|Homemade Vanilla Froyo!|
(This post is sponsored by FAGE, but all opinions are my own.)
These days, it’s pretty easy to find dairy-free ice creams or frozen yogurts in your local grocery store. Yet, while some of them taste good, most contain preservatives/gums/syrups and excess sugar. Plus, they’re reallyyyyy pricy.
So what if I told you that with minimal equipment and a little patience, you could create a creamy, decadent, lactose-free frozen yogurt, where you know every single ingredient that goes into it?
Sounds great to me, and that’s exactly what I’ve done with this recipe! A few months ago, I fell HARD for the FAGE BestSelf Lactose-Free plain Greek yogurt. Seriously, y’all, this stuff is amazing. If you adore traditional FAGE Greek Yogurt, you will be blown away by their lactose-free line. It has the same luscious consistency and rich, tart flavor, but it happens to be perfect for anyone who is lactose-intolerant as well.
While I’m not lactose-intolerant myself, the BestSelf line is great recipe inspiration for me, since so many people in my community are. I had a blast developing my Bacon Jalapeno Creamed Corn with the FAGE BestSelf plain Greek yogurt, and perhaps even more fun whipping up this Homemade Froyo!
Making homemade frozen yogurt sounds intimidating, but I promise it’s so easy. I have THIS ice cream maker by Cuisinart, and it was a completely worthwhile and affordable investment. Highly recommend. But if you don’t have an ice cream maker, I have you covered as well. You’ll need a little more hands-on time and elbow-grease, but the process is still ridiculously simple.
As we head into the height of summer, having this delicious homemade lactose-free frozen yogurt around is a game changer. Throw it on a fruit crumble or cobbler, blend it into milkshakes or scoop it into a cone with your favorite toppings. You can also customize the flavor by adding whatever you like. If you’re using an ice cream maker, fold in goodies before scooping the mixture into the loaf tin. If not, fold in goodies after you’ve done all of the rounds of mixing. Some flavor ideas are:
- Mint Chocolate: add ½ teaspoon peppermint extract and chopped chocolate chips
- Peach Cobbler: Saute chopped peaches with butter and brown sugar and cool. Make a quick crumble topping like THIS (double). Fold in.
- Rocky Road: add ¼ cup cocoa powder, roasted chopped nuts, mini marshmallows and chopped chocolate chips.
- Raspberry Almond: add 1 teaspoon almond extract and ¾ cup raspberry jam.
- Peanut Butter Banana: Puree 1 ripe banana with ½ cup peanut butter and fold in.
- Cookie Dough: Make my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites, chop and stir in.
And don’t forget to check out all of the other FAGE BestSelf Lactose-Free flavors in your local grocery store. I have the Vanilla mixed with frozen berries and honey several mornings per week!