|Summer probably does slap a lot like Batman.|
Yes. That's how it feels.
Anyway. Here's just a few ways I get relief from the summer heat without having to leave our apartment complex:
1) Go for a dip in the pool.
2) Crank up the AC in the apartment.
3) Make some delicious frozen yogurt.
Let's focus on that last one :)
I've been making a series of cooling beverages in my blender. Because every iced drink tastes better blended. Then I started thinking about lassis. They're basically yogurt blended with some fruit and maybe some other stuff. This recipe is somewhere between frozen yogurt and a lassi - and like most of my recipes, I didn't really measure when I made it, so the measurements are approximate and you can adjust it to your own tastes.
1 cup yogurt (I like vanilla, so that's what I had on hand, you could also use plain)
1 cup frozen berries (I used raspberries the first time, and a mix of raspberries and strawberries the second time, both were awesome)
a little bit of honey (you can leave this out if using a sweetened yogurt)
Add the yogurt, berries and honey to the blender.
Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
You could probably also make a bigger batch and put it in a glass baking pan and freeze it for a while, then scoop it out with an ice cream scoop. I think I might have to try that next :)
I should also note that if you use a bit more of the frozen berries and less yogurt, it will obviously be thicker.
How do you plan to beat the summer heat? I would love more suggestions!