Frozen DelightsFrozen Delights

Family Features | 7/23/2009, 5:35 p.m.
Enjoying summer parties and the sunny days ahead seems impossible without a cold, refreshing treat. Ice cream is a classic ...

Frozen yogurt combines the creamy texture of ice cream with the refreshing and slightly tangy taste of yogurt. It’s usually lower in fat than ice cream. Also, because frozen yogurt contains active yogurt cultures, the amount of lactose in frozen yogurt appears to be more easily digestible for those with lactose intolerance.

Dozens of frozen yogurt flavors come in cartons, just like ice cream. But it’s also turning up in new treats such as Sedona Frozen Yogurt Granola Sandwiches and Aspen Frozen Yogurt Granola Bars, both from Blue Bunny. These lighter options bring lower-fat frozen yogurt together with chewy granola for snacks that are easy to eat on the go and can be transformed into a dazzling dessert.

For a real treat, try a frosty dessert idea that comes together in minutes. Black Forest Petit Fours and Mini Fruit Pizzas are the perfect way to quench the summer heat and delight your friends and family.

For more information and creative recipes, visit bluebunny.com.

Black Forest Petit FoursPrep time: 3 minutes

Serves 4

4 Blue Bunny Double Chocolate Sedona Frozen Yogurt Granola Sandwiches

4 tablespoons cherry preserves

4 tablespoons whipped cream

4 tablespoons chocolate shavings

mint sprigs (optional)

Cut each sandwich in half crosswise; cut each half into desired shape with cookie cutter. Top each with 1 tablespoon whipped cream, 1 tablespoon preserves and 1 tablespoon chocolate shavings. Garnish with mint sprig if desired. Serve immediately or cover and freeze.

Mini Fruit PizzaPrep time 3 minutes

1/4 cup fresh blueberries

1/4 cup sliced strawberries

1/4 cup fresh raspberries

1/4 cup banana slices

4 Blue Bunny Double Strawberry Sedona Frozen Yogurt Granola Sandwiches

Combine fruit in a small bowl, gently mix. Cut each sandwich in half crosswise; placing one half on each dessert plate. Top each with 1/4 cup fruit mixture. Serve immediately or cover and freeze to save for later.

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