Monday, May 2, 2011
Fat Free Fro Yo to the Rescue
I love myself some fro yo and for better or worse there are no fro yo spots within walking distance of our apartment. So when the temp hit 70 this Sunday afternoon and I had no interest in driving to my favorite spot I whipped out our ice cream maker and made my own! I was more hot than hungry so I wasn't too worried that we only had fat free yogurt in the fridge. I decided to see if I could make a fat free fro yo that still had that smooth and creamy texture. The result was a big yes and my efforts totally paid off! Here's the simple easy recipe to make yourself this light summery treat!
Fat + Sugar Free Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Equipment - This recipe requires an ice cream maker. Most home ice cream makers have a detachable bowl piece that needs to be frozen for at least 24 hours before use. We keep the bowl part of our Cuisinart in the freezer at all times so that it's always ready to go when we want to make ice cream on a whim.
- 1 cup Fresh Strawberries with the tops cut off (I think frozen would work just fine as well.)
- 1 1/2 cups fat free greek yogurt
- 4 packets splenda (substitute with a 1/4 cup of sugar if you don't like the fake stuff.)
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth (stop here if you want a delicious smoothie.)
-Pour the blender contents into tupperware with a lid or just put it in a bowl that you cover with plastic wrap. Put the tupperware or bowl in the freezer for a 1/2 hour. (This step is important to do when making any ice cream at home --- the ingredients need to be cold before going in the maker.)
-Get your ice cream maker ready and plugged in. Turn it on and pour your cold yogurt mixture into it.
-Let the ice cream maker run for 20 minutes or until your yogurt is nice and thick.
I topped mine with some yummy sauteed bananas...
-1 Banana sliced thin
- Put a frying pan over high heat and spray with Pam
- Saute the banana a few minutes on each side.