Do you hear that? It’s a crackling sound, like a needle running along a record before your favorite song starts to play. You can see your breath in the air as it rises and dissipates with every syllable and every exhalation as you walk outside. The warm glow of the autumn leaves is in beautiful juxtaposition against the frigid chill of a Central New York November afternoon.
Maybe we’re getting ahead of ourselves with the fluffy poetics, but… IT’S FALL!
If you’re as big a fan of the fall weather and holiday seasons as many other Americans are, you’re glowing with joy at the thought of what comes with the changing of the seasons. You can enjoy pumpkin spiced so-and-so, hard-hitting NFL games every Sunday, your favorite hoody is always a comfortable addition to your wardrobe; there’s so much to love about the season. While this year it hasn’t really started to feel like fall until… well… maybe today?
With the fall comes tons of staple recipes that coincide with the weather and the holidays. Right now Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving is coming. The pumpkins have been carved and lit, but there’s another use for these orange gourds—you can eat them too. Pumpkin pie is a necessary component of a successful, scrumptious Thanksgiving dessert and a great way to perfect the day’s indulgences. Pumpkin pie flavored foods are a close second!
Our Stoltzfus Vanilla Yogurt is delicious and great for any season. Add some pure pumpkin puree, brown sugar, a handful of other ingredients, and about half an hour and… poof… you have a delicious, light, and delightful fall treat!
Let’s Make A Delicious Treat
Here’s a recipe from Wendy Zitzman at LaaLoosh that can turn our delicious yogurt into the perfect seasonal treat:
Prep Time – About 30 minutes
Servings – 4
Serving Size – About half a cup
- 1 cup Stoltzfus Vanilla Yogurt
- 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup fat free milk
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Combine all of your ingredients in a large bowl and mix it up well.
- Put the bowl in the freezer, and stir the mixture every 20-30 minutes until you get an ice cream like consistency.
- If you have an ice cream maker, you can use that too. Churn it with that for a few minutes until everything is cold and creamy, and becomes an ice cream like consistency.