Shake it Up Baby – Frozen Yogurt in a Bag!

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

I have been traveling throughout the community testing my arm strength and the cooking muscles of the kids at the tables where I’ve visited.  Together we’ve been mixing it up & shaking it up so that we could make a Strawberry-Banana Frozen Yogurt.  This activity is fun!  In fact, it’s a blend of science, educational learning through a hands-on activity and a cold afternoon treat all mixed into one great time.

Strawberry -Banana Frozen Fun by Jodie Fitz

1 – 2 strawberries (NuVal Score = 100)

1/2 banana (NuVal Score = 91)

2 tablespoon vanilla coconut milk

1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt

1 – sandwich snap & seal plastic bag

1 – 1 Qt. snap & seal freezer bag, plastic

2 tablespoons salt

2 cups ice

2 paper towels or oven mitts

1.  Rinse & hull the strawberries.

2. Peel the 1/2 banana.

3.  Cut the strawberries & bananas into small pieces.

4.  Measure a 1/2 cup of low fat yogurt and put it into the sandwich sized plastic bag.

5.  Add in the coconut milk & fruit.  Seal the bag.

6.  Let the kids squish the fruit and mix all of the ingredients together on the outside of the bag until it turns a light pink.

7.  Place 2 cups of ice into a quart sized bag along with the salt.

8. Place the sealed lunch sized bag into the quart sized bag.  Seal the quart size bag & hold onto the two top corners with a paper towel or oven mitts and vigorously shake for about 3 – 5 minutes. The bags will get very cold, which is why you need something to hold onto the bags.

NOTE: The shaking process determines the outcome.  A good shaker will turn the entire bag into an ice-cream state that fully peels away from the edges of the bag into a frozen ball state; a light shaker will only produce a cold soft yogurt.  It’s all on the muscle power & some young children will need a little shaking assistance.

Cutting the Fruit: Little hands can cut up these soft fruits with a plastic knife and be independent in the process.  When my children were young I would cut the fruit in half and place it flat side down on to a plate before they began the cutting process.



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