Frozen yogurt is on the same level as gelato and ice cream — it’s one of the tastiest and somewhat healthiest frozen treats. Who doesn’t love frozen yogurt?
And although we all have our favorite brands and frozen yogurt shops, making yours at home is easy — it’s cheaper as well!
There’s more because you can customize the frozen yogurt to your taste, which means tuning its flavor intensity and sweetness to your liking. Well, here’s an easy 5-ingredient recipe for frozen yogurt.
We’re flavoring this one with coffee, because why not. And we’re adding espresso for the flavor and coffee grounds for a grainy texture. But let me walk you through what you’ll need for the recipe.
To make frozen coffee, you need yogurt, and then you freeze it. No, really, we’re using Greek yogurt because it has higher amounts of protein and it’s thicker — let’s just say it makes a better frozen treat.
We’re also using espresso and you want to use a freshly brewed shot of Italian espresso and let it cool to room temp before adding it to the mixture.
As a sweetener, I use granulated sugar but use brown sugar or any low-calorie sweetener instead. And make your yogurt as sweet as you like; that’s the beauty of making your own.
Last but not least, a spoonful of fresh coffee grounds will give the coffee a nice texture. They kind of add a bit of flavor as well and don’t worry, they’re totally edible — they’re pure fiber!
You’ll be surprised by how easy making store-bought quality frozen yogurt is. You mix everything together and freeze it.
The secret here is using a hand mixer or a stand mixture to add some air to the mix; that’s what will make the frozen treat creamy and smooth. This step is critical. Otherwise, you’ll end with rock-solid yogurt. You can’t spoon that!
Unlike ice cream, frozen yogurt is a fantastic quick breakfast, and when infused with coffee, you get your caffeine fix in the same bowl.
Needless to say, frozen yogurt is also a nice evening snack and even a lazy dessert. Make a whole batch of it and enjoy it at all hours. Just don’t have it before going to bed, or you might have a hard time getting some sleep!
In a stand mixer or hand mixer, combine the coffee, Greek yogurt, heavy cream, sugar and coffee grounds until fluffy.
Pour into a container with a lid and freeze overnight.