Wayyy back before my obsession with yoga, shopping for shoes, and the Food Network, I was a child who loved the following:
-drawing pictures of ballerinas
-reading mystery books
My mom says that I was usually happiest when I was being creative… but she’s so wrong. There was something else that made me completely happy. Uhhh no, it wasn’t a margarita… or Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys. It was something much much better.
Ice cream! Had you guessed by the giant picture of the ice cream cone?
Back up. Let me just fill you in for a sec. I pretty much ate ice cream in any form possible.
Bubble gum push pops.
Neapolitan ice cream sandwiches.
Snickers ice cream bars.
Bowls of vanilla bean.
Sundaes. (I always asked for more hot fudge and peanuts.)
Peanut butter cup DQ Blizzards.
Wait… Banana split? Happy for weeks.
I mean seriously what’s better than ice cream when you’re a kid?
My favorite way to have ice cream was every Sunday with my Dad. We sort of had this ridiculous tradition which consisted of eating everything my Mom wouldn’t give me. So at the end of each weekend in the summer we’d go to Dairy Queen. I’d get a vanilla cone with sprinkles on it; sometimes even dipped in butterscotch or cherry. Mom always told Dad to stop bringing me, but we just laughed about it and kept showing up at the house with ice cream cones bigger than our faces.
I totally miss the days where I could eat anything I wanted. Last summer I looked up the calories in dipped cones at DQ; let’s just say I now reserve those for special days. When I’m craving ice cream, I opt for frozen yogurt and even make my own that tastes just as good as the real thing. It doesn’t require an ice cream maker (although you can use one) and it’s perfect for the single girl (or guy).
This fro-yo is made with plain nonfat greek yogurt (good for you), cocoa powder (antioxidant), and stevia (all natural sweetener). I have a berry and chocolate obsession so that’s what happened here.
All that on top of a sugar cone? #freakingdelicious
Yep I just hashtagged in this post. Time to go eat a cone.
Makes 1 serving
1 cup plain non-fat greek yogurt
2 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 packed all natural sweetener (I used Truvia-it’s less bitter))
6 berries (blackberries or raspberries)
1 sugar cone
Directions (without an ice cream maker)