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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Eat it like ice cream!


Ice cream has been a favorite since... There is no definitive record as to the inventor or exact date of the origin of ice cream but we do know it did not begin with the creamy texture as we know it today. There is also a competitor that has been around for over four millennia, particularly in the Middle East and India. The plain, creamy version was introduced to the United States in the 1900s. A rise in popularity resulted in prepackaged versions becoming available in the 1930s. By the 1970s, with the popularity of ice cream surging, freezing and production technology was transferred to the delightful dandy dairy dish being celebrated on this day.

Today's Food Holiday is...

National Frozen Yogurt Day
(On some calendars celebrated February 6th)


 
Frozen Yogurt can be eaten the very same way that ice cream is eaten.  You can add delicious topping like fruit sauce, nuts, chocolate chips, coconut or whipped cream and you will love it just as much as you love ice cream. Yogurt is a bit tart in taste but a lot lower in fat. Frozen yogurt is a healthier alternatives to ice cream."
Tidbit of Frozen Yogurt History...

Frozen yogurt, aka "froyo" or "fro-yo", did not become exceedingly popular until the 1980s. Being first introduced in the 1970s as a healthier alternative to ice cream, its taste and consistency differed greatly from today's frozen yogurts. Complaints, especially about its tartness, deterred its popularity. Thus, manufacturers were persuaded to 'get to work' on finding a more worthwhile recipe that could be truly enjoyable. Its comeback in the 80s definitely was attributable to its taste! Hey! If it is to be eaten, shouldn't it taste good?



Frozen yogurt as a healthier alternative to ice cream may be debatable in today's society. This thought is attributable to the "self-serve" locations, which not only offer the freshly frozen treat in a variety of flavors but also an abundance of toppings. After loading down a cup of the frozen yogurt with brownie bits, cookie dough, cheesecake bites, crisp cereal, chocolate chunks, assorted crushed candies, fresh fruit, raisins and nuts slathered with chocolate or caramel sauce makes one wonder just how healthy the final product has become. Perhaps the overindulgence of the topsters is okay since the yogurt itself is healthier than ice cream, fewer calories and little or no fat.

Today's slogan: I Scream. You Scream. We All Scream for...Frozen Yogurt!

How to make frozen yogurt without an ice cream maker, in a food processor.
This homemade strawberry frozen yogurt recipe is ready in minutes and
uses just four simple ingredients to make an easy, healthy dessert.


 Is your mouth watering yet?

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!