Frozen yogurt boring? Not today!
This is coming from my own experience: Every time I ever happened to try frozen yogurt instead of simply going for the good ol’ ice cream, I ended up at least sort of disappointed. Especially back in the days when the “frozen yogurt” thought seemed healthier than thinking of going to have an ice cream scoop. Not realizing how highly packed with sugar both of those options were.
So, yeah, I was disappointed at frozen yogurts mainly because they seemed plain boring. Admittedly, my vanilla-raspberry ice cream and chocolate-hazelnut ice cream are still pretty unbeatable, but they are not as simple to make as this one. And what else makes this one different?
First of all, you get to make it yourself. Second, you get to choose from many different fruits and substitute stevia (or another hearted sweetener) for sugar. Third, it is unbelievably simple and fun to make if you own a blender.
Do not wait for the summer to fade out, grab your horse power blender, get some frozen fruits and Greek yogurt ready, and get instant access to a freezingly cold cream that will satisfy those ice-cream cravings!
To see how simple this is, watch a highly amateur video (learning, please be patient) of the procedure.
I think the most secret ingredient is the frozen yogurt’s ability to have an ice cold cream ready in no time. For that to happen it is basically enough to have 3 ingredients at hand: frozen fruits, Greek yogurt, and a sweetener. A blender is a must, as well. I add coconut oil and vanilla whey powder for enhanced creaminess. On top of that, I add a dash of salt and a splash of vodka because I like to think that these two bring the melting point of the ice cream a bit lower (it doesn’t become rock-hard frozen inside the home freezer too quickly).
For the topping, if I am really lazy, I tend to use some sugar-free fruit syrup or sugar-free chocolate syrup. But when I am not lazy, I love my sesame sauce on top of the ice cream. Just take some sesame seeds, roast them a bit (until they start smelling nice), add some IMO syrup, and maybe some cinnamon, and that’s it. I like pouring it warm on the frozen yogurt. … And the crunch of the seeds, yum!
- 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
- 2 Tbsp. IMO syrup
- 1 tsp. cinnamon optional
- Put all the ingredients in a blender, frozen fruit on top.
Start blending on slow. You might need a spoon to give it a little push from the beginning. Make sure to do so with the blender OFF.
Once it starts blending smoothly, blend for approximately 30 seconds on high or until creamy.
Place into an airtight container and freeze or consume immediately.
- Click here to see an amateur video on how this is done.
- On medium high, roast sesame seeds until they start to smell nice. Watch for burning the seeds. Turn the heat off and add IMO syrup (and cinnamon).
Serve warm while still runny. You can always heat the topping in a microwave.