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Aug 222014

Creamy Vanilla And Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

As some of you know, a couple of weeks ago I picked up an older yogurt maker and I have to say that I am not a big fan of just plain yogurt! I ended up with it sitting in my frig trying to figure out what to do with the rest of it after I ran out of strawberries to top it off. Husband doesn’t care for yogurt at all but I think now I might be able to remedy that situation. My Country Living Magazine had all kinds of different ways to spruce up plain frozen yogurt and after making my version, I can’t wait to experiment with more ways to make this treat as husband even thought it was pretty good and very tasty. It still had a little of the sourness that good yogurt has, but now I know exactly what is in it versus the store bought stuff! Of course you will need some kind of ice cream maker for the freezing part to make it easy on yourself or you can do it the old fashion way by freezing it and after a little while in the freezer, take it out, stir and refreeze.

This is really good yogurt!

This is really good yogurt!


5.0 from 1 reviews
Creamy Vanilla And Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cups store bought plain Greek yogurt or homemade
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 oz fresh honey
  • ¾ tsp French vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teas kosher salt
  • Heaping cup of chopped fresh strawberries
  • ⅛ cup of sugar
  1. Whisk together the yogurt with the next 5 ingredients, cover and chill until very cold, two hours or more.
  2. Place chopped berries in a saucepan with the ⅛ cup of sugar over medium-high heat and cook until fruit has softened, about 6-8 minutes; cool completely.
  3. Pour yogurt mixture into your electric ice cream maker bowl and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions, adding strawberries during the last few minutes of freezing time or fold into frozen mixture before placing in your freezer.
  4. Wait at least 2 hours before eating, if you can wait that long!


Hope you enjoy this wonderful, healthy treat! Have a great week end! Let me know if you have a favorite yogurt recipe!

Mar 082014

Almond Flavored Cheesecake Strawberries

What a week! Granddaughters baby shower was yesterday and because of the bitter cold and overcast weather, we had to have it inside Waffle House where my daughter works. Gram did most of the food with husband by her side helping and we made sandwiches with egg salad, ham salad and chicken salad that we cut out into teddy bears with one of my old cookie cutters which went over big and I have to say, they were so darn cute! Not much was leftover and I was glad I had held some back on the home front for husband and I to enjoy later!

Not a great pic..was in a hurry.

Not a great pic..was in a hurry.

Granddaughter made the cake and for a novice in decorating, she did an excellent job! She made a blue velvet cake put out by Duncan Hines that was supposed to let everyone know the gender of the baby when she cut into it, however, her boyfriend and mom both slipped and let the cat out of the bag early so most people there already knew the big secret!

Ain't that adorable?

Ain’t that adorable?

With so much preparation this week, I screwed up on these strawberries but they still were a big hit and the recipe was asked for by a few people there. In my haste to make them at the last minute as I wanted them as fresh as possible, I mistakenly threw in 2 cups of milk into the pudding mix like the box recipe calls for and it was supposed to be 1 cup plus 1 cup of heavy cream that had been whipped with the almond extract into stiff peaks and then folded into the pudding mixture! Thank God, that was the only screw-up I managed to have during the fixings for the party, PHEW! So with that I’ll give you the real recipe that will give you a stiffer consistency but, you can just use the two cups of milk and add the almond flavoring. It just will be a little softer texture.

There wasn't a berry left.

There wasn’t a berry left.

Almond Flavored Cheesecake Strawberries
  • 2 pints strawberries
  • 1 small package instant cheesecake pudding mix ( I used sugar free as there was a diabetic in the crowd)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teas almond extract
  • Ground almonds
  • Shaved chocolate
  1. Stem strawberries and halve.
  2. Whisk the pudding mix with 1 cup of milk until well blended and it starts to thicken.
  3. Beat heavy cream until stiff and fold in the almond extract.
  4. Gently fold the cream into the pudding mix.
  5. Pipe mixture onto the strawberry halves (I could not do this as I didn't use the heavy cream, so I just spooned it on top).
  6. Sprinkle the almonds and chocolate on top if desired.


The cheese ball and veggie dip went over really well also.

The cheese ball and veggie dip went over really well also.

It was a great party enjoyed by all…………..Hope you enjoy!   Oh yea…don’t forget to spring your clock’s forward today!

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