Easy healthy frozen yoghurt ice cream

21 May

Looking for a healthy alternative to ice cream?

Then I have the answer for you. Its super easy to make & delicious!

This ice cream requires no cooking, simply mix & let your ice cream maker do all the hard work while you wait poised with bowl & spoon, ready to devour icy, creamy, raspberry heaven.

I know that the weather is starting to cool down in our neck of the woods, but in our house we would have ice cream 365 days a year – rain. hail or shine. So if its too cold for you to eat ice cream, that just means you need to bake a cake or an apple pie to serve with it, problem solved 🙂

raspberry-yoghurt-ice-cream

This recipe is a great way to use up your homemade yoghurt (or to convince your kids to consume more yoghurt). You can make a million flavour variations depending on what jam concoctions you have lying around.

This ice cream will taste good to your “little one’s” & still satisfy us “not-so-little-ones”. And it is good for you to boot with its the natural probiotics from the cultured yoghurt, goodness of the fruit & who can forget about those magic little nutritional bursts from the chia seeds.

So its really not such a naughty treat after all!!

Healthy frozen yoghurt a’la Mama Going Natural

You will need:

Prepare your ice cream maker as per instructions. I have an old freeze & churn ice cream machine, it does mean you have to plan in advance as it takes over 24 hours to freeze, but it does the job 🙂

In a bowl mix your yoghurt, rapadurra sugar, vanilla extract & stevia. Pour into your ice cream maker & start it churning. Once it begins to form soft serve add your raspberry & chia seed jam & let it continue to churn until fully frozen. I add the jam later in the churning process as if you don’t churn it too much you can end up with a raspberry ribbon – yum!

I have used rapadurra sugar in this recipe but you can replace it with a sweetener you prefer or even with  ripe bananas if you prefer. I use rapadurra sugar now as the reports on Agave syrup are not good, it would seem it is not the health food it is touted to be, but a high fructose cocktail that is no better than refined sugar. So for now Stevia & Rapadurra are my sugar’s of choice. But I make no promises that as I become more informed that this won’t change  – but I will share my thoughts with you as I make these changes.

So what are you waiting for, go forth & make frozen yoghurt.

What is your favourite frozen treat to make?

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5 Responses to “Easy healthy frozen yoghurt ice cream”

  1. Sage May 27, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    Do you know if this would be good even with older yogurt?
    And what is a “stick” of stevia?

    • mamagoingnatural May 30, 2013 at 10:42 am #

      I have used older yoghurt & it hasn’t made any discernible difference – so I think its fine.
      We have powdered stevia that comes in single serve sticks that equate to a teaspoon, but if you use liquid stevia you will only need a few drops as it is super sweet. Thanks for reading & hope you enjoy your frozen yoghurt 🙂

  2. gollygoshgirl June 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    yum – looking forward to trying this out! Just wanted to let you know that I think your blog is great! I hope you don’t mind but I nominated you for a Liebster Award – the post is here if you’re interested 🙂 http://gollygoshgirl.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/liebster-award/

    • mamagoingnatural June 12, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

      My first ever blogging award & from such an awesome blogger too – thanks 🙂

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