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Pinkberry-like Frozen Yogurt at Home

Ice Cream Ball

This recipe is totally jacked from 101 Recipes but it sounds pretty easy as long as you have an ice cream maker or cheese cloth.

Although if you want a cheap and fun ice cream maker, you could always pick up the Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker for less than $40 for the mega size.

First off, remember it is important to use good-quality whole-milk yogurt. The version in David’s book is Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. This time around I skipped out on the vanilla, opting for straight, bright white yogurt with the sweetness playing off the tang of the yogurt. I also used slightly less sugar than called for here, more like 2/3 cup – but you can go either way depending on what you like.

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups (720g) strained yogurt (see below) or Greek-style yogur
  • 3/4 cup (150g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Directions

  1. Mix together the yogurt, sugar, and vanilla (if using). Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. To make 1 cup (240g) of strained yogurt, line a mesh strainer with a few layers of cheese cloth. then scrape 16 ounces or 2 cups (480g) of plain whole-milk yogurt into the cheesecloth. Gather the ends and fold them over the yogurt, then refrigerate for at least 6 hours. So, for the above recipe start with and strain 6 cups of yogurt.

Makes about 1 quart.

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The Pop in Pop Culture

Coca Cola

If you’re heading to Atlanta on or after May 24, head over to the Coca Cola museum to see a collection of Warhol Coke paintings on display.

In a mingling of pop art, advertising and soda pop, about 30 Andy Warhol renderings of Coca-Cola’s curvy trademark bottle will go on display at a new museum near headquarters for the world’s largest beverage maker.

Most of the paintings, pencil sketches and screenprints — all about Coke except for a self-portrait — will be on exhibit beginning May 24 at the new World of Coca-Cola museum near the company’s headquarters here.

The paintings are on loan for a year from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. A half-hidden Coke logo looms above the trademark bottle in a dark 70-inch-by-52-inch painting on linen from 1961. A violet splash of color spills from a Coke can in a large screenprint created for a 1985 cover for Time magazine that was never published.

And perhaps most amusedly self-conscious of all, there’s a black-and-white photograph from the 1970s of an empty Coke bottle standing next to a can of Campbell’s tomato soup — another of Warhol’s pop icons.

Read the rest of the article on USA Today.