Wednesday, May 20, 2015

How to make creamy Chocolate Frozen Yogurt without an ice cream maker and within three hours?

See this...

Creaamy Chocolate Frozen Yogurt
Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

Do you believe that...

... this intensively chocolate and creamy treat is not an ice cream?
... it is chocolate frozen yogurt?
... it is creamy, smooth and not icy?
... it is made with three ingredients?
... it is made within three hours?
... it is made without using an ice cream maker?
... it can be made with minimal amount of yogurt to produce a minimal amount that can serve just one?

You have to believe me that this chocolate frozen yogurt is yummy!

As this frozen yogurt is made with 1) full fat Greek yogurt, 2) maximal amount of cocoa powder and 3) minimal amount of added sugar plus bearing in mind that there is no other liquid added, this frozen treat can be slightly tangy and not overly sweetened but its texture-wise and chocolate-taste-wise are never compromised.

Is this frozen yogurt healthy?

I'm not going to lie that this frozen yogurt is either fat free or sugar free! It is made with Greek yogurt with 10% fat and so it contains at least 10% fat... LOL! And of course it contains sugar to reduce the bitterness of the cocoa powder added.

However, if you are very conscious with the food that you eat, you may wish to know that this frozen yogurt is gluten free, low carb and can be low sugar if you use sweetener like xylitol instead of sugar to sweeten this treat. According to the original recipe from Healthy Recipes, 1/2 cup of this frozen yogurt made with xylitol contains about 208 calories. Not too bad lah.

Plus, unlike most ice cream or frozen yogurt recipes, you don't have to make a massive amount of this at a go... Yeah! This means that you can enjoy this treat with smaller portion sizes! 

Here, you will see how I made this frozen yogurt with this small tub of yogurt...

I started with this little tub (200g) of Greek Yogurt.
And I added 40g sugar and 20g cocoa powder into it.

You don't need an ice cream maker to churn this frozen yogurt and not too worry that it won't be icy!!! You can use any containers with large surface area to mix and stir this yogurt while freezing it but I found this Tovolo Glide-a-scoop ice cream tub has worked the best for me.

Why is this container so good for my frozen yogurt making??? Originally, this neatly designed ice cream tub is designed to store 1.5 quart or liter of ice cream. This slender tub with no angular corners is cleverly designed in a way that it guides every scoop of ice cream to be perfectly roundly-scooped with no ice cream get trapped or wasted in any corners. Absolutely... NO bits of ice cream will be trapped in any corners and this is why it is the perfect container for me to make this minimal amount of frozen yogurt!

I have to thank Donaldson for providing me this fantastic product to try!
This Tovolo non-slip ice cream tub is cleverly designed to ensure that every scoop of ice cream made will be perfectly scooped and shaped!
It is also dishwasher friendly and really cool to use!
Mix yogurt, sugar and cocoa powder in the tub and freeze for one hour first.
Then continue doing this for the next 2 hours.
That's it!
After three hours of freezing and stirring, the frozen yogurt is now in its best consistency. 
So smooth and yummy!

Here's the recipe that is mostly adapted from Healthy Recipe

Make slightly more than 500ml frozen yogurt, serves about 3-4
100g sugar*
50g cocoa powder, preferably good quality Dutch processed cocoa powder like Valrhona
500g full-fat Greek yogurt, about 10% fat

*can replace with 1/2 cup xylitol, please see the original recipe at here which involves some additional steps if you are using this sugar replacement to make your frozen yogurt.

Combine all ingredients in a container with a lid and has a large surface area, preferably like this Tovolo Glide-a-scoop ice cream tub that I'm using. Cover the container with its lid and freeze it for 1 hr.

Remove the container from the freezer, Use a spoon or a spatula to stir the already-frozen edges into the still-soft center. Keep stirring to mix until the mixture is smooth.

Cover again, and place in the freezer for the next 2 hrs, repeating the process of stirring the yogurt every 30 mins.

When the entire mixture is frozen, serve immediately as soft-serve yogurt. If the yogurt is too firm after chilling for too long, microwave it slightly or leave it at room temperature for 10-15 mins before serving to soften the texture slightly.

Note: You can use this recipe to make 1-2 serves of frozen yogurt. The minimal amount of yogurt used can be as low as 200g.

Enjoy the treat
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  1. 哇!巧克力口味的雪糕。我喜欢的。。。 快快 book mark。 :) :)

  2. Wow, I can't believe it's not ice cream! The texture looks so creamy.. When I see chocolate frozen yogurt, I think of icy yogurt popsicle kinda ice lollies, but I can't believe it looks (and taste) like ice cream, really wow !

  3. This is such an easy recipe! And it seems less guilty too :)

  4. this sounds like wayyyyyy too good! thanks for sharing

  5. Looks amazing and love chocolate anything. The ice cream tub is neat! I wish I was the one who invented.

  6. Hi Zoe,urs chocolate frozen yogurt so chocolaty,yum yum!
    Let's we have frozen yogurt party today!Hooray!!

  7. Hi Zoe, I love all things chocolate, may I have some please? I love my Tovolo ice-cream tub and ice-cream scoop too!

  8. Hi Zoe! This definitely sound healthier than ice cream! My girls saw it and asked me to make it for them, guess I've got no excuse now. heheh :)

  9. Such a tempting chocolate fro-yo! Love the texture...

  10. Mmmm...I would love to have a scoop of your choc frozen yogurt. Sooo creamy and chocolatey!

  11. Hi Zoe,
    1 scoop of your creamy delicious chocolate frozen yogurt pls! ... hee ..hee

  12. Well...they were never healthy at least they were homemade...and never...lets indulged in your lovely chocolately ice cream...i bet mimi will ♡ these ice cream :)

  13. WOW... love this easy and creamy chocolate. I still have a tub of greek yogurt in my fridge. Definitely want to make this for sure :)
    BTW Zoe, hope you're getting better and eat less ice cream for the moment :)

  14. Zoe, all these good yummy food is really tempting me. How am I do go on diet?

  15. Wow! Is this easy, or what?! And it looks so good, too. Perfect timing for us -- the warm weather has arrived! ;-)

  16. Greek yogurt, cocoa, sugar and time.
    I'm in!

  17. I like the compact ice cream tub, very useful.

  18. Zoe, I am very excited hah..hah...

  19. Hi Zoe, your frozen yogurt looks really creamy and tempting! And the ice cream tub is quite interesting too. Thanks for sharing this on BREE!

  20. This is such a good idea. I was attracted to this by the name and then when I saw the creamy chocolate.

  21. That would be very nice, I don't have an ice cream maker, I just want to know what will happend if I use a bread maker to do this, thanks

    1. Hi Judy,

      Sorry that I don't know how to use a bread maker to make ice cream. If you have a successful attempt, please let me know :)