Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt

Must Try

Lauren Zembronhttps://www.healthyfoodforliving.com/
I am a 34 year old living outside of Boston with my wonderful husband, energetic daughter, sweet son, and playful dog. I have degrees in both psychology and guidance counseling, and have worked in a variety of school settings. I strive to find a balance between the two basic food philosophies of “eat to live” and “live to eat“. I believe that food should be (and is!) one of the great pleasures of leading a healthy lifestyle.

Memorial Day has come and gone, and with it the unofficial start to summer. The weather here in New England certainly contributes to the summer mindset, as does the fact that my school lets out for summer vacation in a mere three weeks!

Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt

Given the warm near sweltering temperatures we’ve had in the Boston area for the past couple of weeks, it was a no-brainer to whip up a frosty treat to beat the heat (<– yes, I am THAT person… the one who rhymes three words out of five).

Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt

The idea for cookies & cream frozen yogurt had been brewing in the back of my mind for a while, so I was excited to finally bring the concept to fruition.

Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt

I opted for less sugar than I’ve used in other frozen yogurt recipes, as the cookies contribute quite a bit of sweetness.

Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt

The 2% Greek yogurt contributes a creaminess that I love, but don’t expect this to take just like ice cream.

Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt

I adore frozen yogurt for its slightly tangy flavor, and this one delivers on that front. As noted above, the chocolate sandwich cookies are very sweet; thus they are the perfect compliment to the tart yogurt.

Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt

Perfectly smooth frozen desserts certainly have their place, but there’s something about crunchy cookie pieces mixed throughout the creamy frozen yogurt that make eating it just that much more fun.

Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you could most likely get away with just combining the ingredients together and freezing the mixture in a freezer-safe container.

The churning process helps to whip air into the frozen yogurt, leading to a lighter end result… but the mixture is thick enough to freeze without first dumping it into an ice cream maker.

Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt

This frozen yogurt is a lighter way to enjoy the classic cookies & cream flavor combination; I’m thinking that a few drops of peppermint extract would be pretty darn delicious, as well!

Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt

Want a scoop?

Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt

Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt

Printer-Friendly Recipe

yield: 8 servings, about a scant 1/2 cup each

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups plain 2% fat Greek yogurt, such as Fage or Chobani
  • 1/3 cup evaporated cane juice (or granulated sugar)
  • 1/2 Tbsp pure vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 8 all-natural chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Newman-O’s, chopped (about 1 cup)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, evaporated cane juice, and vanilla bean paste (or extract). Stir until the evaporated cane juice is completely dissolved.
  2. Freeze according to ice cream maker manufacturer’s instructions; adding in the chopped cookies during the last few minutes of churning… OR place mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze.
  3. Serve immediately as soft serve, or spoon into a freezer-safe container and place in freezer until “ripened” (hardened).

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

159.9 calories, 4.2 grams fat, 1.9 grams saturated fat, 8.0 grams carbohydrates, 0.3 grams fiber, 17.4 grams sugars, 9.6 grams protein

Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt
- Advertisement -spot_img
- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest Recipes

- Advertisement -spot_img

More Recipes Like This

- Advertisement -spot_img