Tropical Splash Birthday Treat for the Summer
~ TCBY Tropical Blizzards ~
I just turned 38 year old, as you read in my earlier post. My husband was out-of-town for work, so the kids and I decided we would make our own blizzard treats to celebrate my summer birthday! It was in the high 90′s that day, so too hot to bake a cake in the oven. We shopped at Walmart for the ingredients. We love Walmart because we can get everything we need there, including dinner at Subway on the way out!
We cherish summertime because we get to be together as a family all day! Our big thing to do is go to the pool. It’s pretty expensive to join, so we make sure we go often! It is only a couple of minutes from our house so coming and going is not a problem. We like to do summertime celebrations there as well. My daughter is thinking of having her 8th birthday party there next month. It’s easy to bring treats over there, even frozen treats since it’s just a couple minutes away. My daughter loved the TCBY Tropical Blizzards we created for my birthday, so I told her we could make some again for her birthday as well!
TCBY frozen yogurt is a healthy way to have a sweet treat! They have many different flavors; strawberry swirl, tropical mango peach, cookie dough, mint chocolate chunk, classic vanilla bean, and many more! They range in calories from only about 110-150 a serving! That is awesome for a yummy frozen summer treat! I can even have it while dieting by factoring in my calories!
At Walmart we were in search of the tropical mango peach, but since they were out we got the classic vanilla bean and decided to purchase some fresh mangoes and peaches to get that tropical twist. We also got some Smarties because blizzards always have that bit of candy pieces for the crunch factor.
My kids were so excited about making these blizzards for the birthday celebration! They said they wanted to make a movie while we were making them, so I figured why not? It would be fun to do and fun for my readers to see us make them too!
Here is what we used to make our TBCY Tropical Blizzards:
2 cups of TCBY Frozen Yogurt
1/2 soy milk
1 cup of chopped mango and peach pieces
A couple handfuls of smashed Smarties pieces
Kiwi slices for the tropical garnish
To make them, we just blended together the frozen yogurt, soy milk, and fruit until the fruit was mixed in well. Then we put the smashed up Smarties in and stirred it around so we could keep the Smarties big enough to have that crunch factor. We finished them off with a little kiwi slice to garnish the cup. They were so yummy! The kids liked the TCBY frozen yogurt so much that I had to keep them from digging in as we made them.
To view our movie, just click on the clip below! You can see how much fun the kids had!
To view our shopping trip at Walmart, check out our Google+ story.
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#TCBYGrocery shop was fun and exciting for me and the kids!
And don’t forget about the #TCBYGrocery Twitter Party on June 28, 2012 from 1-2pm EST to talk about TCBY and WIN prizes! I’ll be there! RSVP for the party!