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.
What are your favourite Christmas flavours? Leave a comment below.
Nutritional Information – Per person
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*This ice cream maker was sent to me for free. However I was not required to provide a positive review*.