Last night I went out with my good friend for a much needed catch up session. She let me pick the place to eat since I am the one with all the "issues" when it comes to food these days. Such a nice friend. I selected Hula's Bar and Grill in Down Town Santa Cruz. I settled on Hula's because they had a lot of fresh fish options. I opted for the Macadamia Nut Encrusted Ahi with a Mango Papaya sauce with Black Beans and Plantains as my sides. It was a delightful dinner out, and full of flavor!
After dinner we headed to Starbucks where I was very good and only had Peppermint Tea. (no Caffeine) The night was full of both flavor and friendship, two of my favorite things. I ended my night at home where I sampled some of the Frozen Yogurt I had made earlier before heading out. It was not quite frozen yet, but it was tasty. I think it will be better today.
I had never attempted to make Frozen Yogurt at home, so I Googled it like I do just about everything...found what I considered to be the simplest approach on e how. I read what they did, decided I was sick of strawberries for the day and so this is what I did...
2 cups of Plain Organic Yogurt and tossed it into the new pretty blender along with 1 cup of tap water.
I ransacked the cupboards and grabbed the Vanilla Flavoring, Imitation Rum Flavoring, a bit of Brown Sugar, and the Coconut flakes. I tossed a little bit of each of those into the blender after toasting the Coconut Flakes first in the convention oven. I just kept adding till it tasted nice and Summery and Refreshing. Of course I blended along the way on the Milkshake setting. After it tasted right I added a few ice cubes, cause the person on e-how had suggested it. Then I poured it all in a plastic container and placed it in the freezer. Now the e-how guy ( I assumed it was a guy for some reason) said you could enjoy it right out of the blender, but mine was the consistency of milk, so he obviously got a different end product than I did with his frozen strawberries. However I was enjoying the flavor by 10:30pm that night and I am thinking it will be even more amazing today.
So go have fun invent your own way of doing it, I only chose e-how's because the picture at the top looked good (though I knew that was machine made) and because it did not require me to come back and stir ever 30 min. I am lazy like that.