection! I'm going to have to try that asap, especially since we are heading back to vegas soon and I'm sure it is hot as heck there :) I sure hope your interview goes well Gina and you guys have a nice anniversary dinner!

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  7. I had no idea that frozen yogurt was often higher in sugar than ice cream. We used to have an ice cream maker but it broke. I'd love to have one. IMO, homemade ice cream is one of those splurges that is absolutely worth the calories. Making it with fresh strawberries was my favorite as a kid.

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  8. Awwwwwwwwww Happy 4 years to you and your love!!!!! How sweet!!! I just think you both are so amazing!!!

    Love the beautiful flowers and love that you made him his fave, blueberry frozen yogurt! Looks so good!!

    I hope you had a wonderful dinner at Bravo, that place is so good!!!!!!

    Yay for sweet potato recipes!!!! I cant wait to see these!!

    Love you beautiful!! Crossing my fingers for you on the job! xoxo

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  9. Gorgeous color!!! Love it!

    Congrats on your anniversary. I am glad to hear the interview went well and I am looking forward to hearing about who this was for. Would you have to move? Just curious because of, well, you know, the whole house buying thing, and I don't think there is nothing near where you live. Oh, well, guess I'll just have to wait and see.

    The shower is almost all fixed, and the guy did speak English, which was super helpful. Have a good night.

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  10. awww nicky is such a romantique! i hope you guys have so much fun :) :) and i want an ice cream maker SO bad!! are they espensiive? not that i can afford anything right now haha

    hope you have a fun fun fun weeekend girl :)

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  11. Happy Anniversary!!!

    I love that you can see the bits of blueberry in the yogurt!! So fresh!

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  12. Happy Anniversary!!!!!

    I hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend and enjoying your froyo =)

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  13. I'm glad the interview went well! I can't wait to hear more soon... :)

    Happy Dating Anniversary!

    The frozen yogurt looks & sounds great!!!

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  14. aww, happy anniversary! How fun! and how nice of you to make the fro yo!!

    I can't wait to hear about your sweet potatoes!

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  15. What an amazing color for the fro yo! That could easily be made strawberry or banana too! YUM :)

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  16. omg i know, i TOTALLY am oooing and aweing over the color of the froyo!!! best scopp ive seen hehe

    happy anniversary.. i think u should totally keep on celebrating.. make it an everyday thing :P hehe <3

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  17. I'm gonna congratulate you in advance one your job interview. I'm sure you rocked it!!

    Happy 4th Anniversay!! It's so sweet of you to make the not so yogurty fro yo. The blueberry flavor is RIGHT up my alley. I had no idea that half and half didn't add much to the calorie count. 120 cals per serving is super low. It looks delicious and professional! :)

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  18. Happy 4 years! I hope you have a wonderful celebration :)

    I can't wait to hear more about the interview. After interviewing you myself for my paper, I am really interested in where your career takes you!

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  19. Fingers crossed about the job interview Gina!

    The flowers are beautiful too! I wish I was a sweet potato fan - I really need to "hide" it in a recipe to actually like it.

    Happy Sunday!

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  20. Gina, your blueberry frozen yogurt looks absolutely wonderful, but have no doubt, tastes delicious!!! Have missed your comments; don't hear from you much anymore :(

    Good luck with everything!
    Anthony

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  21. Congratulations on 4 years! I wish you many more happy years together!

    The flowers are gorgeous.

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  22. The suspense is killing me. I can't wait to hear about your interview! Congrats to you and Nick. I wish you many more years of happiness!! He's such a sweetie bringing you both kinds of flowers Gina! Love that!

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  23. Happy Anniversary!! I'm so happy for y'all!! The flowers are gorgeous - Nick is so sweet!! He's also a very, very lucky guy to have you in his life... and to have you making such gorgeous blueberry frozen yogurt for him!:-)

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  24. The frozen yogurt looks so tasty, and your flowers are gorgeous!

    I can't wait to see your sweet potato creations too - they're my favorite vegetable :-).

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  25. I love the thoughtful ways you're celebrating!

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  26. aww I hope that you had a great time with Nick!! sounds cute that you two still have date nights!

    ps. your froyo looks much better than any froyo ive seen...doesn't look artificially purple! haha

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  27. That ice cream looks AMAZZZZING- I love the purple color haha. I hope you get the job :) My personal opinion is it's okay to tease on your blog as long as you plan to tell in the future, if you never plan to tell it should be left out whenever possible. That's my opinion. SO you have my approval on the teasing haha

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  28. Happy dating anniversary!!!

    Do you have some of the ice cream it looks so so food ;)

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