Fresh strawberries blended with cream cheese and yogurt, this
Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt is the perfect treat for summer evenings!
Is it ever ok to tell a lie? I know my parents taught me that lying is bad, but sometimes a little white lie is ok, right? Eh, turns out that parents are some of the worst liers out there. Laura recently sent me one of those viral Facebook posts, and this one was all about lies that parents tell their kids. And it had me laughing so hard I was crying! I’ve included a couple of the better lies below, but the comment section is full of hilarity. Who knew lies could be so funny?
- Dad: “People get 10,000 words per month. If you reach the limit, you can’t physically speak until the new month begins.” If I had been especially talkative, my Dad would say, “Careful now, I have to think you’re up over 9,000 by now.” That would shut me right up.
I’m thinking my wife should’ve used this one on me. Sometimes I like to just talk away. It’s always about important stuff. I swear! But here’s the real irony: little Robbie yabbers away like it’s his job. No real words yet, but he’ll talk for 15 minutes straight about nothing. At least Laura is used to that one!
- My Dad used to tell me that Santa was tired of milk and cookies. I’d get extra toys if I left Doritos and a beer. That went on for years.
Oh, this one is most definitely happening. Now I have no problem with milk and cookies, but I hear that Santa likes craft beer. Especially citrus-y IPA’s. And Spicy Nacho Doritos.
- My parents got me to eat calamari by telling me they were “Italian Onion Rings.”
This is the one that had me laughing uncontrollably. And you know what? This lie probably would’ve worked on me. I don’t love calamari, but I do love everything Italian. So bring me another order of those Italian Onion Rings, please!
- Chuck E Cheese is only for birthday parties. You have to be invited to one to go there.
We drove by a Chuck E Cheese when we were out in Rochester for our curling tournament back in February. I thought it would be fun to go in and relive our childhood, but then I realized that it might be strange for 4 grown men to walk into Chuck E Cheese together. Robbie is my key to getting back to those ski ball machines. No one will think twice about a grown man playing ski ball when his son is with him!
- If the ice cream truck is playing music, it means they’ve run out of ice cream.
Genius! We hear the ice cream truck go through our neighborhood on warm summer evenings. Laura has always said we should run out and catch the ice cream man sometime. I’m thinking Robbie will be leading the charge down the driveway when he’s older. That is unless the ice cream truck is playing music.
Speaking of ice cream and lies, today’s post fits right in! Last week, I whipped up a delicious batch of Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt, and we’ve been enjoying it outside on the porch in the evenings. My mother always told me that frozen yogurt was the same thing as ice cream. Lies! But you know what? It’s kinda close. Close enough to fill the ice cream craving!
For this Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt, I added a bunch of real strawberries along with a bit of cream cheese. And then I swirled some graham cracker crumbs in at the end. This FroYo totally reminded me of strawberry cheesecake, too. No lies. I promise!
What lies did your parents tell you? And more importantly, do you still believe them?
Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt
- 16 oz. strawberries hulled and halved
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- 3 cups plain Greek yogurt
- ½ cup milk
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- ½ Tbsp vanilla extract
- 6 full-size graham crackers coarsely crumbled
- Using a blender, add all ingredients except for graham cracker crumbs. Puree until smooth.
- Pour the ice cream mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.
- Stir in graham cracker crumbs. (Tip: If you are planning on freezing this frozen yogurt, save the graham cracker crumbs and add them right before serving. Otherwise, they will become soft in the freezer.)
- Serve immediately (soft-serve style) or place in freezer for several hours (“scoop” style).