I don’t know about you, but I eat ice cream and frozen yogurt ALL YEAR LONG. Of course there’s nothing quite like an ice cold cone on a hot summer day, but cold weather never stopped me from enjoying it just the same. To celebrate the ending of summer, I wanted to share this easy but scrumptious recipe with you.
Yogurt is really a miraculous thing. Greek yogurt is beyond miraculous. It’s so low in fat but somehow so creamy and rich tasting. You really don’t need to add anything to it (unlike when you make a milk or cream based ice cream, which generally requires a custard mixture to achieve that level of richness) to make a delicious frozen yogurt.
If you love chocolate (like me) and you love greek yogurt (like me), you will love this. It’s got lots of chocolate flavor but retains the full tanginess of the yogurt.
Chocolate Frozen Greek Yogurt
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours freezing time
Ingredients (2 cups of frozen yogurt)
- 2 c. plain greek yogurt (I highly recommend Fage brand)
- 1/4 c. milk
- 1/3 c. cocoa powder
- 1/2 c. sugar (you can add more or less to taste)
- real chocolate syrup (optional)
In a small bowl, heat the milk to lukewarm in the microwave then whisk in the cocoa powder and sugar.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk the greek yogurt on its own until it becomes fluffier.
Slowly pour the chocolate mixture into the yogurt while whisking it until you achieve a consistent brown color in the yogurt.
Set the bowl aside in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
Freeze according to your ice cream maker’s instructions.
Remove the yogurt from the ice cream maker and put it into a freezer-safe container. Put in the freezer to harden further for another 2 hours.
Scoop, top with chocolate syrup (optional), and enjoy!
If you have an ice cream maker, this is totally worth it. And if you don’t, try this!
And then you can douse it in a gratuitous amount of chocolate syrup like I did. Or not. That’s just how I roll.
Thanks for reading!
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