Skinny Tiramisu Frozen Yogurt

Where do you stand when it comes to frozen yogurt vs ice cream? I'm strongly on the side of Team Fro-Yo. It's low in fat, full in fibre, wonderfully creamy (as long as it's made right) and has that awesome tang that you only ever get with frozen yogurt. The only downside to homemade frozen yogurt is that it can end up really icy and more like frozen water - not frozen yogurt.

Skinny Tiramisu Frozen Yogurt #Recipe - it's #gluten-free and doesn't require the use of an ice-cream machine! Recipe includes a tip on how to make ultra-creamy frozen yogurt at home. Works every single time! | www.happyhealthymotivated.com

Thankfully, I've worked out a way to circumvent that problem every time. That's right, people - every single time! My trick? I actually adapted it from what I learned in India about how locals use yogurt in their desserts. Indians use natural yogurt in a lot of their savoury meals and sweet treats. And whilst natural yogurt is a-okay to stir into curries, it's simply not thick or creamy enough to use in desserts. So you know what they do? They spread it out on a tea towel.

Skinny Tiramisu Frozen Yogurt #Recipe - it's #gluten-free and doesn't require the use of an ice-cream machine! Recipe includes a tip on how to make ultra-creamy frozen yogurt at home. Works every single time! | www.happyhealthymotivated.com

That's right. Take a clean tea towel, lie it out on your work top and spread the natural yogurt all over the towel. Leave it for about 30 minutes and all the excess water will have been absorbed by the tea towel, leaving you with a thick and creamy Greek yogurt-like texture perfect for using in a frozen yogurt recipe. Who knew, right?

Skinny Tiramisu Frozen Yogurt #Recipe - it's #gluten-free and doesn't require the use of an ice-cream machine! Recipe includes a tip on how to make ultra-creamy frozen yogurt at home. Works every single time! | www.happyhealthymotivated.com

This frozen yogurt recipe has been adapted from my Skinny Easy Tiramisu recipe, which is probably my favourite skinny dessert/pudding-like recipe out there. But since it's summer, I thought I'd adapt the recipe and turn it into a cool, frozen treat perfect for enjoying on a hot day.

One of the biggest debates when it comes to this type of dessert is, is frozen yogurt healthy? Shape Magazine covered five myths about frozen yogurt that might help you make up your mind. But personally, I think that if you learn how to make frozen yogurt at home, you can be in total control of which ingredients and in what quantities you put in and therefore how nutritious it is.

Skinny Tiramisu Frozen Yogurt #Recipe - it's #gluten-free and doesn't require the use of an ice-cream machine! Recipe includes a tip on how to make ultra-creamy frozen yogurt at home. Works every single time! | www.happyhealthymotivated.com

So, back to the first question. Which team are you on? Team Fro-Yo (yay!) or Team Ice Cream (boo!)?

Skinny Tiramisu Frozen Yogurt #Recipe - it's #gluten-free and doesn't require the use of an ice-cream machine! Recipe includes a tip on how to make ultra-creamy frozen yogurt at home. Works every single time! | www.happyhealthymotivated.com

Skinny Tiramisu Frozen Yogurt

Total Time 9 hrs
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup natural fat-free yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • tablespoon optional: 1 Kahlua
  • ½ teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • dark chocolate chips for topping

Instructions
 

  • Lie a clean tea towel out on the counter and spread the natural yogurt over it. Leave for 30 minutes, until all the excess liquid has been absorbed.
  • After 30 minutes, scrape the yogurt off a tea towel into a bowl. Stir in the cocoa powder, brown sugar and Kahlua, if using.
  • In a tiny egg cup-size bowl, stir the instant coffee into the water until it dissolves. Stir this into the yogurt until totally combined.
  • Place the yoghurt inside a sealed container and leave in the freezer for at least 8 hours to set. If you remember, stir the yogurt every hour to ensure ultra-creaminess.
  • Remove the frozen yogurt from the freezer 30 minutes before ready to serve to allow to soften up. Scoop into bowls and top with dark chocolate chips before serving.

Notes

This recipe doesn't use an ice cream maker. But if you would like to use yours, after step 3, place the frozen yogurt mixture into the ice cream maker and leave to churn for 30 minutes before you place it in the freezer.

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Comments

  1. Jill

    Trying that TODAY lol

    • Nicola Quinn

      Hope you enjoy it, Jill! 🙂

  2. Sarah Ryman

    YUM!
    You make it sound very easy.
    #MagicMoments

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thanks, Sarah. It really is that easy!

  3. Louise Fairweather

    This sounds amazing!

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thanks, Louise! 🙂

  4. Sarah

    This looks great! The sound of it alone... Yumm!

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thanks so much, Sarah! 🙂

  5. Merlinda Little

    YOu had me at skinny! Looks so lush and yummy! #magicmoments

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thank you so much, Merlinda! 🙂

  6. Milly

    You think this would still work if I used vegan yoghurt?

    • Nicola Quinn

      I've never used vegan yoghurt myself, Milly, but I can't see why it wouldn't work!

  7. Joy @ Joy Love Food

    Can I be on both teams? 🙂 I absolutely love tiramisu and this frozen yogurt sounds incredible, love the tip about the tea towel! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again next Monday!

    • Nicola Quinn

      That's definitely the best call, Joy! I don't think I could live in a world without both ice cream AND frozen yogurt! 🙂

      • Joy @ Joy Love Food

        I agree Nicola, I love having both too! Stopping back to let you know that this was one of my favorite posts from last week's What'd You Do This Weekend? and will be one of my features at tomorrow's party. I hope you will join us again!

        • Nicola Quinn

          Thanks so much, Joy! I'll be along later today to check it out 🙂

  8. Katherines Corner

    oh my goodness this is wonderful, pinned! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I featured you on facebook and google plus xo

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing, Katherine!

  9. Carole West @ Garden Up Green

    That looks so easy and yummy to create. I love Frozen Yogurt. Thanks for the recipe!

    Carole

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thanks Carole - I love frozen yogurt, too!

  10. Miz Helen

    What a special treat I just love Tiramisu. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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