Strawberry Frozen Yogurt & 18 Weeks

I got an ice cream maker for Christmas from my in laws! On New Years Day I made my first batch of homemade strawberry frozen yogurt and it was delicious.

I wish I could tell you that I woke up that day with a good nights sleep, bursting with energy and ready to take on 2013 since I wasn’t hungover … but it didn’t really go that way.

These past few weeks have been a hangover without the booze. Pregnancy almost feels like a nine month hangover for me.

I woke up with lower back and abdomen pain (and this really weird rib pain). I was tired and short of breath no matter what I did. I tried to lay on the couch and cuddle up with a down comforter and just relax but it’s really hard to get comfortable.

I’m almost 19 weeks along and it seems everyone (with the exception of a couple ladies I know) is surprised I’m so uncomfortable so soon. I can only imagine what I am in for in the coming months. :(

Anyway, back to the frozen yogurt. I figured, if I’m uncomfortable no matter what, I might as well do something productive. Also with resolutions and all, I thought frozen yogurt was a better option than ice cream.

I think the trick with ice cream makers is to make sure you freeze the mixing bowl for about a day or so ahead of time. It was extremely simple from there.

It was so easy that my head is filling up with all these flavor ideas. Honey, blackberry, brown sugar … I could go on and on.

Happy New Year! Lets clink our frozen yogurt spoons to 2013. The year of baby Austin! (That’s right… we have a name!)

Easy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

1 pint hulled and sliced strawberries
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup plain yogurt (any flavor you want)
1/2 cup sugar
Juice of 1/2 a lemon or any citrus you have in the house

1. Place your ice cream makers mixing bowl in the freezer at least 24 hours ahead of time.

2. Add your strawberries, sugar and juice into a medium sauce pan. Let the ingredients combine and simmer on medium heat until the juices in the strawberries start to release. Bring to a low boil and then turn off the heat. Pour into a large mixing bowl and let cool completely.

3. When cooled completly add your 1 cup Greek and 1 cup plain yogurt. Mix and add to your frozen mixing bowl.

4. Let your ice cream maker do it’s magic for about 20 minutes or until you get your desired consistency. I like to put my frozen yogurt into a tupper ware container and let it get even harder in the freezer for a few hours before serving. 

7 Responses to “Strawberry Frozen Yogurt & 18 Weeks”

  1. Natalie posted on January 2, 2013 at 4:26 pm (#)

    Looks great! A healthy alternative to ice cream!

  2. Liz posted on January 2, 2013 at 4:49 pm (#)

    Awe! Baby Austin!!! :)

  3. Sean Marie posted on January 2, 2013 at 4:51 pm (#)

    That looks so tasty!

    I was going to say I’m surprised you are so uncomfortable so soon. That really sucks. I feel like an idiot for telling you how great pregnancy was going to be. Sorry bout that!

  4. Mama posted on January 3, 2013 at 5:36 am (#)

    My In laws got me an ice cream maker too! Thanks for posting this, I was scared to try it, but you make it sound so easy!

  5. lokness posted on January 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm (#)

    Your frozen yogurt looks creamy and delicious! Hope you feel better by having some tasty frozen treat.
    By the way, I actually keep my ice cream maker bowl in the freezer forever. Haha… Whenever, I want to make ice cream, I just make it. No waiting. :)

  6. Joann Hall posted on March 16, 2013 at 12:25 am (#)

    I also love to make homemade ice cream and strawberry is one of my favorite recipe. By the way thanks for sharing this recipe and have a healthy pregnancy. :)

  7. Chao Zhang posted on June 26, 2013 at 6:00 am (#)

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