pumpkin frozen yogurt.

so not sure this really qualifies as a recipe but it definitely qualifies as delicious food that feels sinful and that i will be eating on a regularish basis. but what is a recipe anyway? isn't it just some ingredients you mix together to form something else? well than dammit, this is a recipe people. so go forth and eat. you have my permission. what a relief right?

anyway, last spring i was pretty inspired by the Internets love of the banana "ice cream." for those of you don't obsessively read food blogs like me, this is simply putting a banana that is on its way out the door (sad, lonely, neglected, etc) into the freezer for a few hours and then blending it in (wait for it) a blender. i've done this. it is that good. i also added some peanut butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract. this makes it (you guessed it) even better. but this is isn't about the banana ice cream of yore, its about pumpkin frozen yogurt.

so start off with these ingredients:

so thats one container greek honey yogurt (6oz), 1/3 cup pumpkin (btw this is half a can of one of those big ass cans of pumpkin, i have been adding this to anything i can think of and i still have mountains of it, it's like the loaves and fishes) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and a smidgen of ground cloves. also added about a teaspoon of brown sugar (unpictured, one of those afterthoughts if you will).

right, so add all of this to the blender with about 1 cup of ice and a few tablespoons of milk and let the blender do its magic. the end product is creamy, t h i c k and as ammon would say delectable. note ammon said this about chocolate chip cookies, this pumpkin fro yo was made pre LA, but really what three-year old knows how to use the word delectable? he's a genius. pure and simple. pretty cute too.

so at this point this frozen delight was just way too healthy so i crumbled two mini overly soft oatmeal raisin cookies right on top (from trader giottos of course).  i'm all about ice cream/frozen yogurt/custard/etc having "stuff" mixed into it. frankly, i don't usually care much about frozen dairy treats, i would much rather have plain old cookies or cake. but the mix-ins really make frozen yogurt so much more tolerable, i mean good. damn!
i am not doing a very good job at promoting my culinary accident here.

in all honesty i should probably be skipping the cookie topping for awhile because somehow i managed to gain three pounds when nelzo and i went to LA last week. you would likely find this impossible for many reasons. 1. its LA, hellllll-o, no one there eats anything anyway, 2. i actually worked out last week. on. my. vacation. this has seriously never happened. 3. i actually didn't eat fried goodness at every meal. 4. if i have really gained 3 lbs, that means i ate a surplus of 10,500 calories that i did not expend.

i think i've decided (hoped) that this isn't really possible and my scale is mind fucking me.  
time for more pumpkin frozen yogurt anyone?


  1. not possible. this looks so good! i'd much rather have cake too but this looks like a healthy version of a dairy queen blizzard? much rather save the fat on real icecream and use it towards cheese. yay frozen yogurt!


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