Sunday, January 19, 2014

Frozen Yogurt Two Ways

I have been having some more fun with my new ice cream machine. This time I decided to try my hand at frozen yogurt. The results were creamy and delicious. In my opinion, it is even better than the ice cream. (A lot easier too.) I'm not sure how well it keeps in the freezer, because all of mine was gone the first day. I can't get enough of this stuff.

peanut butter frozen yogurt (2)
Considering my absolute love devotion to peanut butter, it was automatically my first flavor to try out. I used Greek yogurt which led to a thicker and creamier product. I am in love.

peanut butter frozen yogurt (5)
Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1 cup milk
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup PB2
¼ cup honey
1/3 cup peanut butter
Blend the yogurt, milk, PB2, sugar, and honey together until well mixed. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Using an ice cream machine (mine is Cuisinart), pour the mixture into the frozen attachment bowl for the machine. Run the machine for 10-12 minutes. Drop tablespoons of the peanut butter into the ice cream, and run the machine for another minute or so. Put in a sealed container and freeze for 1-2 hours.

Banana Frozen Yogurt (2)

I had to stop myself from eating all of the banana yogurt mixture before mixing it through the machine. Just to make it even better, I squished some of it between two cookies for an amazing ice cream sandwich. It's perfect for when you're in a chocolaty banana fix, but don't want to have 20 ice cream sandwiches sitting in your freezer.
Banana Frozen Yogurt
makes 1 quart
1 cup milk
1 ½ cups Greek yogurt
2 large ripe bananas, about 1 cup mashed
½ cup sugar

Blend all the ingredients together until creamy. Chill until cold, about one hour. Using an ice cream maker (mine is from Cuisinart), pour the cooled yogurt mixture into the frozen ice cream maker’s attachment bowl. Let the machine run for 20 minutes. Serve immediately for soft serve, or pour into a sealed container and freeze for 3 hours for normal ice cream. You may need to let it thaw on the counter for 10 minutes before scooping out and serving.

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Sandwich for One (1)
Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Sandwich for One
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp sugar
dash of salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
1 tsp well beaten egg
1 tbsp butter
1-2 tsp milk, if needed
2-3 tbsp banana ice cream

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together until well blended. Divide the dough in half and roll it out about 1 cm thick. Use a biscuit cutter to cut them into two perfect circles. Bake for 8 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool completely before scooping about 2-3 tablespoons of banana ice cream into the middle of one of them. Spread out the ice cream, top with the other cookie, and wrap the sandwich up in tin foil. Freeze until solid, about 1 hour.



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