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Beverlyjoy
10-22-2009, 07:47 AM
Lately, I've been buying the plastic cups of yogurt and putting them in the freezer. Voila! It's like eating ice cream. It's already in the right portion, too. Just microwave it about 10 seconds. It makes eating it last for a long time.

I could eat ice cream every day (love it) - it's one of my favorites. I don't keep ice cream around - it's just too tempting. Freezing the yogurt has really scratched that itch

What took me so long to think of this. Had to share. :)


rockinrobin
10-22-2009, 08:15 AM
I've been doing this since day one of my journey began over three years ago. I haven't missed one day of it. And gosh I couldv'e sworn I've mentioned it dozens and dozens and dozens of times.

I put it in the freezer for about an hour and a quarter. That seems to get it to the right consistency for me. And if I'm on the go, I'll freeze it solid and when I'm ready for it, it's thawed a bit and edible.

I also like to add in 1/4 cup of Fiber Once cereal. It gives it a little crunch (kinda granola-ish), some more nutrition and filling power. I eat it 2 - 3 times a day. :)

Beverlyjoy
10-22-2009, 08:22 AM
Robin - SO glad you've mentioned it. I missed that post. (or forgot) It's a wonderful yummy food - I agree.


Tai
10-22-2009, 09:59 AM
Beverlyjoy, I'm so glad you've discovered this. Enjoy your healthy new treat!

JustBeckyV
10-22-2009, 11:43 AM
It definitely is a great treat!

Shannon in ATL
10-22-2009, 11:59 AM
I started doing that recently, too. I froze some lowfat french vanilla yogurt, mixed in a few crumbled chocolate & chocolate chip organic graham bunnies, a little fat free redi whip and voila! Low cal icreamish snack!

rockinrobin
10-22-2009, 12:42 PM
Robin - SO glad you've mentioned it. I missed that post. (or forgot) It's a wonderful yummy food - I agree.

Good! I'm glad you actually missed it! I sometimes wonder if I repeat myself too much. Well I KNOW I repeat myself too much ;).

Anyway, isn't it the greatest when you discover a new food find???? Enjoy!

VernDern
10-22-2009, 12:46 PM
Mmm yummy! If it was good for me and wouldnt make me gain weight I would eat a tub of ice cream a day.

Can you put ANY yogurt in the freezer? I know they have recently started advertising the "whip its" or something rather thats made so you can freeze it but I wasnt too sure if I could throw my Yoplait fat free yogurts in??

Shannon in ATL
10-22-2009, 01:11 PM
I just froze a regular low fat yogurt. I've had the whips, I bet they would freeze well... Hmm...

I did notice that I had a little icy edge on my yogurt when it froze, I think where I didn't stir it well before I tossed it in the freezer so the water wasn't totally blended back in... so, I recommend stirring it well first. :)

rockinrobin
10-22-2009, 01:32 PM
I use the no fat yogurts (Danon light and fit in particular) and have no "water issues". And I never stir.

One other GREAT thing about freezing the yogurt - it takes longer to eat. Which is a very good thing for me as well.

VernDern
10-22-2009, 08:45 PM
Hmm, Im def going to try it out! Sounds like a yummy treat!

duqserb
10-22-2009, 08:52 PM
You guys have NO idea excited I am that I just read this!!!! I've just recently been having neopolitan icecream cravings haha But what I think I'm going to do is buy those yoplait delights (so yummy!) again and freeze those. My favorite is the raspberry/chocolate and it's only 100 calories!!! omg I'm so excited to try this lol

~D~

cfmama
10-23-2009, 12:39 AM
I use full fat yogurt cups (PC creamy) and do this ALL THE TIME. I especially love the banana or the vanilla ones ;)

HeyHeyGabby
10-23-2009, 01:57 AM
i could live off of 0% milk fat Trader Joe's Greek Style honey flavored yogurt: the idea of adding things to it and freezing is, no joke, making me excited.

hmmm.... i like the cereal idea, crunch is something i crave a lot! thanks for the idea rockinrobin :).

Starrynight
10-23-2009, 02:36 AM
Does this work well with the plain yogurts as well? I like to add extracts (like vanilla or orange extract) to my plain yogurts and mix it up with splenda, so I'm wondering if this could be a mock-vanilla ice cream.. hmm.. *salivating at the thought*

starfishkitty
10-23-2009, 11:52 AM
Okay.... I'm going to try this out. When you mentioned "ice cream"... you had me... I soooo miss ice cream! ;) :)

FitGirlyGirl
10-23-2009, 12:11 PM
I'm having such a duh moment. I can't believe I had not thought to freeze my yogurt. I freeze everything. I'm off to toss one in the freezer right now.

caryesings
11-04-2009, 06:08 PM
Catching up on some old threads from when I was off on my road trip. I can add that freezing yogurt cups and then having them thaw back out doesn't mess with them at all. I used this trick to pack 4 days of yogurts for the camping portion of my trip.

rockinrobin
11-04-2009, 07:28 PM
Catching up on some old threads from when I was off on my road trip. I can add that freezing yogurt cups and then having them thaw back out doesn't mess with them at all. I used this trick to pack 4 days of yogurts for the camping portion of my trip.

I've found if f they partially defrost they're great. In fact that's what I sometimes do on purpose. Freeze rock solid - let sit out about an hour or so. Or if it's in a bag or something (when I'm on the go), not left out on the counter, they can go much longer and only partially thaw out, up to 3 - 4 hours. BUT if for some reason they completely thaw out, I've always found them to be water-y and yuck. At least the ones I've tried.

Onederchic
11-04-2009, 08:05 PM
Hey, I do this too every night for "dessert" and have been for months now :D

kuhrisuh
11-05-2009, 05:04 AM
That sounds good! Have to try it :)