I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. However, ice cream can wreak havoc on your blood sugar and isn’t the most nutritionally sound frozen treat you can reach for. When you want a frozen dairy dessert, you may be better off with frozen yogurt.
Frozen yogurt has all the same live probiotic cultures as regular yogurt. Therefore, it can be healthier than ice cream. However, depending on the amount of sugar, cream, stabilizers and extras thrown into it, it can sometimes be the same or worse. Live probiotic cultures can aid gut health, lower blood pressure and aid the immune system. February 6 is National Frozen Yogurt Day. To mark the occasion, we’re sharing four great froyo recipes. These are simpler than what you’ll find in the frozen aisle, and you’ll know exactly what went into them. Frozen yogurt is always a dessert, not a diet staple, but it can be healthier than many other options!
This recipe has four ingredients and takes 35 minutes — 30 of which are freezing time. It’s one of the easiest recipes we’ve ever shared. The secret to it is that you must use full-fat yogurt; if you don’t, it’s not going to set correctly. Freezing time may vary depending on your freezer, but it really couldn’t be easier, and you’ll be thrilled with the results! A serving has 126 calories and 2.5 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
By combining frozen strawberries with yogurt you froze beforehand and a few other ingredients in a blender, you can make delicious frozen yogurt. However, while the recipe doesn’t say it, you might need to pop it back into the freezer after blending if it becomes too soft. Sometimes over-blending will make it more like a smoothie than frozen yogurt. It really depends on how long you blend it for. Whether or not you refreeze it, you’re left with a fruity, slightly tangy treat. A serving has 41 calories, seven grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
This recipe is perfect for people who like a little salt with their sweet! It’s a little tangy from the yogurt, a little salty from the peanut butter, it’s as sweet as a good dessert should be and it’s very creamy. There are instructions to make this froyo with or without an ice cream machine. If you have one, that might be easier. But it’s fine to make it without, and these instructions will teach you how to make other froyo recipes without an ice cream maker for future reference! A serving has 187 calories, seven grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
We really like this recipe but, we think it needs tweaking. We feel this isn’t quite sweet enough. You might disagree. The recipe doesn’t call for any sweetener whatsoever. Looking at the comments, that was on purpose, and people argue about whether or not it’s sweet enough. The good news is it’s straightforward for you to taste and adjust. After you blend everything, just give it a taste and see if you need to add a non-caloric sweetener to fit your preferences. Once you have adjusted it, you can freeze it to enjoy later. A serving has 63 calories, 10 grams of carbs and five grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Hopefully, one of these four delicious frozen yogurt recipes finds its way into your freezer soon. It might be cold outside, but it’s still fun to celebrate national holidays!