When the temperature soars and the only thing you want are in a mood for a healthy, low fat dessert then the best option is a fruit based Fro Yo or frozen yogurt. I make a lot of variations of this delicious low calorie sweet treat and try to use as less added sweetner as possible. I use honey in most of my Fro Yo recipes as it is not just healthier than white sugar but also prevents icicles to form while freezing the FroYo.
A bar of Cointreau chocolate was lying in the fridge as I devoured the handmade dark chocolates so I decided to use it in this lip smacking Banana Chocolate Frozen Yogurt. The Cointreau gave it a mild boozy flavor which was just perfect.
It is easy to make no fuss FroYo that you must try. Also, look up the other frozen yogurt recipes in the blog.
Ripe Bananas – 2 ( Pealed, diced and frozen)
Hung Yogurt or Greek Yogurt – 3/4 Cup (60 gm)
Honey – 2 tablespoon
Dark Cointreau Chocolate (Grated/broken into very small pieces) – 3 tablespoon
In a food processor or blender add frozen banana and blend until you have loose crumbs like mixture.
Add hung curd or Greek yogurt, honey and shredded/broken chocolate pieces. Process until smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure there are no lumps.
Scoop it out in a freezable container and even the top with the help of a spatula. Cover and freeze for at least 4-6 hours.
I often take the container out after and hour or so and give the yogurt a good mix before putting it back in the freezer so that no icicles are formed. Usually honey will prevent them from forming anyway.
When ready to serve, scoop out the yogurt in ice cream bowls or cups, sprinkle some shredded chocolate, place a few slices of fresh banana and serve immediately.
You must always use frozen fruit.
Home cultured curd is the best as it is more nutritious but you can also use Greek yogurt. If using home cultured curd, hang it in a muslin cloth for a few hours to remove all the water. Use the whey for kneading wheat flour or put it in daals etc. I just drink it up. Nothing should go waste.
Instead of liquor filled chocolate you can use any other dark chocolate or chocolate chips or cocoa powder also (Two tablespoon should do.
Enjoy your delicious FroYo.