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Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe and Get a Brain Boost from Netflix

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt #StreamTeam

Just because school is out, it doesn’t mean your brain needs to take a perma-vacation! This month the theme for Netflix is Get a Brain Boost. I decided to make a recipe to go along with the theme that uses items that are good for your brain such as blueberries and yogurt. I made two different batches of Blueberry Frozen Yogurt and the second batch was the definite winner. The first batch… not so much. I tried using honey as the sweetener and I think I just put way too much honey in it. My husband said it tasted like soap and the kids thought it was horrible. The second batch I gave in and used sugar. Money said “it’s ok to me” but then wanted to steal my bowl, so apparently she liked it. My husband hasn’t been home to give it a try yet, but I think he’ll like this one as well.

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt #StreamTeam

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe and Get a Brain Boost from Netflix

Ingredients

  • 3 cups blueberries fresh
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 small lemon to be zested and juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups full fat yogurt chilled

Instructions

  1. Sort through your blueberries and discard any bad berries, stems or debris. In a medium saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar, ½ teaspoon lemon zest, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, cinnamon and salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, then cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
  2. Refrigerate the blueberry mixture until it is completely chilled. (Approximately 45 minutes)
  3. Mix together your chilled blueberry mixture and chilled yogurt in a blender or food processor, then freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to your manufacturer's instructions. Serve immediately for a soft serve texture, or transfer the frozen yogurt to a freezer-safe container and freeze for several hours for a scoopable consistency.

Netflix #StreamTeam

Later today I’m going to be printing out some worksheets to help keep my kids’ brains moving this summer. This has been our first week off, basically since we’ve had camps and such, and there’s been entirely too much video games already! Netflix has some ideas for some shows to help give your kids a Brain Boost:

Brain Boost with Netflix #StreamTeam

1. Lewis & Clark: The Journey Out West
2. Walking with Dinosaurs
3. Secret Yellowstone
4. The Blue Planet
5. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions

Brain Boost with Netflix #StreamTeam

1. The Great Mouse Detective
2. Busytown Mysteries
3. LeapFrog: Math Adventures to the Moon
4. Turtle: The Incredible Journey
5. The Magic School Bus

My kids like watching The Magic School Bus and they also like Wild Krats, which didn’t make the list. (In fact, Monkey is in the other room watching that right now.) Do you have any tips for keeping your kids’ brains from turning to mush over the summer? I hope you enjoy my brain boosting recipe: Blueberry Frozen Yogurt while you sit down to enjoy a brain boosting show from Netflix.

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.

Comments

  1. Sometimes life just needs a little sugar! The frozen yogurt sounds delicious! I love blueberry anything!

  2. We love the Magic School Bus, too!!

    And that yogurt looks AMAZING! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. I almost licked the screen! I need this!

    • If you lived closer, I’d bring some by. I have another ice cream recipe I’m making for Thursday, so soon I’ll be swimming in ice cream!

  4. Yummy!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    No way! I have never made my own foyo before. How neat.

  6. YUM! This looks amazing. I will have to add this to my blueberry recipes I plan on trying this summer.

  7. I have that same problem when I try to avoid sugar sometimes. Dang that sugar for being so good. This looks soooo good, Paula!

  8. My kids are all about The Magic School Bus right now! I am loving it because it sounds like my childhood! Also- the frozen yogurt looks great!

  9. Mmmm that blueberry frozen yogurt looks so good.

  10. We were just talking today about making frozen yogurt. I can’t wait to try this recipe

  11. That blueberry yogurt looks delicious! I’ll have to check out some of these movies on Netflix. We try to get in some “learning” time every day.

  12. that looks good. shae would love it

  13. Yum! Blueberry frozen yogurt and blueberry sorbet are two of our Summer faves. …and my son has several of those Netflix movies in our que at the moment.

  14. That looks so tasty. So nice to have as a snack.

  15. Mmmmm, that looks so incredibly tasty. I would love to eat some right now. It is 90 degrees here and that would be so refreshing.

  16. I love that Netflix has so many educational movies and television shows! I can always find something for the kids to watch.

  17. This sounds delicious! I love frozen yogurt in summer and feel a lot less guilty giving that as a treat to my girls than sugar laden options from the store. Brain boosting movies sound fabulous as well. Happy summer!

  18. That frozen yogurt looks amazing and refreshing.

  19. This looks really yummy and easy to make. I would love to make this treat during my time off next week.

  20. Angela S says:

    This looks so incredibly refreshing and delicious!

  21. Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings says:

    I love blueberry frozen treats. Delish!

  22. That looks and sounds great! I would love to make homemade frozen yogurt!

  23. Oh my goodness, this blueberry frozen yogurt looks so delicious! And I love that it’s simple enough for me to make!

  24. Ohhh I cant eat fresh blueberries because of the consistency (I am weird) but I bet I could do this! I love the flavor – I have just never been able to get past the way they feel in my mouth – I can take DOWN some blueberry muffins though LOL

    • I am SO with you, but this isn’t the same. They pop when you cook them and then you blend them to smithereens, so it’s just a flavor, not a texture. I also can’t eat strawberries because of the way they feel in my mouth. You are not alone. 🙂

  25. Our boys are also loving The Magic School Bus on Netflix. Another new addiction is Care Bears! LOL!

  26. This looks so refreshing! Thanks for sharing!

  27. This looks so tasty and summery. I’d love to go to a U-pick to get the blueberries!

  28. That Blueberry Fro Yo looks so good. Thank you for the great recipe. Definitely making it this summer!!

  29. I love frozen yogurt! This looks so yummy, I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

  30. Sophie S says:

    When We Left Earth is one of my favorite movies, and I love that Netflix has so many incredible documentaries. So much good stuff to watch and learn about!

  31. I haven’t had ice cream or frozen yogurt in a very long time. Looks great. Especially during the summer

  32. Big Netflix Fans here and we use it for learning a lot. Most of the time the kids don’t even know it!

  33. That looks delicious! I will have to try making this sometime.

  34. I love all the blueberry recipes that show up in June!! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  35. I can almost taste those blueberries. That looks scrumdiliuptious!

  36. That yogurt looks really good. We don’t have Netflix, but thinking I want to try it.

  37. This looks so refreshing..with blueberry season starting soon…this will be perfect!

  38. I love making frozen yogurt at home. I havne’t tried blueberry, though! Guess what I’m making this weekend?

  39. Ooo, blueberry! The color of that is gorgeous! You’re sending some to me, right?

  40. The yogurt looks so refreshing and tasty. I used to watch Magic School Bus when I was a kid!

  41. I love to use Agave as my sweetener and I only add a little at a time till I get the right flavor.

  42. We love Netflix. My husband and I are in the middle of the Lost series and my kids are watching Power Rangers right now!

  43. My son would love the ones about nature! He’s so into that stuff right now!

  44. I can run to your house to try that, right? 🙂

  45. That looks perfect! I have a ton of blueberries to use up!

  46. What a yummy looking treat. I would love to try and make this for my girls.

  47. Wow, that looks so GOOD! Perfect for summer flicks.

  48. I am pretty sure we have seen the listed features on your second list, but we haven’t seen any on your first list. We will be checking them out. As for your recipe, it looks and sounds so refreshing, I think I will be getting the ingredients at the store tonight. Thanks

  49. Mmmm, that looks amazing! I needed some new Netflix ideas too, thanks!

  50. I have all of the ingredients in the fridge, I’m going to give it a try.

  51. I love frozen yogurt. This blueberry recipe sounds great.

  52. Anything National Geographics is an instant brain boost. Yum to the Frozen Yogurt!!

  53. This sounds delicious! I love blueberry yogurt so this is already a win for me!

  54. My 3 year old would love this recipe! And yes, he loves Magic School Bus too!

  55. I just got an ice cream maker and don’t have enough time or stomach space to make all the recipes I want to. Love this one- it is going on my list!

    • I understand. I just made my 3rd recipe with it today and I’ve only had it a week. Shhh.

  56. That looks delicious! I love that Netflix has so many educational shows.

  57. Don’t know what I’d do without Netflix. And I am so craving that frozen yogurt!