“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!
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!.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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?