Strawberry colada frozen yogurt is a refreshing treat on a warm summer day. Ripe, juicy strawberries mingle with tangy pineapple and sweet coconut for a dreamy, creamy homemade frozen dessert. This post is sponsored by the United Dairy Industry of Michigan.
When I set out to create an exciting new ice cream flavor each week in July for National Ice Cream Month, I was a little apprehensive as to how such a commitment might affect my waistline. I don’t suffer flashes of vanity that often, but the warmer weather and its requisite shedding of more forgiving clothing layers brings about a certain amount notice as to how things are fitting around my midsection. It’s not narcissistic to want to wear shorts that don’t feel like a tourniquet due to my ice cream habit. Oh, yes! I have an ice cream habit.
I’d love to say that the heat of July inspires me to eat more frosty treats for the chilling refreshment of it all, but that would only be partially true. Truth be told, I loves me some ice cream all year long. In fact, I often finish most days with a creamy scoop of ice cream–I consider it a sort of frozen nightcap. As long as I’m being honest, I should also probably mention that depending the day I’ve had, the nightly “scoop” may come in the form of a soup spoon being plunged directly from the carton into my mouth.
Thankfully, what I lack in willpower I more than make up for in common sense. I try to balance the indulgences by living an active lifestyle, and lightening up my favorite foods without sacrificing taste. For me, that includes using high quality Michigan dairy products in my recipes so that I can ensure optimum flavor and nutrition.
Strawberry Colada Frozen Yogurt is the perfect balance between creamy indulgence and healthy summer refreshment.
Sweet, ripe strawberries are easily morphed into a three ingredient simple fruit sauce. The strawberry sauce is cooled then blended with vanilla yogurt and churned in an ice cream maker to a soft-serve consistency. Juicy pineapple tidbits are folded into the mix, which is then layered with tender, sweet coconut and frozen firm enough to scoop.
Strawberry Colada Frozen Yogurt is one frozen treat that will satisfy the ice cream cravings without having an adverse effect on the waistline!
So, leave the guilt in the closet where it belongs! Scoop away, Friends!
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