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Make It: Maple Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with a YayLabs! Ice Cream Ball

Maple Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with YayLabs! Ice Cream Ball

Thank you to Stonyfield for sponsoring this yummy post!

Summertime. When I think back on my childhood, summer seemed like an endless string of perfect days, fun friends, special vacations and cool things to do. One of my favorite parts of being a parent is helping to create those magical summer memories for my kids. I always wonder which things they will remember specifically and which ones will fade into the general pool of childhood memories. Either way, it’s special for me!

We had some memory-making fun last week with the new ice cream ball we got from YayLabs! through my partnership with Stonyfield. My boys were super excited to make frozen yogurt by rolling a ball around in the grass – I mean how cool is that?

Make It

The ball has two openings – one side for ice and rock salt (found in the salt section of most grocery stores – typically on the bottom shelf).

 

Maple Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with YayLabs! Ice Cream Ball

The other opening is for the ingredients. We used 1 pint of Stonyfield Whole Milk French Vanilla Yogurt and 1/2 cup of our Uncle Bill’s homemade maple syrup. That’s it!

Maple Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with YayLabs! Ice Cream Ball

The boys and I rolled the ball around in the grass for about 10 minutes, playing a silly “What’s your favorite” game the whole time.  Then we opened up the ball, scraped down the sides and added a bit more ice and rock salt. After that, we enjoyed another 10 minute rolling/game playing session.

Maple Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with YayLabs! Ice Cream Ball

All our “hard work” paid off and we gobbled up some delicious Maple Vanilla Frozen Yogurt! Will the boys remember this day forever? I kind of doubt it. But I have no doubt it will become part of their tapestry of great summer memories – and that’s what counts!

Stonyfield Maple Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

A couple of tips:

  • Do not overfill the ingredients container – leave a bit of room for the mixture to expand as it freezes.
  • When filled, the ball is heavy and not meant to be dropped or thrown.
  • Be sure to wash off the ball before opening it up – especially after rolling in the grass!
  • Scraping the sides of the container is the hardest part. They do not recommend metal as it scratches the container. I found a thin wooden spatula worked best for me.

What are your favorite summer memories?

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(Disclosure: As a Stonyfield YoGetter, I am compensated for my posts – but all writing and opinions are my own!)

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