Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Creamy Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Sometimes it is the simplest recipes that turn out to be the best. This is definitely true for this delicious, creamy frozen yogurt with a subtle hint of vanilla.  With only three ingredients, it can be thrown together in no time, and makes for a refreshing, guilt-free treat!  To be honest, I liked it better than the homemade vanilla ice cream I made a few weeks ago.  No, really.  I liked the texture better, and the fact that it was super healthy (relatively speaking) was a happy bonus.  My whole family raved. Try it, you won't regret it.

3 cups plain Greek yogurt
3/4 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.  Mix together the yogurt, sugar, and vanilla.  Refrigerate the yogurt mixture for 45 minutes.
2.  Pour the yogurt mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.  Easy, easy . . . and oh, so delightful.  We had no left-overs.

*Notes: Recipe obtained originally from allrecipes.com. I changed it just a bit.  I doubt that the pre-refrigeration is entirely necessary, but I included it since it was in the original recipe.  I did it and it shortened the freezing time by a little more than half. So instead of taking 45 minutes to freeze, it only took about 20 minutes.  Mom tried it and gave a great recommendation for those who have a 2 quart ice cream maker:  She suggested using 4 cups of yogurt, 1 cup of white sugar, and 1 tsp of vanilla. That way you don't have 1 cup of extra yogurt that you don't know what to do with afterwards.


Kay Hinton said...

This is SO yummy- and fat free!

Shonna said...

We just made this last night and it was DeLIcIouS! A definite new favorite.