Tasty Tuesday – The Allure of Ice

Ice cream.  Licking.  The two go together like long, slow kisses that last for three days.  (Thank you Bull Durham and Kevin Costner for that particular bit of yumminess.)

Where was I?

Oh, right.  Ice cream.

I can’t have it.


So what’s my alternative?  You’re gonna love this.  It’s not exactly a sexy recipe, but I have a good imagination and this is Tasty Tuesday, so I’ll tell you how to make this sexy.  I mean, come on.  There’s honey, and frozen berries, and…

But I digress.

Okay.  Go get a bowl.

No, not one of those pansy tiny little ice cream lispy bowls, I mean a real bowl, like a real man, something with some roundness to it that you can really get your hands around, like a woman with a real set of non-plastic boobs.  You know what I mean.

If you don’t know what I mean, close the computer and go find a date first.  Then come back when you’ve had some fun and this will make a lot more sense.

Okay, what were we talking about?

Hey, how’d that get in here?  We’ll never get to the recipe if you keep distracting me like this.

Ice cream. But I can’t have it!  Why are we talking about ice cream?

Ice cream alternatives!  Right.  Got it. Jeez.  Somebody needs to make some coffee; Noony’s brain is mush.

Bowl.  Get a bowl.  You have your bowl?  Good.  Now get a spoon.  A real spoon, not a child’s spoon or a tiny spoon.  You have a big mouth, get a big spoon.

Go to your freezer and get out your favorite frozen fruit. What??  You don’t have any frozen fruit?  GO TO TRADER JOE’S RIGHT NOW!  If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s, or it’s not open, then go to your grocery store and wander to the frozen section.  They have whole bags of things like blueberries, mangoes, cherries, and berry medlies.  I’ve even seen frozen melon balls and grapes which sounded so odd, I had to try it (and, for the record, it was odd, but good).

Go to your fridge and get out the Greek-style yogurt. Haven’t got any? Don’t you shop for food? Sheesh. Okay.  Go back to Trader Joe’s or your grocery store and go to the yogurt section.  (Hint: it’s by the milk.)  If you are fortunate enough to have a Trader Joe’s, then try their store brand Greek-style yogurt; if not, the Fage brand is awesome.

If you don’t have either one, then try a good, plain yogurt and bring that home, pour it into a strainer lined with cheese cloth, and put a bowl under it in the fridge to drain.  The resulting liquid can be thrown out and the thick yogurt left behind is strained yogurt.  Poof.  That’s how it’s made.

Why’s it cool?  It’s thick and creamy, like ice cream. (Ah, see where I’m going with this?) Put your fruit in your bowl, and use your big spoon to ladle yogurt on top.  Go get your honey and drizzle a bunch on top, and sprinkle some Cake Spice on top of that.

This dish is healthy enough you can have it for breakfast.  If you use 0% fat yogurt, it’s even Weight Watchers friendly.  It tastes enough like ice cream that it’s like having ice cream every day for breakfast.

Join the other Tasty Tuesday authors for some more Tasty fun:

I Heart NY Cheesecake by PG Forte

Just a little Devilishly Sweet Red Velvet Cookies! by Moira Keith

I died and went to Italy by Nancy Lauzon

Soups On by Selena Robins

7 Replies to “Tasty Tuesday – The Allure of Ice”

  1. I love ice cream and yet ice cream doesn’t seem to love me. Best alternative I ever had was when my mom made soy strawberry ice cream one year. This I will have to give a try though! Soon. While it’s still hot as Hades outside.

  2. I actually still eat this even when it’s farking cold outside. I just love ice cream. But in all seriousness, the yogurt’s good for your tum, so if you have issues that way (I do), then it doubles as medicine. Sweet, no? Use local honey and poof! It’s an allergy remedy, too.

  3. LOL LOL! Love this blog post. You nut. But I mean that in a good way.

    Going to try this recipe, it sounds delicious!

    We don’t have any Trader Joe’s up here, but we do have the ingredients, we’re not that backward. LOL

  4. Hazelnut? Brazilnut? Cashew? Come on now, you’ve got to be precise. ~stamps foot~

    You’ll have to tell me how it turns out for you! And I didn’t think you were backward at all, silly. I just love Trader Joe’s.

    Apropos of that, I actually bought a yogurt maker at a garage sale, but have been too nervous to try it out. Not sure why, but the idea of curdling milk to get the yogurt squicks me, but eating store-bought stuff doesn’t. Dunno. šŸ™‚

    Happy TT!

  5. Yes. Yummy. I love all these things. But you two had to go and mention nuts, didn’t you? Now I’m not going to be satisfied until i add some of Selena’s sweet, salty, spicy nut mixture to the top of this. *sigh*

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