Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sassy Sweets: Ben & Jerry's Blueberry Vanilla Graham

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Earlier this month when John and I seriously committed to losing weight, I knew there was one thing I could never give up.  Ice cream!  It was timely, then, that we were at Ben and Jerrys on vacation and I found their new greek yogurt flavors! 

Don’t worry, this won’t be a Ben and Jerry’s advertisement.  I just loved their forward-thinking and vowed to include one in our copycat week!  Personally, this one was a keeper.  It’s also super easy.  I used a blend of fresh blueberry puree, blueberry greek yogurt, and vanilla bean greek yogurt. 

Plus, this incorporated one of my favorite activities – crushing graham crackers!  Sometimes after a long day, this really goes a long way to reduce stress.  Stress is like that huge pink elephant on my back.  I worry about EVERYTHING, and worry leads to stress.  One thing I have vowed (along with lightening up our diet) is to lighten up on my stressing.  I’m not sure if it’s really working, but sitting down with a big bowl of this frozen yogurt alleviates that stress (for the evening anyway!).
Ben & Jerry's Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Yogurt
Serves:  6 (1/2 cup)
1 cup blueberry greek yogurt
2 cups vanilla bean greek yogurt
1/2 cup blueberries, pureed and strained
1 tablespoon vodka*
1/2 sleeve of graham crackers, crushed
1/4 cup blueberries
*vodka will freeze the yogurt without affecting the taste

Combine blueberry greek yogurt, vanilla bean greek yogurt, pureed blueberries, and vodka in the ice cream maker.  When the greek yogurt is soft, slowly stir in crushed graham crackers, and blueberries.  Freeze until firm.  Before serving, let the yogurt sit at room temperature for 3-5 minutes for easy scooping.

Until the next time my oven is on...

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