Recipe: Lazy Greek Yogurt Chocolate Ice Cream

I recently experienced a life-changing revelation: it is possible to make ice cream without an ice cream maker.

… Some of you might already know this. But just to be clear, I’m not talking about the baggie of ice cream mixture inside a bigger baggie of water, ice, and rock salt. The recipe below is based on another recipe I found online, but different enough to be new on the grounds that I didn’t have several of those ingredients.

Also, I rue the day I got fat free Greek Yogurt without realizing it. I keep adding heavy whipping cream to everything to help balance things out… Hitting the right ratio of macronutrients for keto is hard.


 

Lazy Greek Yogurt Chocolate Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 60g non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 20g heavy whipping cream (1 tbsp = 15g)
  • ½ cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1½ tsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp granular Swerve sweetener

Directions:

  1. Whisk everything together. If it ends up frothy, that’s okay.
  2. Freeze for one hour, then take it out and stir thoroughly.
  3. Freeze for half an hour, then stir.
  4. Freeze for half an hour, then stir and serve.

For those keeping track, all of this works out to…

Cal – 121 kcal
Fat – 8.4 g
Carbs – 7.7 g
Protein – 7 g

 

A to Z Challenge #25 — (Greek) Yogurt

I was introduced to the miracle of Greek yogurt parfaits through, of all things, a marketing job at a flatbread bakery.

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“Greek yogurt with honey is spread on a lavash sheet, followed by an assortment of berries, banana pieces and granola and then rolled up tight and sliced into bite size pieces.” (x)

First of all, it tastes fantastic and is a pretty easy breakfast to throw together and then carry out the door. Second, sometimes my job involved making these and feeding them to people while explaining that it tastes amazing and you can make lots of similarly delicious things with the bread.

I have since branched out to the Greek Yogurt and honey parfaits at Starbucks, and making my own at home. (As far as I’m concerned, the best brand of Greek yogurt is Fage, hands down, no contest.)

When I don’t have fresh fruit, I substitute jam — not quite as fresh and tasty, but still good. I should start going to the local Farmers Market!

What are your favorite parfait ingredients?