Popsicle Vanilla Frozen Yogurt {Sponsored}

by Holly on July 26, 2013

Popsicle Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Cones - phemomenon.com

Summer is my favorite time of year. Hands down. My kids are usually at their most healthy, which makes a big difference in our lives, and we aren’t as hindered by as many weather considerations and risks of what’s going around.

For the most part we just have one big issue to conquer. How to beat the heat.

A cool treat (year round really) is my kids’ favorite. And if they have their choice in the summer they will go for something quick from the freezer every time. If there is ice cream that is fun, but they like instant treats they can get for themselves and not have to wait for mom to help – thus Popsicles of some kind are a freezer staple for us.

Multipurpose tools really. Want a Popsicle? Eat your dinner. Want a Popsicle? Clean up your room. Want a Popsicle? Give me a book report on a chapter book in essay form (true story. I’m THAT Mom.) I’m fine with that though.

Popsicle Frozen Yogurt Pan - phemomenon.com

Anyway…

Sometimes though we just need to do something a little different and make it extra special. Like, when there is a special occasion. Of milestone proportions.

My first born child turned 10 this month. That handsome boy, there on the left down below who’s trying not to snort frozen yogurt.

Hard to believe. And even a little tough to celebrate on some levels. Double digits. He’s growing up! Thank goodness not too quickly on me though.

boys and their fro-yo

Each year for his birthday he is pretty consistent that he wants some kind of ice cream ‘cake’. Usually all he really means by that is that he doesn’t really want cake at all. This year was no exception. I wised up this time though and went even easier on myself.

Birthdays around our house are celebrated usually by a day of activities/eats chosen by the birthday person. We usually do presents with the breakfast of their choice, then head out for the day. We almost always have a cake or dessert treat of some kind, but with being gone all day it needs to be something that is already good to go with very little work.

Popsicle Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Cones in a stand - phemomenon.com

This year I got really smart and just combined his two favorite things into one. By using his favorite Popsicle flavors (the Watermelon and Cotton Candy frozen yogurt filled Duos) and a half gallon of vanilla frozen yogurt to make a frozen loaf cake. Well, that’s how it started out anyway. Then he changed his mind again and decided he wanted it on a cone. So no pics of a sliced loaf this time. I have the feeling though that this is something we will be doing often anyway so I’m sure that will happen in the near future.

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This isn’t so much a recipe as just a brainstorm method I had. I’ve included instructions for how I did this down below, but the possibilities are endless. As for how it turned out? Well, the sum equal of the parts were a no brainer. I just used our favorite vanilla frozen yogurt.

The chunks of the yummy Popsicles stayed fairly well intact inside the frozen concoction and it made it really pretty and fun to eat with bursts of color and flavor that the kids loved! I can’t wait to try this with some other combinations.

{GIVEAWAY!}

It’s time for the first of my Popsicle giveaways that I’ll be doing as part of my Popsicle Mom Ambassador participation. Since we are well in the heat of the summer I’m sure you could use a little extra money and some Popsicle coupons to cool off! 

Did you also know that the Popsicle Facebook page is packed with fun craft and printable ideas? And that you can check to see when the Popsicle Pop-up Tour may be in your area? You can also get tips from Lifestyle Expert, Brooke Peterson, who has lots of fun ideas on there for you! To enter the giveaway all you need to do is enter through the widget below.

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DISCLOSURE: I was invited to be a Popsicle® Mom Ambassador and look forward to sharing ideas for summer fun, crafts and cool treats with you. I am being compensated for my participation but as always my opinions and experiences are 100% my own. Thank you for coming along for the ride! You can read more about my Ambassadorship on my previous post here.

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie July 27, 2013 at 6:36 am

The combo I would use would be Orange Popsicles with Vanilla Ice Cream. It would taste like a dreamsicle.

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Katie July 27, 2013 at 6:40 am

My favorite part about the download was the Invent Your Own Popscicle Pop Page. That would be fun for my kids to do and then to actually go into the kitchen and try to do it.

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Mary Happymommy July 27, 2013 at 7:36 am

I would combine cherry popsicles with vanilla frozen yogurt.

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Mary Happymommy July 27, 2013 at 7:38 am

I downloaded the tool kit and my favorite part was the popsicle cut out mustaches.

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Laura July 28, 2013 at 9:42 pm

This tasty treat will definitely beat the summer heat 🙂

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Jessie C. July 29, 2013 at 11:18 am

I would combine blueberry and vanilla ice cream

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Jessie C. July 29, 2013 at 11:19 am

I downloaded Popsicle Party Kit. I like the craft idea of Popsicle Cut-Out Fun – Mustaches!

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Janet Thaeler July 31, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I can see a patriotic version of this – perfect for July 4th. I like the cut out idea too – because my toddler still makes a giant mess when she eats a popsicle. Bite sized pieces in fun shapes would be great!

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Janet

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Cheryl August 2, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Oh, how about cherry Popsicles and chocolate yogurt?

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Cheryl August 2, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I like the crown. I like they have extra for larger heads–my kids heads have always been too big for kids’ hats.

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Laura Jacobson August 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Oh what a neat idea!! I would love to add banana and rootbeer popsicle to vanilla!

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Laura Jacobson August 4, 2013 at 5:59 pm

I downloaded it and love the Cut Out Fun Mustaches! Lots of fun things in there…I would love the wordsearch! I love those myself! 🙂

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Alli Miller @ Cupcake Diaries August 6, 2013 at 8:24 am

I would do orange popsicles with vanilla ice cream. I love the creamsicle flavor! Thanks for the giveaway! So fun!

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Aly August 6, 2013 at 8:54 am

My kids are going to love this! thanks

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aimee @ like mother like daughter August 6, 2013 at 9:20 am

mmm. I would combine orange popsicles with vanilla for a creamsicle flavor or banana popsicles with chocolate. yum!

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Nicole August 11, 2013 at 10:27 am

My inner kid NEEDS this in my life.

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Nicole August 11, 2013 at 10:33 am

I feel like I could keep it simple with vanilla frozen yogurt and cherry popsicles

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Yvonne @ TriedandTasty August 12, 2013 at 8:04 am

Popsicle Frozen Yogurt?? Well isn’t that just fun!! I would love strawberry, that’s my fav flavor! Thanks for the recipe AND the giveaway 🙂

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Kami August 12, 2013 at 9:05 am

Adorable pictures of your boys and the frozen yogurt looks delicious!

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kolpin August 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I think i’d do fudgsicles with breyers birthday cake flavored ice cream!

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