Frozen Yogurt Dots

1 Posted by - June 11, 2012 - Food & Drink

This pin test was originally posted on CraftFail!

I have been accused, in the past, of doing things a little half-assed. My darlings, it is true. I craft with only half of my ass on most occasions. But, sometimes, especially if a project seems very, very easy, I get the notion in my head that I will be able to complete it as instructed and it might even look better than the original. And then the universe somehow reminds me that I am not the kind of person that sort of thing happens to.

Jillee’s frozen yogurt dots seemed, for example, like the kind of thing I could manage without creating a spectacular fail:

Image from One Good Thing by Jillee

Aside from the pictorial instructions, there wasn’t much to go on, but how hard could it be, right?

 

So far so good…

About here, I realized that my squirting skills weren’t up to par. Not only were my dots not really coming out like dots, but I also managed, somehow, to dribble yogurt not only out of the little cut-out in the baggy, but also out the back of the bag while I wasn’t looking. And the carnage began to pile up.

Still, frozen yogurt globs aren’t really a disaster…

Until you pull them off your less-than-pristine cookie sheet and some of the less-than-pristine comes off with it…

My last valiant attempt to pull it off was to apply an Instagram filter. You be the judge.

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  • Natalia

    LMAO oh my god!! I love your site!! but I actually thing you are just not good with crafts, even if you love to do them!! It’s too weird that you’ve failed so much! at least one should be nearly ok, don’t you think?? I mean, I suck at it too, but for the ones I’ve tried, 3 out of 10 have come as good as the original! anyways, I love you for posting this, and showing us that all this pinterest crafts won’t look as good as they originally do.

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  • Kate

    Yes, but how did they taste?

    • Pintester

      Unfortunately, about like you’d expect freezerburned milk product to taste. They weren’t good.

  • http://lifewiththequirkyboys.com Michelle

    I think the ancient pan drippings add character. And taste, probably, but I’m not sure either would help.

  • Maria

    Entertaining blog. But let’s be honest, you’re not doing it exactly the same. Obviously you didn’t use the same yogurt and one can assume an off brand is more watery. And I would suggest using a clean baking sheet or foil at the very least.

    • Francesca

      Completely agree with Maria. Blog is comical and I know you stated you do things “half-assed” but come on if you put just a tad bit more effort you would see much better results. But I guess if you saw better results it wouldn’t be a comical blog because everything I’ve read so far has been a failed attempt for you.

    • Luna

      Well, I DID use the exact same brand of yogurt, placed the “dots” ;if you can call them that, onto a baking pan lined with parchment and they still came out wonky. I’m a hard core crafter and all around good cook and I still had issues with these. Maybe I too lack a good squeeze technique, but you still need to get off your high horse. geez

  • Holly

    I made the frozen yogurt dots last week and they worked perfectly! They taste exactly like the yogurt, only extra cold. I held the ziplock bag more closely to the opening and made sure all of the yogurt was pulled into one careful “glob” inside the bag. I also lined my cookie sheet with waxed paper so they pulled off easily without any extra stuff. Try them again! They really do work well!

    • Lori

      I tried them too and I give them to my kids ages (1 and 5). They love them, but have to eat them quickly. I use those yogurt tubes from the supermarket and cut the edge off so I don’t have to transfer to a bag. I used wax paper too, but honestly I did think that was in the instructions and it’s clearly not and I used the same pin. It solved the problem of having a toddler scream that she wanted to eat yogurt herself but can barely use a spoon.

  • Marie

    LMAO I also have this one pinned as my kids are big fans of frozen Yogurt……I to have some “less-then-pristine” cookie sheets & thanks to this entry I will make sure to slap down a little Parchment Paper before I start pipping :-)

  • Genie

    Well, I give ya points for trying. You at least gave me a chuckle with your pics and description of your “process.”

    Love it!

  • Erin

    Dear self-riteous assholes,
    She’s using humor and sarcasm.
    Chill out.
    Thanks.

    • Sarah Davis

      Thank you I’m glad I’m boy the only one thinking this. I mean if she didn’t screw it up it wouldn’t be as funny.

    • Max

      You can’t half tell which ones come from Pinterest! All the bitchy ones, they’re the sort that leave douchey comments on pins!

    • Bethany

      Sarcasm and humor on the internet?

      Nevar! Serious business, at all times.

  • JerryG

    The Carnage!!!!

  • Speakaoo

    These taste like ass. Not that I’ve tasted ass. These taste like I imagine ass to taste. But my teething baby loves them, which is who they were made for, so if she doesn’t mind the taste of freezer burnt food items, I can’t complain. Note – do not use yogurt with chunky fruit bits in it. They clog up your bag and then come shooting out, creating an epic messy dot in the middle of your cookie sheet. I used parchment paper to avoid the cookie sheet burny bits getting into the yogurt drops. ;)

  • Ambular

    I made these delicious dots of dieting decadence as well. Sadly, they looked more like yours than the original Pinterest pic! I’m glad I’m not the only one who royally fucked up such a simple idea. :)

  • http://gravatar.com/pinterwtf WTF, Pinterest?

    You are so freaking hilarious! “Squirting skills” – bwa ha ha!!!!

  • http://www.starkravingmadmommy.com stark. raving. mad. mommy.

    OMG, I’m crying laughing at the “NAILED IT.”

  • jessica

    wow…i literally laughed until i cried at this! Your blog is SO stinkin’ funny! I’ve often wondered how some of these Pins actually turn out. Thanks for doing all the leg work so i’ll know which ones to skip completely! Hilarious!

  • gaby chavez

    i also did this, and mine came out just like they said it would. it was just a fun way to enjoy the literal “Frozen Yogurt” i’m sorry to say that just like you have speculated about yourself before, you may not be the best with hands on activities. haha

  • RitzyRita

    LMAOATFD (at the fucking dots)

  • Cathy

    lmao. I’m crying here….

  • http://monroega.blogspot.com/ Tanya

    oh you crack me up! i did try these a couple of months ago and feel like a master since mine came out and judging by yours i see i am a little better at doing these pinterest things than i thought lol….i thought they were kind of yummy, my kids liked them too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kerri.b.mitchell Kerri Beevers Mitchell

    I am sitting in the library reading this and interrupting everyone’s thought processes by cryin cause I was laughing so hard and trying to be quiet….you made my day! thanks

  • Luna

    LOL, I tried this as well. And mine came out the same as yours. I didn’t even half-ass it. Sure it still tasted like frozen yogurt dots, but they melt extremely quickly…so whats the point. I threw mine away, my kids didnt want to eat them at all.

  • Jenn

    I consider myself a very full-assed (as opposed to half-assed) crafter but even I did not get fabulous results with the yogurt dots either. It really is hard to get perfect little dots, it takes a lot longer to sqeeze out a pan full of dots than one would think, and when you finally get them off the pan and into a bowl they stick together and melt pretty quickly. Buying GoGurt and sticking it in the freezer is a lot better way to get your frozen yogurt fix IMO.

    • Karen

      Parchment paper is your friend. :-)

  • Karen

    Check out my “to done” board on Pinterest… I’ve “reviewed” 50 items that I’ve made, cooked, or purchased, and the list WILL grow. I do have some skillz, though. ;-)

    http://pinterest.com/kcb49/my-to-done-list-with-reviews/

  • http://pinterest.com/septembersonnet/ Deborah

    Just found you and am sitting here crying because I’m laughing so hard. Thank you for being the “tester” for all things interesting and too-good-to-be-true.

  • sweetLib

    I laughed so hard at this post the tears are running down my face. Seriously, I haven’t laughed this hard in such a long time. I am forwarding to my best friend who I could totally see craft-failing at this.

  • Cadi

    I made these too and they were crap. :( lol.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kburns421 Kristen

    This just made my day. The two pictures of yogurt globs in the pan are the funniest things I’ve seen in a while.

  • http://fancyoatmealblog.com Amanda

    LMAO!!!! As well as my mother’s ass is being laughed off!!!! We truly lost it when the pieces of “less than pristine” came off your baking sheet with the blobs of frozen yogurt. I must say that you have made my day by writing this blog. PLEASE keep up the good work!

  • kenzie

    I tried this recipe too! But instead of freezer bags I just used a spoon to dish out the yogurt. I even used the type of yogurt that has fruit bits in it. Soooo yummy!

  • Meghan Heidmann

    LMAO!! I tried to make some of these for my kids and they looked exactly like this! They like them anyway.

  • Kim

    you had me at ‘just the tip’ which also happens to be the name of my volleyball team :)

  • JenniferDeanMartz

    I made these and they weren’t perfect looking…but they tasted AMAZING!!! Foil line that pan next time!

    • BrianaFair

       @JenniferDeanMartz
       Wax paper also works well. If you don’t care about them looking pretty you can also just spoon the yogurt on to the cookie sheet.

  • mimisjewelbox

    Just don’t serve them to guests!

  • http://www.skinwellness.tumblr.com/ Skinwellness

    WOW!!! You made my day!!!! I cant stop laughing! Keep em coming! 

  • momof2

    To be honest it almost seems like you screwed this one up on purpose. I make these all the time and they are not difficult at all. I like your blog but, this one was just silly

  • Hannah Kate

    I totally made these too. My problem is that I have warm hands and is I have them out of the freezer too long they get all melty. So basically I have to stand at my freezer to eat them. I also made them with Yoplait light which made them really icey and not so creamy. I was thinking of trying to get with a thicker yogurt like Chobani or something.

  • HisTechnoAngel

    OK I totally lost it at your Instagram comparison pic xD ….. *dying*

  • http://hurrymum.blogspot.ca/ hurrymum

    so funny!

  • VictoriaDavis

    Maybe using some thicker like Greek Yogurt?  I would think of icing…the thickness of icing you need to make pretty designs is fairly thick…so if you decide to try it again i’d use Greek Yogurt! :) I’ll give it a try myself and let you know! :D 

  • Jaclyn

    Omg I think this is my new fav blog!!!! Keep it up :)

  • http://jackysrandom.blogspot.com/ JackyG

    hahahaha! fabulous.

  • dappolonia

    I’m actually laughing and crying on this one! 

  • sephia825

    I love the craft fails! They make me laugh so fucking hard because I know that would be me!

  • Tristy

    I did the exact thing with the same picture tutorial! The dots looked like they were done by a second grader… Then I couldn’t get them off the pan. I spent half an hour getting them off and once they were I realized how much black gunk was on the bottom… In the trash they went haha glad I’m not the only one ;)

  • dianne

    Well..I tried this recipe and it worked GREAT for me!  I think you have issues or really don’t know tour way around in a kitchen.  Common sense ..use a clean pan or line your pan with parchment paper.  And the strawberries and cream in a mug cake..every microwave cooks differently.  You over cooked yours!   NOT all the recipes work on Pinterest, but heaven’s ..you need to know something about adaption!

    • lizzieg23

      seriously?  SHE’S FUNNY. 
      shhhhhh….  I can’t read her blog with the sound of you ruining it with seriousness.

  • Valleygurlie916

    For the individuals who dont really “get” the hysterically sarcasitc and real life nature of this blog, you have no business reading it.

  • MMcDonald

    I tried this and bc of my laziness I lined my baking sheet with parchment paper.. Even tho my “dots” didn’t come out beautiful it was still good.. But frozen go-gurt is easier and tastes the same!

  • ClaireHahn

    You crack me up! I can’t stop looking through your site. I love Pinterest but I think I love you more :) I have had a few massive fails before. Have you tried the Angle Food Cake mix and a can of Pineapple? Fun one, that. 
    Thanks for your humor. 
     

  • KarenRobinsonHammond

    SO funny!!  You GO girl!!  :)

  • Chris

    I am so glad I am reading all of your “fails.” I have half if these things pinned myself as things I plan to do… but probably won’t…. but now won’t have to since you did the experiment yourself!  I am the least crafty person I know, so I can guarantee you that my dots would’ve come out looking worse than yours. Thanks for helping me eliminate some of “to-do list” on Pinterest :)

  • Leah

    lol are you doing this blindfolded? or didn’t actually try? My came out the way the pinterest picture.. without really trying that hard..

  • Juju88

    Nailed it! ha ha ha!!!

  • ORathbone

    I don’t know how you messed these up so badly! They were so easy and mine came out pretty much exactly how they looked in the pictures- maybe the yogurt was a little runny in the beginning but it’s easy to stir it. 

  • RebekahWilliamsLeppert

    So next time just cover your “less-than-prestine” cookie sheet with some wax paper :) problem solved

  • ReyccaDotson

    What a great read!! I have laughed and cackled all morning long.

  • amj

    If you are using a runny yogurt you will more than likely have problems.  A thicker yogurt isn’t going to run all over. 

  • Katie

    I have tried this pin and decided to use paper plates (they fit in the freezer better) and it was all great! I handed the plate to the kid to eat but they melt very fast for a 3 year old to eat.

  • beast

    Well, if nothing else, you found a new method of cleaning your cookie sheets.

  • CourtneyCampos

    LOVE it…I don’t care if it’s intentional or not. I love reading your fails, you are hilariouss!! I was actually laughing at loud at work…teehee :)

  • aat0688

    I did this.  I put it on a regular cookie sheet, but I lined the sheet with wax paper first.  They melt too fast for eating with fingers, but it was still interesting.  I think it would be fun for kids, in a bowl with a spoon.  Kinda like dippin dots.  But healthier.

  • bunnyfarts

    i suck at cooking so bad and generally see these types of results also. i was choking on laughter at work and trying to look normal while I viewed the “results” photos. you are hilarious and those yogurt drops look delightfully disgusting! bravo!

  • bunnyfarts

    also i just figured out what this reminds me of! The pink goo in Ghostbusters 2 that responds to emotions! YAY!

  • AkKat

    Hilarious. And just fyi, I also use wax paper on top of the cookie sheet and skip the baggie step altogether. Just use a spoon and place a little plop of yogurt on the sheet. They might need to freeze a little longer but they are delish.

  • FoodStoriesBlog

    OMG … Your site is totally cracking me up :-)  Your content is definitely informative & illuminating so you’ve been nominated for my Illuminating Blogger Award for informative, illuminating blog content.
     
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  • dbrogie14

    Your dots came out awesome. Just found your blog tonight and I can’t stop laughing.  I have tried so many of these recipes and they never look as good as they do on Pinterest

  • missmarker

    Your blog makes me laugh. =) Thank you for posting.

  • EveGuiles

    we use greek yogurt and line our baking sheets, kids love them and have a blast eating ‘oogurt’ with their fingers!

  • Jane

    You forgot to clean your pans with this Pinterest pan cleaner: http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2011/09/my-kitchen-miracle-cleaner-part-deux.html

  • FaithGaubault

    I did this one, lined the cookie sheet with wax paper, and you have to make sure the holes are small to get dots.  And they are to be eaten right away, which seems like a lot of work for yogurt to me. :(

  • AnnetteRoig

    I would not get offended , I believe she is just trying to be funny , and  not  just make fun of  people’s ideas. That’s my point of view, personally I am a Jillee follower and this would not change my mind about liking her blog. I just laugh at this and at some point it is true that some people do not have the skills to do these things, or they just do not want to. But my point is that I do not believe this should be taken too serious or personal in any way. 
     

  • whimsicalmiscellany

    I cocked this one up too, I don’t feel as bad about it now. They tasted really great but looked…awkward. Just discovered your blog and loving it!

  • iquitcounting

    When I saw this pin I thought it seemed kind of cool… then I realized you can just put Go-gurt in the freezer… and avoid the mess.

  • SerenityMoon27

    Lol!! Okay. My first attempt at this….turned out the same way.
    However, I decided to try and try again. Nailed it from then on out.
    My baking sheets are also..less than pristine..lol. They are LOVED.
    I line them now with foil or parchment or plastic wrap..
    You eventually get the hang of making the dots.
    I wouldn’t put so much effort into these, but my kids love them…and they are somehow much less messier than a cup and a spoon or gogurts. (How they make a mess out of those???…idk) But less mess is good in my book…so I make them.
     

  • MommyRanAway

    I have aso made these, and although the concept is great, no matter how pretty they are, they need to be eaten right away, they start melting. Not a great diaper bag/take along snack! But at least I followed through and finishe one “project” from start to finish…

  • MsInfatuation

    What I found to be easiest. . . . If you have a child im sure you have a medicine dropper around somewhere. . . the one with the squeeze part at the end (not the one that looks like a needle) Stick it in the yogurt and just suck it up when you sqirt you get those perfect little dots and use less items :)

  • MsInfatuation

    Might I also suggest trying the orange cream and red velvet cake yogurt those are the best little treat as i have them in a container sitting in the freezer as we speak and perfect when you want a hint of something sweet but super cold with the temps being super hot

  • AmandaGwin

    i dont know why this didnt work for you!! I do this all the time!! Greek yogurt is the best to do with this!! I also use wax paper, so they dont stick.

  • mrsdelo

    You are hilarious and I love it!!! haha

  • ErinLea90

    Ha, your posts are great. I actually make these for my dogs since plain yogurt is good for them (and helps with poop eating!). I put the yogurt in an icing bottle with the smallest tip and the dots come out ALMOST perfect.I used a cookie sheet covered in wax paper. I have also done the ziploc trick an it’s ok, not the greatest. Then froze them for a few hours, took them out, quickly popped them off and put them in a container in the freezer. My dogs loved “yogies” as I called them. Got them to potty train using them.

    • NCMama

      My dog does not need help with poop eating; he does fine on his own.

  • KayceeNicholson

    Lol! cake decorating tip works great here! twist the top of the plastic bag and fold it down before you squeeze the bag. otherwise it Will come out the back. Also i think plastic wrap or wax paper would have kept it from sticking and or pulling stuff up off your cookie sheet.

  • CharD

    I have to laugh at the commenters who actually try to tell you how to do it right…… don’t they get the humour and the tongue-in-cheek way you try out these pins?  Lighten up and laugh, people!  She’s being funny, not inadequate in the kitchen!

  • Clairee

    I tried to do this a couple months ago & they all melted when I tried to scrape them off the pan!

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  • AllePlumley

    This whole blog is a waste of time, sorry I even read it…

  • Libraryofbird

    I made these last night! I used Greek yogurt and squirted them on to wax paper and they try turned out great. It at least I think they did I made them for my dog and she seems to like them.

  • waves5

    Exactly what happened when I did it!

  • tooboogaloodoo

    I think I just did a little wee…  Great job! Keep on F@cking it up! :-D

  • http://www.facebook.com/gbread79 Ginger L Ditterline

    I did this with pudding and dropped it onto wax paper and then froze it. And it worked. It might work just as good with yogurt. They came right off with no problem.

  • Becky

    I tried this as an alternative snack to frozen chocolate chips because I’m addicted and fat already. (See, I’m TRYING to make improvements in my life thanks to Pinterest.) They went onto and came off of the sheet fine (I used wax paper), but they all stuck together and never officially froze. They were always sticky and I couldn’t get them out of the baggie I stored them in without making a half-melted, sticky mess. And…I didn’t like them, either.

  • Barb

    I am laughing sooo hard, my cheeks hurt! All of ‘em ;-)

  • CColby

    Oh man, this was hilarious! I’ve never been able to make plastic baggies work as icing bags. I always end up with it everywhere, but mostly in my hair.

  • http://twitter.com/ChaosStrategery Chaos and Strategery

    On the bright side, you have found a chemical-free way to clean your baking sheets.

  • southernpride

    The original pin used non stick cookie sheets. If yours (like mine) aren’t non stick cover your cookie sheet with suran wrap first. This they will peel right off. This is what I did and mine turned out perfect.

  • Ashley

    I’m so glad i found your blog! You are hilarious and I find myself laughing so hard through your posts!

  • you suck

    LMFAO you’re a complete fucking joke. you don’t know shit, most of this stuff actually works. you’re obviously mentally fucked up.

    • Ashash

      So’s your mom.

    • Heather

      Good lord. Who pissed in your cornflakes this morning?

  • http://www.facebook.com/nanarmills Samantha Mills

    Mine turned out awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nanarmills Samantha Mills

    I’m seeing comments about using wrong yogurt etc… I used walmart brand vanilla, piped that shot out of a Ziploc bag with a crazy toddler and a one year old climbing on me. I did use an un chipped baking sheet, or I would have used foil or wax paper… but mine turned out absolutely perfect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nanarmills Samantha Mills

    They have to also be in the freezer for over an hour.

  • J.

    What if we froze the yogurt a bit before?

  • J.

    Anyway, I really enjoy your writing style.

  • Em

    I did this with gogurt tubes and snipped the corner, it helped a lot!

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