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Frozen Yogurt Lab to Experiment with 2 Types of Healthy Yogurts

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Experiment instructions:

  1. Pick a flavored whole milk yogurt (e.g. Greek or French style yogurt) for the 1st experiment & skim milk yogurt for the 2nd. Tip: (if plain, add liquid sweetener like Agave to taste)
  2. Transfer it to a Popsicle mold and freeze. 
  3. Enjoy healthy treats. 
  4. Lab question: Why does it taste differently – yogurt from whole milk vs yogurt from skim milk?

Fun facts about Frozen Yogurt

  • Yogurt has been around for over 4,000yrs. Frozen yogurt became popular in the 1970s and ’80s as a low-fat, “healthy” alternative to ice-cream.
  • Depending on the mixture procedure, the yogurt bacteria may survive in large numbers or be largely eliminated. 
  • Yogurt can be made by any mammal that produces milk: goats, sheep, buffalo, yak, camel. 
  • Frozen yogurt contains lots of vitamins, minerals and other healthy attributes.
  • Frozen yogurt has had many names including: Frogurt, Humphreez Yogart Danny and FroYo.

Consider this… low fat/ non-fat/ lite

  • There are 3 types of yogurt: 
  • regular, low fat and nonfat yogurt. 
  • Yogurt made from whole milk has at least 3.25 % milk fat. 
  • Low Fat yogurt is made from lowfat milk or part-skim milk and has between 2 and 0.5 % milk fat. 
  • Nonfat yogurt is made from skim milk and contains less than 0.5% milk fat.
  • Lite (light) yogurt: 1/3 less calories or 50% reduction in fat than regular yogurt.

SOURCE TO READ ABOUT YOGURT:

How to choose a healthy yogurt: https://www.summitmedicalgroup.com/news/nutrition/how-choose-healthiest-yogurt/

Written by Anna A. Block

Anna A Block is an educator, entrepreneur, and a mother of three little girls ages 7 and under. She believes in a beauty and power of ordinary, daily mundane. It is where the magic happens and memories created for a lifetime. And, it takes only 20 minutes of "pure" time to tell a story, play, read, talk, make or learn something together. Anna is fluent in English, Ukrainian, Russian, and is learning Hebrew. To know more about Anna, visit her website: AnnaABlock.com or read about her on About Us page.

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