Delicious chocolate frozen yogurt has a clean list of ingredients and is made without an ice cream maker.
Intensely chocolatey and delightfully creamy, this chocolate frozen yogurt recipe is the result of several attempts at getting to perfection.
This chocolate frozen yogurt is made without an ice cream maker. Simply stir the yogurt during the first 2 hours to achieve a creamy consistency.
The bitterness of the cocoa powder and the tang of the yogurt require a fairly large amount of sweetener. So I opt to use a low carb sweetener in this recipe. I use xylitol, but you can use any other granulated sweetener.
If you don’t need this yogurt to be low carb, you can use granulated sugar or honey. The nutritional analysis will change of course.
Out of all my frozen yogurt recipes, this chocolate frozen yogurt takes the longest to freeze. I’m not sure why. But unlike the others, this one is best if left to freeze overnight before serving.
Chocolate Frozen Yogurt
- 1/2 cup low carb ganulated sweetener (I used xylitol)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups plain full-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- If using xylitol, place it in your food processor’s bowl. Process until fine - xylitol granules are too large and will interfere with the frozen yogurt’s texture if not processed first.
- Add the remaining ingredients and process until completely smooth, stopping twice to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
- Process 1 more minute, until light and fluffy.
- Using a spatula, transfer the mixture into a square 9-inch pan. Cover with cling wrap, and freeze for 1 hour.
- Remove the pan from the freezer, Use a spatula to stir the already-frozen edges into the still-soft center, then use a whisk to mix everything together until smooth.
- Cover again, and place in the freezer for 3 more hours, repeating the process of stirring the yogurt every 60 minutes.
- When the entire mixture is frozen, serve immediately as soft-serve yogurt (use chilled bowls), or freeze 2 more hours (and ideally overnight) for a firmer consistency that you can scoop out with an ice cream scoop.
- If frozen overnight, remove the yogurt from the freezer 10 minutes before serving (but not longer, this one melts fast), to allow it to soften.