Healthy Boozy Limoncello Frozen Yogurt
This Healthy Boozy Limoncello Frozen Yogurt is creamy, tart, refreshing, and not overly sweet. It’s the perfect dessert for a delicious and guilt-free nightcap! Just a taste of this fro yo and you’ll be in awe knowing that it’s refined sugar free, fat free, and high protein, because it sure doesn’t taste like it!
When I was making this recipe, I had no intentions of making it fat-free. I had originally set out to use a base made of Greek yogurt and half and half, but I only had a cup of half and half left in the container which smelled a little “off” when I opened it. I then thought about using coconut milk, but of course, I didn’t have any cans left in my pantry (darn me for using the last can in my Healthy Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream!!). So, I opted for a can of evaporated milk. When I churned the fro yo and stuck it in the freezer to firm up, I started to calculate the nutrition facts for the recipe (nutrition label below). I triple checked it because I was like, “WHERE’S THE FAT???” I freaked out, expecting the fro yo sitting in the freezer to crystallize and not end up as creamy as my other ice cream recipes.
But I was wrong. This Healthy Boozy Limoncello Frozen Yogurt is suuuper creamy. The lemon flavor from the Homemade Limoncello and fresh lemon zest add a tart and zippy freshness, and I love how it’s not overly sweet.
We like to enjoy this Healthy Boozy Limoncello Frozen Yogurt on its own or in waffle cones, but when we’re feeling indulgent, we spruce it up with toppings, mix-ins, and even pour-overs for an extra boozy hit.
Feel free to serve a BIG scoop (or three) along with natural whipped cream, Healthy Lemon Shortbread Cookies crumbled on top or on the side, a few Homemade Maraschino Cherries, and/or a shot of Limoncello.
One bite of all that will BLOW. YOUR. MIND.
None of it tastes healthy or all natural in the slightest!
Freeze your ice cream maker bowl for 24+ hours (I used my KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment).
In a large blender, add the yogurt, evaporated milk, limoncello, lemon zest, stevia extract, vanilla extract, and butter flavor. Blend until smooth.
In a tiny bowl, mix together the xanthan gum, turmeric, and salt. While blending, slowly add in the dry ingredients. Puree until completely smooth.
Churn the fro yo according to your ice cream makers' instructions. Scoop the fro yo into a freezer-proof container, cover, and freeze until it's the texture you prefer (usually ~3-4 hours). Scoop, serve, and enjoy! If frozen solid, the best method to thaw is to place the fro yo in the fridge for a few hours (this way, the entire ice cream is scoopable, unlike thawing ice cream on the counter, where only the edges will be scoopable).
Wow, can you believe an entire cup of this fro yo has just 150 calories, 0g fat and 11g carbs? Plus a whopping 15g of PROTEIN?!?
If you compared 1 cup of Baskin Robbins’ Lemon Custard Ice Cream to 1 cup of my Healthy Boozy Limoncello Frozen Yogurt side by side, my recipe has:
- 330 less calories
- 26g less fat
- 33g less sugar
For the same amount of ice cream, you ca save yourself from all that. I swear to all that is good, I’m never sharing this fro yo with anybody else EVER. AGAIN.
It’s alllllll miiiine!
With love and good eats,