Healthy Homemade Vanilla Bean Greek Frozen Yogurt
You know how there are social media aficionados out there? There are Facebook stalkers, there are Twitter addicts and there are Pinterest freaks… and then there are food fiends (aka, me). I don’t spend hours on social media sites, I spend my free time on websites like FoodGawker, TasteSpotting, Joy of Baking, etc. Right now, I’m obsessed with finding cold recipes — ice creams, frozen yogurt, no-bake refrigerator pies, that kind of stuff. It’s July, it’s freaking hot, I’m hungry.
So, many, flavors! I wanted to make a Healthy Vanilla Bean Greek Frozen Yogurt kind of like the B&J version, except healthier… no refined white sugar, no corn syrup, no heavy cream, no butter, etc. I used organic Greek yogurt because it was on sale, surprisingly, but I think any Greek yogurt that doesn’t use hormones would be just fine (Fage, Chobani, etc).
This Healthy Homemade Vanilla Bean Greek Frozen Yogurt is smooth, creamy, sweet and easy to make (if I can do it, you can do it). I like the bit of tanginess from the Greek yogurt, it makes this dessert incredibly unique and totally craveable. Perfect for the hot and humid weather these days
It’s time for a nutrition label showdown! Here I compare the nutrition labels of the Ben & Jerry’s Fro Yo and the Desserts with Benefits Fro Yo. The B&J label is on the left, the DWB label is on the right:
Who votes for the nutrition label on the right? ME ME MEEE!!
Who votes for the nutrition label on the left? *crickets*
Let’s be honest, we all eat an entire pint of ice cream to ourselves at one time or another, so why eat a pint with 760 calories when you can eat a pint with 360 calories? And it’s not only about calories, it’s about the quality of the ingredients used. A pint of Ben & Jerry’s fro yo has 88g of sugar (that’s almost 1/2 cup of sugar… in a tiny little pint… no thanks) while a pint of the DWB fro yo has 12g of naturally occurring sugars in the yogurt.
Beat the heat with this guilt-free treat!