TCBY Frozen Yogurt is now available in your grocer’s freezer!
School went back in session here this past week – can you believe it? The freedom days of summer went by so quickly! A2 was kind of ready to start back; I think we all remember how summer was exciting for the first few weeks school was out, but by the end, boredom set in somewhat.
To celebrate the end of summer I decided it would be nice to have a sweet treat the night before school officially started. Both A1 and A2 are following fitness routines and eating “clean” right now, so I had to think a little bit about what we could have that wouldn’t be too over-the-top for either of them. What I really wanted to make was the Chocolate Trifle that my Mom made many times when I was growing up; so very tasty, but not even close to the definition of the word “light”. Her trifle consisted of layers of chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, whipped topping, crushed toffee bars, finished with chocolate sauce drizzled over the top. Plus I knew if I made it we’d end up with a lot left over.
Then I started thinking about how to create individual portions and what other ingredients we might be able to use to lighten dessert up. I recalled that the last time I was at Walmart TCBY Frozen Yogurt had moved in; froyo could definitely work! With less fat and calories than traditional ice cream it was definitely a lighter option and with the number of flavors available it could be layered with a number of different ingredients.
So I headed to Walmart to get the TCBY and also to see what I could come up with to go with it. I was thinking that angel food cake and strawberries could be good and I still thought we also needed something chocolate. I also needed some breakfast sandwiches and – completely random, I know – a splatter guard for use while cooking in the kitchen.
Upon walking in the door I was immediately greeted with a wall of angel food cakes – a sign, maybe, that I was on the right track? As A1 is diabetic it’s always nice to see sugar-free varieties available for purchase (not everything we buy is sugar-free, but it’s nice to have a choice!). I swung over to the produce section and picked up a box of strawberries. And by “swung over” I mean checked over a dozen packages of strawberries to try and find a box with few white patches and no berries already growing fuzz or that look squishy. I don’t think the guy stocking the produce section shared my zeal for the perfect berry; he kept looking at me as if to say “Are you ever going to choose?”.
After making a few trips around the store (you can see my entire shopping trip in my Google+ album here) picking up random toppings and the splatter guard – and, of course, some time spent browsing the back to school section – I found myself standing in front of the new TCBY area of the freezer section. There was so much to choose from! Not only did they have a ton of frozen yogurt flavors, they also had a bunch of novelty treats like sandwiches, fudge bars, yogurt swirl bars, etc. I am always looking for a tasty, low-cal fudge bar so those are definitely on my list for my next trip. I also noticed on the packaging that the TCBY treats have seven types of probiotics; a nice bonus!
That night after dinner it was time for the main event! Everyone was going to be able to make their own version of a trifle. To help keep the layers intact I decided to use wide-mouth Mason jars instead of bowls. There were plenty of toppings and ingredients to choose from so everyone was able to get pretty creative. Our two favorites were our TCBY Brownie Trifle and TCBY Strawberry Trifle.
The TCBY Brownie Trifle started with a layer of crumbled brownies. That was then topped with a couple scoops of TCBY Chocolate Chocolate Frozen Yogurt, followed by some Heath bar pieces and whipped cream. Those layers were repeated again, and then finally topped off with a drizzle of hot fudge and a sprinkling of Hershey’s Triple Chocolate topping mix. Yum-o!
The TCBY Strawberry Trifle was built the same way, only we used angel food cake, TCBY Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt, sliced strawberries, the sugar-free whipped topping, strawberry topping and a few Andes’ pieces. I hadn’t had angel food cake in a long time; I forgot how much I enjoy it.
Of course, Bubbles also needed a treat! We try to keep sugar to a minimum for her so she didn’t get all the add-ins that everyone else did. Hers was just a layer of the TCBY Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt and the sugar-free whipped topping. I think she liked it!
We had such a great time creating our #TCBYGrocery treats. The frozen yogurt was extremely yummy – even on it’s own – so it’s definitely something we’ll be keeping in the freezer going forward. If you’d like to learn more about TCBY Frozen Yogurt – and stay in the loop on upcoming news and promotions – you can connect with them in a number of ways: on Facebook, Twitter, and even Pinterest!
I’d love to know: what treats would you make with your TCBY Frozen Yogurt?
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