Healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt

How do you tailor a basic Vanilla Frozen Yogurt to fit your needs?  Your peanut butter needs, to be exact?  Add TWO sources of peanut butter to the recipe, of course!  This healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt contains both natural peanut butter and peanut flour to achieve the decadent, rich, and delicious peanut butter flavor you crave so much.

Guilt Free Peanut Butter and Honey Frozen Yogurt

To cut the salty twinge of the peanuts I added some of this raw Hawaiian honey my sister got for me a few months ago.  It is so thick, creamy and dreamy, it tastes just like frosting!  We sometimes eat it straight out of the jar as a little treat.  Just look at its deliciousness:

Healthy Peanut Butter and Honey Frozen Yogurt

Healthy Peanut Butter and Honey Frozen Yogurt

If you don’t have this honey on hand you can definitely substitute it with regular honey or pure maple syrup.  Both of those sweeteners go perfectly well with peanut butter, as seen here  🙂

Guilt Free Peanut Butter and Honey Frozen Yogurt

5⅓ cups

Healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Freeze your ice cream maker bowl for 24+ hours (I used my KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment).
  2. In a blender, add the yogurt, honey, peanut butter, vanilla paste, stevia extract, and butter flavor. Blend until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt.  With the blender running, slowly add in the dry ingredients.  Blend until smooth.
  4. Place the frozen ice cream maker attachment onto the stand mixer and turn on the “stir” speed. Pour ice cream mixture into the ice cream bowl and churn until soft-serve consistency.
  5. Transfer the ice cream into a freezer-safe dish. Cover and freeze until it’s the texture you prefer (~3-5 hours). Serve and enjoy!
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I decided to compare my healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt to another fro yo that some people think of as a “healthy treat,” but trust me, it’s NOT.

**Pinkberry’s nutrition label is on the left, the Desserts with Benefits nutrition label is on the right**

Unhealthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt  Healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Recipe

The labels might not look that different, but trust me, there are a few key discrepancies that set my healthy homemade fro yo far above the Pinkberry version.  My version is:

  • Lower fat, lower saturated fat and lower sodium
  • Lower carb and lower sugar (and refined sugar free too!)
  • Higher protein

Plus, the ingredients used in my recipe are higher quality and more nutritious than the Pinkberry ingredients, shown below:

Nonfat milk, sugar, peanut butter (peanuts, sugar, peanut oil, salt), nonfat yogurt (pasteurized nonfat milk, live and active cultures), nonfat yogurt powder (nonfat milk, culture), dextrose, carrageenan, guar gum, maltodextrin, mono- and diglycerides, rice starch.

Three sources of refined sugar in just a little bit of fro yo?  No thanks.  I’ll take the homemade version, thank you very much  🙂

Healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Recipe

A bowl for me…

Healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Recipe

And a bowl for you!

Are you on your way to the kitchen yet?  Go grab that peanut butter jar!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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7 comments on “Healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt”

  1. Would this work without an ice cream maker? I’ve been searching for peanut butter froyo all summer! In obsessed with it! And since this is so much healthier (and higher and protein) I could really eat it daily 🙂 yaaay!

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Anoushe-
      I haven’t tried making this without an ice cream maker before. The ice cream machine works to incorporate air into the ice cream for a smoother/softer texture. To incorporate more air into the mixture without the machine, I would recommend whisking the ice cream “batter” in the mixer for a longer period of time (let’s say, 2-3 minutes in both step #5 and step #7). Imagine you’re making an egg white meringue, the longer you whip it, the more air you incorporate!
      I hope this works, and I hope you love the recipe! It’s totally healthy enough to eat on a daily basis 😉
      -Jess

  2. This looks absolutely delicious! Cannot wait to try this out–may even be the first recipe I try with my new ice cream maker! 🙂

  3. I guess I really do need an ice cream maker machine now huh? your recipe is killing me! This looks so delicious <3

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  5. Hey Jessica,

    hope you’re doing well!! I was just wondering, can you make this without a stand mixer? I’ve tried to make your recipes before (many have been very successful!!) but my ice cream ones NEVER work 🙁 i dont have a stand mixer, will a hand mixer do?
    Thank you!! (ps – when i make this, i was thinking of adding 1/2 tsp banana extract, sounds good, eh?)

    Love your site!

    • Belle-
      Yup! You can make this with a hand mixer instead of a stand mixer. You might need to beat the mixture 2-3x as long though, since a hand mixer has slightly less range/power. You want to incorporate air into the mixture so the ice cream is soft after churning.
      And the banana extract? GENIUS!
      I hope you like the recipe 🙂
      -Jess

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