I got big into yogurt bark recently and wanted to create something pretty and fun that looked cute so that kids would love it just as much as adults.
I’m not a fan of food colourings (I know when Buddy’s had them at a kids party or something because he’s even more bonkers than usual) but there are some seriously amazing natural colourings out there if you know what to look for.
My favourite breakfast ever is berries and yogurt (with some granola on top) as I just love the creamy smooth yogurt and the tart sweet berries together; it’s just so delicious I could eat it for every meal! Now that it’s summertime (as I write this) I’m experimenting with some delicious new lolly flavours to satisfy my sweet tooth while keeping me hydrated and cool at the same time too. I love how refreshing these are and how fancy they look with the yogurt and berries swirled together. They’re like a parfait in an ice lolly and I’m so here for it.
Snickers is my absolute favourite. I mean whoever thought to combine chunky peanuts with chocolate is a genius, as is the person who thought to freeze yogurt in a sheet and call it yogurt bark. Did you know I love yogurt too? I could just eat a whole sharing pot in one sitting (I mean sometimes I do) I love the lightness, creaminess and texture of it, and of course I love using it in desserts too.
These make me feel like a bit of a magician. I imagine the monkey from Coco Pops feels the same as I guess it’s the same kind of science; pop in something chocolatey, add some milk and stir to make your milk all chocolatey too. Except these are way better than Coco Pops in my opinion.
I kept hearing about this stuff called ‘yogurt bark’ and it didn’t sound super appetising if I may say so. Then I realised what it was, nothing to do with trees at all and way more than JUST yogurt. This one not only tastes amazing, it’s super good for you, a lovely healthy snack (especially on a hot day) and it’s incredibly easy to make. Oh and have you seen the colour!
Growing up in England, the excitement level in the summer when you heard the tinkling sound of the ice cream van playing its little tune was off the charts. It always seemed so magical how the ice cream man could just pull a lever to get perfect swirly creamy soft serve into a cone. But as much as I loved a 99 Flake (which I’m sure cannot be anything close to 99p any more) I always wished there was a chocolate option too.
This ice cream is my own version, but 3 ingredients and no need to wait for an ice cream van. Just pop some bananas in the freezer, then the next day you’re good to go. I make this in my blender but once blended if you’re looking for the perfect fancy swirl in your bowl just pop it in a piping bag with a large open star nozzle, twist tightly and squeeze.
My kids absolutely love this one, and I’m happy they’re eating something healthier than store bought ice cream. Don’t tell them, but sometimes Mr H and I have it after they’ve gone to bed, except we add all the toppings on top too!
Makes 1-2 bowls, depending on whether you want to share!
3 frozen bananas
3 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 cup almond or oat milk
Place the ingredients in a blender and whiz until super smooth and creamy. Spoon into a bowl (or bowls) and enjoy immediately, or store in the freezer to enjoy at a later date (just take it out around half an hour before serving). You can even store any leftovers in lolly moulds and have them as ice lollies instead.
I love peanut butter cups and I LOVE smoothie bowls. Quite often if, after the kids have had dinner and I haven’t mustered up the energy to cook something for Mr H and I, I’ll just make us a smoothie bowl and load it up with all the toppings. This smoothie bowl however is one I’d reserve for dessert or a little treat as it’s super duper indulgent and devilishly delicious.
Lots of restaurants serve brownies with a side of ice cream, so I figured why not combine the two? These are the perfect treat for a hot day, and you can cut them into little squares and enjoy straight from the freezer whenever you feel like a little pick me up! Continue reading →
When it comes to recipes where I really feel I’ve hit the nail on the head, I get a bit excited sometimes. Having made these, I knew I was onto something, so quickly photographed them (also quickly because it was so hot they were melting and because baby H was losing her patience at not being able to eat them), uploaded my pics and posted a photo on Instagram promising the recipe to you guys that very evening.