Apple and Cinnamon Frozen Yoghurt

by Dannii on December 16, 2013

Apple and Cinnamon Frozen Yoghurt
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It doesn’t matter that it is winter – there is a place for frozen yoghurt all throughout the year. At least there is in our house.

I was sent an ice cream maker from Currys so I could create a festive ice cream flavour. Being as though the Hungry Healthy Happy blog is all about creating healthier alternatives, I decided to go with a frozen yoghurt instead of ice cream, just to lighten it up a little. To be honest, this recipe is so creamy that you really can’t tell the difference and you would think it is ice cream. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can do it by hand, and keep on getting it out of the freezer every 30 minutes to stir, but it will have an icy consistency, rather than smooth, and it is a lot more effort. So it is worth investing in an ice cream maker.

When I think of Christmas flavours, apple and cinnamon come to mind. They compliment each other perfectly and the added bonus is that they are healthy. Ice cream and frozen yoghurt recipes usually have lots of sugar in them, but I used just a little pure maple syrup in mine to keep it clean and healthier.

This would make a perfect Christmas Day dessert. Either have it with some cake or by itself. I think I am going to have it by itself on Christmas day as it is light and lower in calories than most desserts, which will be ideal after a big main meal. Christmas is definitely a time where I relax my diet a little, but I still don’t go overboard. If there are healthier changes I can make without sacrificing on taste, then I am going to make them.

 

Ingredients – Serves 4:

- 350g (12 oz) 0% Greek Yoghurt (I used Total)

- 2 medium green apples, peeled and diced

- 1 tbsp butter

- 1 tbsp cold water

- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup

- 1 tbsp vanilla extract

- 1 tbsp cinnamon

 

1) Make sure your ice cream maker is totally frozen according to the instructions.

2) Add the butter to a small pan and once melted, add the apples and cook fr 2 minutes. Add the water and half the cinnamon and cook for a further 2 minutes.

3) Put the cooked apples and the rest of the ingredients in a food processor/blender and blend until smooth.

4) Put the mixture in your ice cream maker (with it already running) and leave for 15-20 minutes. Keep checking the consistency. It will be ready to eat straight away.

 

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What are your favourite Christmas flavours? Leave a comment below.

Nutritional Information – Per person 

Calories: 136

Fat: 3

Carbs: 17

Protein: 9

Fibre: 2.5

 

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*This ice cream maker was sent to me for free. However I was not required to provide a positive review*.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ilene

How much does the recipe make? a quart? and what is a serving size per person?

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2 Denise

I second that! The more Christmas recipes the better. Oh, and I would LOVE it if you came out with a book. Your recipes are my absolute favourite.

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3 Terri

I don’t have an ice cream maker. Is there any other way I can make this please?

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4 Carmen

I would be very happy if you could post some more Christmas desserts. This is something I am going to really struggle with over the next week.

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5 Abigail

I love your photos. You should do a food photography tutorial on your blog :)

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6 Stephen

I am new to your blog after finding you from one of your giveaways, but I am very happy that I found you and your recipes. I have about 50lbs to lose in the new year (I know, always in the new year) and I think these are going to be very helpful to me.

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7 Leyla

Is that really all the calories there are in it? Brilliant. Thanks for the recipe.

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8 Kay

I love anything with cloves in it over the holidays. I like making a hot apple drink with cloves.

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9 Vanessa

I just put this in my ice cream maker. 20 minutes can’t come soon enough :)

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10 Suz

Please come out with a book soon. I would love to have all of your recipes together in a book.

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11 Diane

I love chocolate and orange together at Christmas. I am going to make your raw chocolate brownies, and add some orange in to them too. Yum!

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12 Andy

I think even I could manage to make this. Seems pretty simple!

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13 Leanne

This sounds like something my mum would love. She is visiting this Christmas, so I am going to get an ice cream maker to try it. I never had much luck making frozen yoghurt without one.

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14 Tracy

Yes! Definitely making this for Christmas :)

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15 Ashley

I never thought of making fro-yo in an ice cream maker. Great idea!

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16 Kate

I have asked for a ice cream maker from my kids this Christmas, so I am hoping this is going to be the first thing I make in it.

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17 Mandy

I love apple and cinnamon together too. My favourite Christmas flavour.

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18 Linda

That sounds delicious!

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