SOURCE: Blue Bunny Ice Cream

May 02, 2011 05:00 ET

Fruity Sweet-Tart Frozen Yogurt Sundaes

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - (Family Features) This just in -- the traditional sundae is sporting a new look this summer. You can create sophisticated desserts full of bold flavors in just minutes with new recipes and the help of innovative frozen yogurt products.

These zesty sundaes mix the tartness of frozen yogurt with the sweetness of fresh fruit. And if you're worried about over-indulging, frozen yogurt contains live and active probiotic cultures that add extra health benefits.

"Probiotics are live microorganisms which, when consumed in adequate quantities, benefit the human body. They are most commonly found in fermented dairy products like yogurt and can provide benefits such as improved digestive health," says John Kennedy, corporate chef for Blue Bunny.

Frozen yogurt has been around since the 1970s. In the '80s, its recipe was revamped to provide sweeter flavor and smoother texture, and today, prepackaged products such as Blue Bunny's All Natural Frozen Yogurt line deliver indulgent flavors using only natural ingredients.

To delight your family or guests with chef-made desserts created in your own kitchen, try mixing vanilla bean frozen yogurt with juicy fresh peaches, toasted nuts and warmed honey. Or take your taste buds on an island get-away with a Tropical Vacation Sundae.

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Tropical Vacation Sundaes
Serves 4

1/4cup packed light brown sugar
2tablespoons butter or margarine
1teaspoon grated orange peel
1cup diced fresh pineapple
4scoops Blue Bunny Strawberry-Banana Frozen Yogurt
1/3cup roasted and salted macadamia nuts
4maraschino cherries

In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt brown sugar and butter, stirring constantly. Add orange peel and pineapple, bringing mixture to a boil. Reduce heat until gently bubbling. Cook and stir 10 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat, cool 5 minutes.

Stir in banana. Place frozen yogurt into serving bowls. Spoon 1/4 cup pineapple mixture over each. Top each with about 1 tablespoon macadamia nuts and 1 cherry. Serve immediately.

Honey-Peach Frozen Yogurt Sundaes
Serves 4

1/3cup walnut halves
2medium fresh peaches, sliced
1/4cup honey
1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch ground cloves
4scoops Blue Bunny Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt
2/3cup fresh raspberries

In medium skillet over medium heat cook walnuts until toasted, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Cool. When cool enough to handle, chop very coarsely. Set aside.

In same skillet over medium heat, combine peaches, honey, cinnamon and cloves. Cook and stir until peaches soften. Cool several minutes before spooning equally over frozen yogurt. Top each serving with about four raspberries. Serve immediately.

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