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National Frozen Yogurt Day

Mango Frozen Yogurt with Graham Crackers

Frozen yogurt is a dessert similar to ice cream, but contains yogurt as a replacement for cream. It tends to be healthier than ice cream, so many people choose it as an alternative.

Five Fun Facts:

  1. Frozen yogurt was introduced in New England in the 1970s as a soft serve dessert by H. P. Hood under the name Frogurt.
  2.  In 1978, Brigham's, a Boston-based ice cream, candy and sandwich chain, developed and introduced the first packaged frozen yogurt under the name Humphreez Yogart.
  3. Frozen yogurt, as the name implies, is a blend of yogurt ingredients that have been frozen to a solid consistency.
  4. Commercially manufactured frozen yogurt follows a similar process to how ice cream is made. Both ice cream and frozen yogurt require a combination of air and water and the added steps of pasteurization and homogenization.
  5. In the early 1990s, frozen yogurt was 10% of the frozen dessert market.

Five Frozen Yogurt Recipes:

  1. Gingersnap-Banana Frozen Yogurt- Gingersnaps, bananas and toasted pecans transform plain, frozen yogurt into a special treat.
  2. Pomegranate Tart Frozen Yogurt -This is so easily made with greek yogurt and is done in 30 minutes, healthy and delicious.
  3. Vanilla Frozen Yogurt- For this yogurt I start with plain and add sugar and vanilla extract, you can also try using vanilla yogurt, but you will probably need to add a bit more sugar.
  4. Lemon Yogurt Pie- How can something be so creamy and yet so light at the same time?
  5. Peaches & Yogurt Smoothie - Smoothies are a great way to get a dose of fruit, fiber and good fats. This shake is loaded with antioxidants and full of flavor. Adding a little canola oil to it gives me omega-3 fats and vitamin E as well as a smoother taste. Every body wins with canola oil!

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Nutritional information per one cup of frozen yogurt.

Calories:  221
Fat: 6  g
Carbohydrates: 38  g
Cholesterol: 23  mg
Sodium:  110 mg
Protein: 5  g
Sugars: 35 g
Calcium: 174 mg