Once upon a time, I looked in the refrigerator and saw I had a an unopened tub of yogurt. When I check the date, I saw it expired in five days, which was not nearly enough time for me to work my way through a huge container! As a result, the best idea I could come up with was to throw it all in my ice cream maker and make a frozen yogurt! While not the most creative ice cream flavor (i.e. relying on the flavor of the yogurt), it got the trick done and has provided a sweet treat for me to enjoy. The process was simple enough for me and I enjoyed the ease of tossing the entire container with a couple other ingredients, into the machine to use it up. What I particularly enjoyed was the creaminess of the froyo – sometimes when you get it out, it can be so sugary and empty, but this was extra creamy since it was Greek-yogurt based. While it may not be my favorite frozen treat ever, it certainly is fun to open the freezer and find it in there, ready and waiting to be eaten. I’m enjoying using different toppings to jazz it up and treat myself! It’s the perfect little dessert to keep handy in the freezer.
Notes: I had a little less than 3 cups of yogurt on hand, so I came in just under the total amount. And because the yogurt was already vanilla-flavored, I decided to do a little less extract so it wouldn’t be overwhelming.
Vanilla FroYo (makes 1 quart; inspired by All Recipes)
2 1/2 – 3 cup Greek God’s Honey Vanilla Yogurt
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 tsp Bourbon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a medium-size bowl with a spoon, stirring until smooth. Refrigerate for 45 minutes to 1 hour, to prepare. Place in ice cream maker and follow manufacturers directions – I recommend letting this go a bit longer than the normal amount of time, since it is a thicker mixture. Once combined, place in freezer and enjoy 4-6 hours later. Top with fun toppings like chocolate chips, strawberry glaze, or fresh mint!