Frozen Yogurt: Where Have You Been All My Life?

Okay, I’m not talking about frozen yogurt from a frozen yogurt store.  I’m talking about actual Greek Yogurt that I put into the freezer with delicious stuff mixed in/on top.  And it’s good.  Roomie said it’s better than ice cream.  I’m not willing to go quite that far, but I do like it as a legit dessert.  And it’s healthy.

My favorite thing is when I can eat healthy food that tastes completely satisfying.  This is one of those times.

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The original recipe can be found here: Strawberry and Pistachio Frozen Yogurt from The Kitchn.

My recipe is a little bit easier, because I cheated.  So if you want one less thing to measure, you can do it this way:

Frozen Yogurt with Fruit ‘n Nuts

Ingredients

  • 2 cups honey Greek yogurt (or one large container)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup pistachios

How To

Combine the yogurt, vanilla and salt in a bowl.  Spread the yogurt mixture into your freezing container of choice.  I went with a 9×13 glass baking dish, because it’s what I had.  Roomie tried it with a muffin tin, and it worked beautifully, too.  I might go that route next time.  It would be easier to portion out.

After your mixture is in its freezing dish, add strawberries and pistachios on top.  Put it in the freezer for 4 hours (uncovered).  Then you can break/cut/take out of muffin tin and store it frozen in a sealable plastic bag.  I will say it was hard to cut in the glass dish.  So cut it when you’re hungry and desperately want a snack.  It’ll give you Hulk power.  Worked for me, anyway.

This stuff is tasty.  I think we’ll be enjoying it lots of times this summer, and probably with a wide variety of fruits and nuts on top.

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P.S.  I made this while I was prepping for a big art sale last weekend.  Only put your snack near your watercolor art if your art is covered in plastic wrappers and your snack is very firmly on the plate.  I had a few close calls with yogurt on paper.  Whew.  All for the sake of a good picture.  Next time, I’m eating my snack straight out of the freezer like a normal person.

 

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