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 Recipe and Get a Brain Boost from Netflix
- 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
- 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.
- Refrigerate the blueberry mixture until it is completely chilled. (Approximately 45 minutes)
- 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.
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:
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
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.
Sometimes life just needs a little sugar! The frozen yogurt sounds delicious! I love blueberry anything!
Sara Phillips says
We love the Magic School Bus, too!!
And that yogurt looks AMAZING! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Not So Average Mama says
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!
Yummy!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
No way! I have never made my own foyo before. How neat.
It was really easy!
YUM! This looks amazing. I will have to add this to my blueberry recipes I plan on trying this summer.
Liz Mays says
I have that same problem when I try to avoid sugar sometimes. Dang that sugar for being so good. This looks soooo good, Paula!
Carly from The Puzzled Palate says
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!
Kay Adeola says
Mmmm that blueberry frozen yogurt looks so good.
Tammilee T says
We were just talking today about making frozen yogurt. I can’t wait to try this recipe
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.
that looks good. shae would love it
Andrea Kruse says
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.
Debbie Denny says
That looks so tasty. So nice to have as a snack.
Digna D. says
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.
I love that Netflix has so many educational movies and television shows! I can always find something for the kids to watch.
Valerie Remy-Milora says
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!
Chrystal @ YUM eating says
That frozen yogurt looks amazing and refreshing.
This looks really yummy and easy to make. I would love to make this treat during my time off next week.
Angela S says
This looks so incredibly refreshing and delicious!
Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings says
I love blueberry frozen treats. Delish!
Shannon Gosney says
That looks and sounds great! I would love to make homemade frozen yogurt!
Carly Anderson says
Oh my goodness, this blueberry frozen yogurt looks so delicious! And I love that it’s simple enough for me to make!
Lynsey @MoscatoMom says
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. 🙂
Our boys are also loving The Magic School Bus on Netflix. Another new addiction is Care Bears! LOL!
This looks so refreshing! Thanks for sharing!
This looks so tasty and summery. I’d love to go to a U-pick to get the blueberries!
I want to take my kids to pick blueberries this year.
That Blueberry Fro Yo looks so good. Thank you for the great recipe. Definitely making it this summer!!
Amber Conaway says
I love frozen yogurt! This looks so yummy, I can’t wait to try this recipe out!
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!
I haven’t had ice cream or frozen yogurt in a very long time. Looks great. Especially during the summer
Big Netflix Fans here and we use it for learning a lot. Most of the time the kids don’t even know it!
That looks delicious! I will have to try making this sometime.
I love all the blueberry recipes that show up in June!! Can’t wait to give it a try!
I can almost taste those blueberries. That looks scrumdiliuptious!
fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin) says
That yogurt looks really good. We don’t have Netflix, but thinking I want to try it.
Debbie L. says
This looks so refreshing..with blueberry season starting soon…this will be perfect!
I love making frozen yogurt at home. I havne’t tried blueberry, though! Guess what I’m making this weekend?
Ooo, blueberry! The color of that is gorgeous! You’re sending some to me, right?
Somehow I don’t think it’ll be frozen anymore once it gets to you.
The yogurt looks so refreshing and tasty. I used to watch Magic School Bus when I was a kid!
Chelle @ Oh Just Stop Already says
I love to use Agave as my sweetener and I only add a little at a time till I get the right flavor.
We love Netflix. My husband and I are in the middle of the Lost series and my kids are watching Power Rangers right now!
My son would love the ones about nature! He’s so into that stuff right now!
I can run to your house to try that, right? 🙂
If there’s any left by the time you get here. We’ve been eating it up!
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
That looks perfect! I have a ton of blueberries to use up!
What a yummy looking treat. I would love to try and make this for my girls.
Family Travel Blogger says
Wow, that looks so GOOD! Perfect for summer flicks.
Katy Rawson says
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
Marina @ Mommy Snippets says
Mmmm, that looks amazing! I needed some new Netflix ideas too, thanks!
Ericka Chatman says
I have all of the ingredients in the fridge, I’m going to give it a try.
I love frozen yogurt. This blueberry recipe sounds great.
Anything National Geographics is an instant brain boost. Yum to the Frozen Yogurt!!
cam | bibs and baubles says
This sounds delicious! I love blueberry yogurt so this is already a win for me!
Christina S says
My 3 year old would love this recipe! And yes, he loves Magic School Bus too!
Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
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.
That looks delicious! I love that Netflix has so many educational shows.
Don’t know what I’d do without Netflix. And I am so craving that frozen yogurt!