Yes. Chobani. Greek yogurt. Of the frozen variety.
I’ve been toying with the idea of buying an ice cream maker for a VERY long time. But I realized it would be a very bad idea. That was until I saw a blog post about one-step frozen yogurt — ie. freezing Greek yogurt.
So I bought an ice cream maker. And we’ve been experimenting with frozen yogurt.
Just so you know, if you put vanilla Greek yogurt in the ice cream maker, it doesn’t miraculously turn into what you think frozen yogurt should taste like. It tastes like vanilla Greek yogurt, but frozen. However, that gives you an excuse to eat frozen yogurt for breakfast and impress your friends and coworkers.
After two tries, we came up with a recipe we like.
Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt
1 large container plain 0% Chobani yogurt
1/8 t vanilla bean
2 T honey
1 T vanilla extract
1/4 c sugar (or brown sugar for a carmely taste)
Mix yogurt, vanilla bean (the stuff inside the pod), vanilla and sugar vigorously until well-combined. Turn on ice cream maker and pour in. Ice cream maker will stop when yogurt is too thick for the bowl to turn anymore. Freeze if the consistency isn’t hard enough for you. Top with whatever you please (we had chocolate chips handy).
So after hearing about me making a couple batches of Chobani frozen yogurt, my coworker, Brianne, saw that Chobani was having a promotion on twitter and started a conversation with them. After a few tweets back and forth, we ended up getting some frozen yogurt shipped to us.
It’s yet to come, but I promised the office frozen yogurt. So I better deliver! I can’t wait!