The high temperatures are screaming for a cool down! Frozen yoghurt has established itself as a he althy alternative to the classic scoop of ice cream from the ice cream parlour. The fat content is far lower than that of conventional ice cream, and the number of calories is also lower. But in frozen yoghurt shops or supermarkets, various additives are often added to the product to make it last longer. With only three ingredients, frozen yoghurt can be easily prepared at home - without any emulsifiers, thickeners and the like.
Basic recipe for frozen yoghurt
To recreate store-bought frozen yogurt, you only need three ingredients: 300g Greek yogurt, four teaspoons vanilla extract, and six tablespoons honey or agave syrup.
In a blender, blend ingredients together until smooth and fluffy. Then put the mixture in a freezer-safe container and put it in the freezer. After 45 minutes, mix well with a spatula and place in the freezer again for two hours. For the perfect consistency, take out the frozen yoghurt every 30 minutes and mix again with a spatula. Before serving, remove from the fridge and allow to thaw until creamy but firm.
If you want to give the frozen yoghurt an extra kick, you can combine frozen fruits such as mangoes or berries in the blender with the basic recipe.
Toppings: How to refine frozen yoghurt
In order to enjoy frozen yoghurt as a he althy alternative to ice cream, the right toppings are of course also important. Instead of chocolate and biscuits, the focus here is on fruit: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, bananas or mangoes are particularly good choices. But dried fruit such as figs, cranberries, apricots or sour cherries are also ideal!
Granola, coconut flakes, chia seeds, cacao nibs, walnuts or almonds can provide a little crunch. A spoonful of olive oil or pumpkin seed oil can provide an unusual taste explosion.