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Banana Cream Frozen Yogurt

Banana Cream Frozen Yogurt

Banana Cream Frozen Yogurt

One of the biggest things that helped me with weight loss (32lbs so far) was switching out unhealthy food for something healthier. I really love my sweets, especially ice-cream but I made changes. Now I make my own frozen yogurt, one of my favorite recipes is my banana cream frozen yogurt.

You don’t need a bulky ice cream maker to enjoy delicious frozen treats at home. This homemade frozen yogurt consists of just a few ingredients and doesn’t require any churning or complicated equipment.

The secret to success with this recipe is finding the right balance between the tangy Greek yogurt and more mild cream cheese. If you use regular yogurt instead, you may want to use a little more because it is less creamy than Greek varieties.

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Banana Cream Frozen Yogurt
Prep time: 15 minutes + freezing timeCooking time: n/a
Serves 4

Ingredients:

2 large bananas
½ c. plain Greek yogurt, low fat
6-oz. cream cheese – lowfat, cut into chunks
¾ T. real vanilla extract
¼ c. honey, preferably local

Optional Toppings:
Fresh banana slices
Shredded coconut
Chocolate sauce
Crushed graham crackers
Crushed nuts

Tip: Regular vanilla extract will affect the color of this dish. To prevent this, choose a clear vanilla extract instead. However, be sure to read labels carefully because most clear extracts are imitation.

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Directions:

 

  1. Peel and cut bananas into thin slices. Place banana slices in a plastic freezer-safe bag and place in the freezer until frozen.
  2. Add yogurt, cream cheese, vanilla extract, and frozen banana slices to powerful blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth. (If necessary, add 2-3 tablespoons of water to the blender to loosen the mixture).
  3. While blending, drizzle in honey until thoroughly combined with other ingredients. Once blended, taste mixture and add more honey, if desired.
  4. Transfer contents of blender to a freezer safe dish and cover tightly. Place in freezer for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.

To serve, remove from freezer and let sit on counter for 5-10 minutes to soften. Scoop into individual chilled serving dishes and garnish with slices of fresh banana or other favorite toppings