I recently saw a very intriguing post on Healthy Happy and Whole about making your own soft-serve frozen yogurt in a blender. This recipe is ice-cream-maker-free and only takes about five minutes. I made a few changes to the original recipe, which is for papaya berry yogurt, and made a pineapple strawberry yogurt topped with coconut flakes. Ah! The flavors of summer, dreams of paradise islands I hope to visit someday… why can’t it be summer now?!
This tasted delicious, just like soft-serve from a frozen yogurt store. The only problem was I didn’t blend for long enough, so I still had a bunch of fruit chunks in the fro-yo. But overall, the creamy texture and captivating fruity flavor added up to a brilliant and guilt-free dessert! And this is a recipe easily adapted to new ingredients, different fruit combinations… the choices are endless!
Tropical Dream Instant Soft-Serve Fro-Yo
Makes: one generous serving
- 2 tbls plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tbl honey
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 medium-large frozen strawberry
- Optional: about 2 tbls sweetened coconut flakes, for topping
I should have chopped the strawberry and pineapple before putting them in the blender, but I ended up doing it afterward. After chopping as needed, place all ingredients except topping in blender and blend for about 5 minutes or until desired texture is reached. Spoon fro-yo into small bowl, top with coconut, and delve into a bowl of frozen tropical goodness!