I’m known to be a very picky eater in my family. That’s why people are shocked that my daughter prefers broccoli over chips and spinach over cookies – go figure. I’ve tried to limit her junk food in order to promote healthier eating habits and it has worked so far. I still let her indulge here and there in the occasional sweet. I just started introducing her to ice cream and just like her mama, she is hooked! Yesterday she asked me for ice cream and I had none to give her. I felt bad not giving in, so I whipped up a quick substitute and she was none the wiser. (I should add that she is only 20 months and this may not work for older kids.)
Here is what you will need:
Fage Total Yogurt – It’s really the only yogurt I keep on hand at home. It is quite tart and my toddler will not eat it on its own.
Confectioners (powdered) sugar – I wanted to use brown sugar because I like the way the acid from the yogurt breaks it down. I didn’t have any brown sugar within my reach (with a toddler on my hip and limited mobility) so I opted for the powdered sugar knowing it will break down easier and blend well. Also, I would not have normally added sugar to regular yogurt, but Greek yogurt is very tart and acidic.
Vanilla Extract – just a drop – really, JUST A DROP. It is concentrated and bitter in large amounts. If you use a tsp for a whole batch of chocolate chip cookies, then a drop goes a long way for a 7oz container of yogurt.
I mixed all the ingredients together and my daughter ate it up!