Frozen yogurt is a much preferred alternative to ice cream because of its low content of fat, so the appearance of so many fro-yo places everywhere should come as no surprise. The good news is that you do not have to shell out 8 bucks for a serving of frozen yogurt at one of these fancy places. Instead, you can make your own frozen yogurt and enjoy it on hot days without worrying that this tasty delight will show on your hips and waistline later on. Here are a couple of frozen yogurt recipes that I really love.
Frozen yogurt with vanilla
I am a big fan of vanilla and that is why as soon as I learned how to make frozen yogurt, I instantly thought about combining it with my favorite aroma. This recipe is really simple and ideal for the times when you are in the mood for something sweet, but you do not want to work hard for it.
You will need the following ingredients:
- Three cups of Greek yogurt (low fat is preferred to keep the number of calories down)
- Two thirds of a cup with sugar (white is preferred)
- One teaspoon of vanilla extract
Mix the yogurt with the sugar and the vanilla extract, until the ingredients are well combined, and the sugar is completely dissolved. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator. You can use an ice cream maker to freeze the mix and transform it into frozen yogurt. After that, a good idea would be to leave it for a couple of hours in the freezer or even overnight, so it obtains the perfect consistency.
Frozen yogurt with raspberry and chocolate chips
Just like ice cream, frozen yogurt can be combined with a large variety of ingredients. Tart fruits like berries work hand in hand with frozen yogurt and you will surely enjoy the taste. Whenever I am in the mood for something sweet, I make this recipe.
First thing first, because I regularly make my own yogurt, I have plenty at hand when I want to make frozen yogurt. From this site: bestyogurtmaker.org, I learned a lot about how to use a yogurt maker and now I have plenty to go around. Now, onto the recipe, you will need the following:
- Three cups of raspberries
- Two cups of low fat yogurt
- One third of a cup with sugar
- Half a cup of chocolate chips
Mix the ingredients, minus the chocolate chips, and pour them into an ice cream maker. Add the chocolate chips only at the end. Freeze the mix and serve it after a few hours or the next day.