Healthy Coconut Frozen Yogurt
This Healthy Coconut Frozen Yogurt is super smooth and creamy, incredibly flavorful and sweet, and secretly healthy and guilt-free!
Sweeten your day the healthy way, no need for the heavy cream, eggs, sugar, and additives.
Don’t you just wanna dig in? The spoon is right there, grab it!
Oh wait, there’s a screen is holding you back…
Well, if it’s any consolation, this Healthy Coconut Frozen Yogurt is really easy to make. Unlike typical homemade ice creams, this recipe doesn’t require any cooking. So, no need to stir a mixture of cream, eggs and sugar over a stove for half an hour (and knowing my luck, I would probably make curdle it and make a sugary batch of scrambled eggs… yuck)
I’ll stick with the no-cook fro yo. Easy to make and even easier to eat. Now that’s what I call a win-win.
Healthy Coconut Frozen Yogurt
- 32 oz Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
- 2 tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
- 2 tsp Natural Butter Flavor
- 2 tsp Coconut Extract**
- 1 tsp Vanilla Paste
- 76g (⅓ cup) Raw Coconut Butter
- 24g (3 tbs) Organic Corn Starch
- 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
- ¼ tsp Baking Soda
- ¼ tsp Salt
- Freeze your ice cream maker bowl for 24+ hours (I used my Cuisinart).
- In a stand mixer bowl with whisk attachment, add the yogurt, stevia extract, butter extract, coconut extract and vanilla paste. Mix on low.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add the coconut cream concentrate and microwave at 15-second intervals, stirring between each one, until melted.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the starch, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt. Slowly add this to the mixing stand mixer and increase the speed to medium.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula and mix again.
- With the stand mixer running, slowly drizzle in the melted coconut cream concentrate.
- Detach the whisk from the mixer and place inside the bowl leaning against the spatula. Freeze for 1 hour.
- Reattach the whisk to the stand mixer and whisk on medium speed until the mixture is even.
- Place the frozen ice cream maker bowl on the ice cream machine and turn the machine on. Scoop the ice cream mixture into the spinning frozen bowl and churn for ~12 minutes.
- Scoop the fro yo into a freezer-proof container (I use a glass loaf pan) and freeze until the texture is to your liking (~2 hours for me). Scoop into serving bowls and enjoy!
After calculating the nutrition facts for this recipe, I gotta say, I am thoroughly impressed. Compared to PinkBerry’s coconut fro yo, my recipe has 19g less carbs, 25g less sugar, and 7g more protein. PinkBerry’s fro yo has 28g of sugar per serving (that’s the equivalent to 7 teaspoons of sugar)!
I was originally going to compare my recipe’s nutrition label to Williams Sonoma’s coconut ice cream recipe, but thank goodness I didn’t, because just looking at their ingredient list gave me a blood sugar spike. It’s seriously PURE sugar.
I’ll stick with my Healthy Coconut Frozen Yogurt — it’s fro-yo surely at its best (and healthiest). Totally breakfast-worthy, yes? I mean, it’s all natural, sugar free, packed with protein and filling enough to power you through your day!
Ugh, the creaminess! I can’t handle it!
That’s a damn delicious (guilt-free) bite right there. I wish I could share it with you. HAH, not 😉
With love and good eats,
I seriously had no idea this was so easy! Now that I know that, I will be making this for my boys over the summer. I will be their hero!
Matt @ Real Food By Dad-
Great idea, haha! ICE CREAM TO THE RESCUE! 😀
I once made something really similar to this; it was pretty much pina colada fro-yo!! It was REAAAALLY good so i’m guessing that this will be also 🙂
Oh my gosh, PINA-COLADA FROZEN YOGURT?!? That sounds awesome!
That’s definitely going on my baking to-do list… wow. I’m craving that right now and I just had breakfast, hehehe 🙂
This is the creamiest, most decadent thing I’ve ever seen! It looks like vanilla frosting, which is totally up my ally! Coconut sounds amazing. Well done, Jessica!! 🙂
Annie @ Natural Sweet Recipes-
Thanks so much!
Oooo this fro yo DOES look like frosting!! It’s just as sweet and creamy too.
Hope you get to try out the recipe 🙂
I have decided I am going to rescind my acceptance of my fiances marriage proposal and fly to wherever you are and marry you instead!
I saw your strawberry gummie bear blogpost and went to go buy moulds specifically for your recipe. Strawberries today at the farmers marketer and going to make it now.
I’m pregnant, so I’m trying to be “healthy” without sacrificing on stuff I love- like chewy sweets and that recipe is ideal. Wait, your entire freaking BLOG is IDEAL.
I never should have strayed from that page because now I want to make coconut frozen yoghurt!
Girl – you have a new fan!
Hahaha Jovana!! Your comment just made me laugh SO hard! 😀
I love those gummy bear molds, I’ve used them so many times already. I hope you like the Fruit Snacks recipe, especially with your super fresh strawberries 🙂
Thank you so much, and I wish you a happy, healthy pregnancy!
PS: I’m going to be posting a Gummy Bear recipe sometime soon, so stay tuned 😉
Congratulations on this excellent site. I have been a chef for 25 years and love your approach and professionalism particularly the nutritional information. I have been experimenting with home made yogurt and your recipes work wonderfully.Thanks for the hard work………Mark
Wow, thank you SO much for saying that!! I’m glad my recipes have worked out for you… and you’re a chef?! *faints* 😉
Have a great rest of the week! 🙂
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Hi! I’m going to be trying your PB fudge brownies as soon as I get a couple of the ingredients I don’t have! 🙂 I was wondering if I could substitute coconut milk dairy-free yogurt for this?
I haven’t tried subbing the Greek yogurt here, but I think coconut milk yogurt would replace it just fine. Hope you like the ice cream AND the brownies!! 🙂