YayLabs! Ice Cream Ball and Frozen Yogurt Recipe

“This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield and YayLabs! As a Stonyfield Blogger I was provided free yogurt and a YayLabs! Softshell Ice Cream Ball to make this post possible. All opinions are my own.” #YayLabs!

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Summer is in full swing and our family has been really enjoying it. We love to go to the beach, go camping, have barbecues and spend a lot of time outdoors on sunny days. Along with the season comes the heat and our kiddos love having a tasty treat of ice cream to help cool down. Today we switched things up a bit and made some Blueberry Vanilla Swirl Frozen Yogurt using our new Softshell Ice Cream Ball from YayLabs!.

Stonyfield, YayLabs!, Yogurt, Frozen Yogurt, Recipe, Blueberries, Maine Blueberries The Softshell Ice Cream Ball is pretty cool! You can make ice cream or make frozen yogurt with it. As much as I loved when my grandmother would make homemade ice cream when I was a kid I can’t believe I never had made my own until now. My kiddos were really excited when they saw the ice cream ball and couldn’t wait to get it out of the box.

Using the YayLabs! Ice Cream ball is really easy.

Stonyfield, YayLabs!, Yogurt, Frozen Yogurt, Recipe, Blueberries, Maine Blueberries First you start out by mixing your ingredients together in a separate bowl. We made frozen yogurt so we simply just used yogurt and blueberries. Of course in this step you can add anything your heart desires for flavor. The ice cream ball comes with a few different recipes so you know what ingredients you need to at least make the base of your ice cream or frozen yogurt. Next you pour your mixture into the metal cylinder and close the lid tightly. (Be sure to leave about an inch space on the top for expansion).

Stonyfield, YayLabs!, Yogurt, Frozen Yogurt, Recipe, Blueberries, Maine Blueberries On the other end, add as much ice as you can to fill it and then add your rock salt. Replace cap on that end as well and close tightly.

Stonyfield, YayLabs!, Yogurt, Frozen Yogurt, Recipe, Blueberries, Maine Blueberries I have to be honest, I had to ask around to find out where I could find rock salt lol. I had no idea since I had never made ice cream or frozen yogurt before. *Note* It can be found in your local grocery store where you would find regular salt and usually found on the bottom shelf.

Stonyfield, YayLabs!, Yogurt, Frozen Yogurt, Recipe, Blueberries, Maine Blueberries Next which is everyone’s favorite part is to play with the ball. It can be passed around, shaked or rolled back and forth to one another. You can’t kick it or bounce it though because it will break and you don’t want that. For our personal experience we did find that it leaked a lot after a while on the side that had the ice and rock salt in it so I’m glad we were outdoors.

It took about 20-25 minutes until our frozen yogurt was done and it was well worth the wait. The kids had a blast rolling the ball back and forth and really enjoyed their frozen yogurt.

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Blueberry Vanilla Swirl Frozen Yogurt Recipe

  • Stonyfield Smooth and Creamy French Vanilla Yogurt
  • Fresh or Frozen Blueberries

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What kind of frozen yogurt would you make in a YayLabs! Ice Cream Ball?


  • Joanne T Ferguson

    How delicious does this frozen yogurt dessert look? I love fresh berries with yogurt! This is the perfect summer snack! Even though it is winter here, I would still like to try this! Great recipe!

  • Kori Tomelden

    I want to get one of these for my s/o’s boys for when they’re here on the weekends. We enjoy making our own ice cream without an ice cream maker and this looks like a lot of fun.

  • Yona Williams

    I have seen ice cream balls before, but haven’t read up on whether they actually work or not. Thanks for the review, and it looks like a lot of fun to do. My nephew would like something like this.

  • Lynndee

    That soft ball ice cream ball is definitely cool. I didn’t know there is such thing. We are suckers for ice cream, but we haven’t tried making one here at home. Soon, I hope. 🙂

  • Rosey

    I would have had to ask where to find the rock salt too. How very cool though, I love that you made your own!

  • Roch

    Homemade ice cream is always great as you can adjust the level of sweetness that comes into it. The softsheel ice cream ball looks fun to eat as they can pop to the mouth easily.

  • Uplifting Families

    This looks fun. I miss my grandmother’s homemade ice cream. I haven’t had any since I was pretty young, she passed away many years ago. I do miss her and love seeing lil reminders of her in other people’s blog posts. 🙂

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    I love the idea of the whole family being able to make something they can eat. This would be fun for the kids.

  • HilLesha

    I actually never made ice cream before, but this ice cream makes it seem like it would be effortlessly easy to make! I’ll have to check this out.

  • Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies

    This is such a neat idea and I can see how kids would have fun with this! I might have to give this a try!

  • Jeanine

    That ice cream ball is neat. I’ve never seen or heard of that before, its something I think we could get great use out of. The recipe looks great too!

  • Tammy @ creativekkids

    My kids would have such a blast making this icecream! What a great thing to do when friends are over because they could all get a turn and they could take a break if they got tired. The frozen yogurt is healthy too!

  • Mykidsguide

    What a fun way to make frozen yogurt. We love froyo and this sounds so easy to do.

  • Liz Mays

    This is such a simple and fun way to make frozen treats! The finished frozen yogurt looks so good!

  • lisa

    This sounds like great frozen yogurt. I love the ball that the kids can roll back and forth while the yogurt freezes.

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That’s an interesting idea. I think it’s kind of neat that you make your ice cream by playing ball together. Fun!

  • Christy Maurer

    That looks like it would be so much fun! I love frozen yogurt, so that would be a fun way to make it!

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    My boys would absolutely LOVE this. We eat lots of ice cream and frozen treats in the summer time.

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