This is a fun summer sweet treat that my daughter-in-law, Lindsay makes. Lindsay is a great cook and told me about this yummy recipe several weeks ago. While she was visiting us this past weekend she whipped up a batch of this refreshing frozen delight......
I am also sharing a favorite family recipe to go along with the frozen yogurt if you want to splurge a bit. This Chocolate Velvet Sauce is the best and easiest chocolate sauce ever! You simply heat the milk (in the microwave), throw it on top of the other ingredients in a blender container and let the machine do the magic trick. Within minutes you have a fabulous, velvety smooth, fudgy sauce that is infinitely better than any store bought variety! Here's Lindsay to tell you a bit more about the yummy frozen yogurt!
Most nights Nick and I crave a sweet treat after dinner- our favorite is ice cream. Sadly, our waistlines do not feel the same. I came across a recipe for frozen yogurt and thought I'd give it a try. The recipe could not be easier- just three simple ingredients and the result is delicious, tangy frozen yogurt. I've made it several times while I'm fixing dinner and it's ready for dessert when we are. The recipe is for simple vanilla frozen yogurt which we actually love all on its own. If you're feeling fancy it is great dressed up as well.
Vanilla-Bean Frozen Yogurt
3 cups good quality whole milk Greek yogurt*
¾ cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
1. Mix together the yogurt, sugar and vanilla stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
2. Freeze according to your ice cream makers instructions.
Frozen yogurt will be soft-serve consistency from the machine, but will firm up in the freezer.
*Whole milk yogurt will give a much smoother consistency and yummier taste to your frozen treat.
Chocolate Velvet Sauce
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 bag½ cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup milk
Place all ingredients except milk into blender container. Measure milk into glass measuring cup. Microwave on high until boiling, about 1-1 1/2 minutes. Make sure milk boils vigorously but watch it carefully so that it doesn't overflow the cup. Immediately pour milk over the contents in blender and cover. Blend on high speed until sauce is smooth and thick, about 2-3 minutes. Take a little taste, if it's still a little grainy (from the sugar) just blend a little longer. If too thick add a little more milk, just a tiny bit at a time.
This is a very quickly made but wonderful fudge sauce. Keep refrigerated; when ready to use, warm in microwave for 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. Makes wonderful ice cream sundaes or can be used with fresh fruit or other desserts. I usually just use skim milk because that's what we always have at home yet it's still scrumptious. Maybe that makes up a little (tiny) bit for the other not-so-healthy ingredients! :)