Healthy Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

Healthy Chocolate Frozen Yogurt?  For real?!

After making Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt I knew I had to make a chocolate version, especially knowing how healthy you can make it at home.  I wish Haagen Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s had a healthy frozen yogurt buuuut they don’t.  They might be low in fat but they sure aren’t low in sugar and calories!

This Healthy Chocolate Frozen Yogurt is low carb, low fat, sugar free and high protein, but it sure doesn’t taste like it!  This fro yo is incredibly rich and perfectly sweet.  It has a tangy flavor from the yogurt (some people thought it was chocolate cheesecake batter ice cream!) and an uber creamy texture.  You’ve got to make a batch ASAP  :)

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27 comments on “Healthy Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

  1. LOVE the sugar and protein stats on this ice cream. AHHHH Just another reason I need to put my ice cream maker bowl into the freezer! I keep forgetting!

  2. Oh, quick question. If I use regular vodka, will it have an alcohol taste?

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Thanks Lou! I hope you get to try the recipe out. You don’t taste the vodka, it’s just there to keep the ice cream soft as alcohol doesn’t freeze :)

  3. Do you think another yogurt could be used in replace of cow’s milk? Sheep?

    • dessertswithbenefits

      I haven’t tried using other yogurts, but as long as it is thick and the water content isn’t too high it should work just fine!

  4. Yum! This is EXACTLY what I want to make as soon as I’m off this detox! Is the xanthan gum necessary in this recipe? Are there any subs or can I leave it out?

  5. This frozen yogurt looks great! I may just have to buy myself an ice cream machine and try it!

    • dessertswithbenefits

      An ice cream maker is definitely a smart investment. I love mine, I use Cuisinart. You end up saving a ton of money by making your own ice cream/fro yo, and you save your body from all the unhealthy storebought ice creams filled with sugar, oils and artificial flavorings. Plus, you can always have a healthy guilt-free treat on hand when it’s hot out or when you’re simply hungry :)
      Fro yo = LOVE

  6. If there’s something better tha ice-cream it has to be frozen yogurt. Better than, that, healthy frozen yogurt.
    I can’t believe how creamy yours look, so luscious and decadent that I could eat the whole bowl right now… although I don’t think that’s a problem because the nutrition label is flawless. What’s not to love about this stuff??? I’ll try it really soon, thanks for sharing the recipe x

    • dessertswithbenefits

      I know! I couldn’t believe the nutrition label myself, I had to double check it. Second (and third) servings are welcome when it comes to this fro yo :)

  7. Just found your site and I’m obsessed! Can’t wait to try out this recipe.

    Is there something I could use in place of vodka? I’m not 21 and don’t live with anyone older so I can’t buy alcohol just yet.

  8. Just wondering if guar gum would work instead of xanthan gum? :)

    • Ashley-
      I don’t have any experience with guar gum so I can’t be sure, but from what I hear, guar gum is very similar to xanthan gum.
      I did some research and I found that xanthan gum helps trap air in mixtures, and incorporating air into fro yo helps keep the texture smooth and light. I would recommend whipping the fro yo batter for double the time stated in the recipe to incorporate air into the mixture.
      Hope you like the fro yo!

  9. I’ve found it difficult to create a frozen yogurt that comes close to store-bought froyo in terms of taste and texture, but… this recipe is IT. It tastes incredibly rich (despite using *nonfat* Greek yogurt), and I can eat it straight from the freezer (i.e., without thawing). The richness makes it extremely satiating, so you don’t need to eat multiple servings to feel satisfied.

    Thanks for the excellent recipe. :) I followed the recipe exactly, using Hershey’s “Special Dark” cocoa powder and Cinnabon vodka (as you’ve mentioned above, you can’t taste the vodka). No more store-bought froyo for me XD

    • Jenni-
      OH MY GOSH YAYAYAY!! I’m so glad you like the Chocolate Frozen Yogurt :)
      Great idea with the Cinnabon vodka… even if you did end up tasting it, it would kind of be like a Mexican Chocolate Fro Yo!
      Mmmmm *drools*
      Thanks for letting me know how the recipe turned out for you!

  10. This recipe holds an incredible promise for making perfect smoothies for someone on a high protein low carb diet. I need a substitute for the vodka, however. Any suggestions?

    • Tes-
      There isn’t really a good substitute for the vodka because it helps prevent the fro yo from forming ice crystals. If you must omit it, I would recommend replacing it with more Greek yogurt. When you want to serve it, you’ll need to thaw it in the refrigerator overnight or leave it on the counter for 30 minutes to an hour.
      I hope you like the fro yo!

  11. I just made this tonight. I love it! It was very creamy, same texture as ice cream. My husband liked the texture, but not the taste. He can taste the stevia. I didn’t use the brand you used in this recipe. I used Now Better Stevia Liquid Sweetener. I also used Trader Joe’s Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract. I didn’t have Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka, but I used Vanilla Bean Vodka. I also added 1/3 teaspoon of guar gum to thicken the cream.

    Some people don’t like the aftertaste of stevia so I’ll try maple syrup, agave nectar or even Medjool dates next time.

    Overall, I like this Fro Yo. It’s low in fat, sugar free & high protein!! And has vodka! That’s extra points!

    • CynthJewel-
      YAY I’m so glad you liked the recipe! 😀
      I’m sorry your husband didn’t like it though :(
      I’ve never tried using Now Better stevia before. I’ve only had good experiences with SweetLeaf and NuNaturals. Good idea with the maple syrup, agave and dates. YUM!
      Thanks for letting me know how it turned out for you :)

  12. Could you use a different kind of alcohol, perhaps kahlua or orange liquor or does it have to be vodka?

    • Audrey-
      Any alcohol should work! Kahlua sounds AWESOME, what a great idea! I’m not a fan of chocolate and orange together, but if you like it you can try using the orange liquor. Most alcohols don’t really contribute much flavor overall, but the orange one might.
      I hope you like the recipe :)

  13. The bowl of my ice cream maker has a lid, do I need to transfer it to a loaf pan?

  14. Ellen From Az

    Looks delish and love the nutritional stats…only alcohol I have is Rum & cooking wine…any clue if Rum would work? LOL, or should I go door to door asking neighbors for 3T of vodka?

    • Ellen From Az-
      Thanks! 😀
      Vodka doesn’t freeze, so it helps create a softer fro yo. I read that rum freezes so it might not work… but it depends on what kind of rum. 3 tbs doesn’t provide a noticeable flavor, so I think it doesn’t hurt to give it a shot! I hope it works!

  15. What can I use in place of Dutch cocoa? I live in Moore, OK. and find that anywhere. I wanted to make that today, but all I have is Hershey’s 100% natural cocoa. Can you help? Thanks.

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