Welcome back to Sunday Scratchups, or weekly recipes from scratch around grocery store matchups. This week So Delicious dairy free yogurt was on sale at Whole Foods, with a coupon to make it free. How rare is that? And deserving of a celebratory recipe, for sure. I decided to make Dairy Free Frozen Yogurt Dippin’ Dots today, since (although I don’t remember where I first saw it) this idea has been following me around Pinterest, Facebook, and magazines for months now, and I’ve been meaning to give it a try.
Well, here’s how mine turned out. It worked… but, they’re not quite as cute as I envisioned. Here are three things you can learn from my Pinterest Fail:
- Cut the piping hole in your plastic bag smaller to make much smaller dots.
- Don’t ever use chocolate yogurt if you’re planning to take pictures of it being piped onto anything.
- Kids don’t care what it looks like, as long as it is chocolate, frozen, and sweet!
You can do this with regular yogurt, too, but this made an easy dairy free dessert for Junior High Guy — and that’s huge. As are my dippin’ dots.
Pinterest Fail Dairy Free Frozen Yogurt Dippin’ Dots
One 6 oz cup of dairy free yogurt
Fill a small plastic zip-top bag with the yogurt and seal. Snip a bit off the bottom corner, then pipe yogurt in smaller dots than shown here onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Freeze until solid, about an hour and a half for small dots, 3-4 hours for bigger pieces. Remove from cookie sheet and enjoy!
… And, he did
The above is tongue in cheek, horrible photos and all, but I think sometimes we do get so caught up in making recipes pretty and keeping up with what we see on Pinterest and in magazines that we forget that the whole point here is to make good food for the people that we care about. It’s also OK to experiment and have fun and enjoy eating the broken bits and the burnt edges and the lopsided inexpertly frosted cake (says the person who can’t frost a cake to save her life, lol). Yeah, we do eat with our eyes, I’m as susceptible to a gorgeous food photo as anyone, and it can be fun sometimes to pretty things up, too — but in the eyes of a junior high boy: Big Chunks of Frozen Chocolate Goodness = Awesome, and that’s what counts.
Easy print version
- One 6 oz cup of dairy free yogurt
- Fill a small plastic zip-top bag with the yogurt and seal.
- Snip a bit off the bottom corner, then pipe yogurt in smaller dots than shown here onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
- Freeze until solid, about an hour and a half for small dots, 3-4 hours for bigger pieces.
- Remove from cookie sheet and enjoy!