Strawberry Chocolate-Chip Frozen Yogurt

I feel a little strange calling this frozen yogurt, because it’s not very similar to that stuff you get at the grocery store. It’s not soft and mushy like ice cream… It’s actually closer to an Italian ice in texture, or even similar to a strawberry sorbet… Somewhat… Regardless, it’s still technically “frozen yogurt”, as there is dairy (yogurt) involved as a main ingredient. (Italian ice doesn’t have any dairy.)

This tastes pretty great, and I can imagine that in the hotter summer months ahead, it will be quite an enjoyable form of refreshment. Also, using non-fat yogurt cuts the fat almost completely! If you prefer using another liquid sweetener over honey, you can and I’m sure it will taste just as good! 🙂 Here’s the recipe, enjoy! 🙂

Strawberry Chocolate-Chip Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1-2 cups frozen strawberries (this varies depending on how much strawberry flavour you want!)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp liquid honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Roughly chopped dark chocolate (I used about 4 squares of a large Lindtt dark chocolate bar)

Method:

  • In a blender (or with an immersion blender), blend all ingredients except the chopped dark chocolate. Blend until smooth.
  • Stir in the chopped dark chocolate, and then pour into a couple semi-shallow plastic dishes (I used two Glad containers, about 2 inches deep)
  • Place in the freezer, and allow to harden for about 45 minutes.
  • After 45 minutes, remove the containers and stir contents until smooth.
  • Repeat this process (freezing, and removing every 45 minutes to stir) until the desired consistency is reached.
  • The frozen yogurt can be stored in these containers, or you can scoop it back into the original yogurt container. Make sure it’s covered with a lid after the whole “freeze-then-stir” process is finished.
  • Note: You can store this for many weeks in the freezer. After it’s been frozen for a day or two, it will be rock solid. Simply allow the frozen yogurt to soften slightly on the counter for 5 minutes or so prior to serving. To serve, you can also shave pieces of the frozen yogurt off of the top in layers if it doesn’t come off in one big scoop.
mmm... There it is... ;)

mmm... There it is... 😉

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