We at the Roady household power through containers of Fage brand nonfat plain greek yogurt like oxygen. We each have a cup a day habit of this stuff, and it's NOT cheap. If you've ever purchased Fage, you know it's like $4.50 for 17 oz. However, it is totally worth it. Greek yogurt is one of the best non-fat, non-meat sources of protein around with 18 grams of protein per 6 oz serving. (For context: eggs have 6 g, 1 oz of cheddar has 8 g, 1/2 c. beans has 7-10 g). Thus, greek yogurt is basically nutritional gold. 1 cup of this stuff is 3 WWP+. That's a bargain.
However, sometimes Trader Joe's is really crowded and you just want to get your stuff and get out of there and you get tunnel vision and you just start grabbing stuff. And you end up with 2%? How did we end up with two 17 oz. containers of 2%? Ok, it's not the end of the world. A little fat won't kill you. But it's a an additional 2 WW P+ that we just aren't willing to budget around here. Yes, trader joe's does have a fabulous return policy for circumstances such as these, but I also have an ice cream maker that's gathering dust.
If you've never tasted 2% yogurt versus 0% yogurt, the richness factor is astonishing. Fage 2% is so incredibly rich, I knew it would make a KILLER fro yo.
And so, I did. And I didn't even need the ice cream maker!
Extra Rich Creamsicle Frozen Yogurt
1/4 c = 2 WWP+
- 2 17.6 oz. containers 2% greek yogurt. I prefer Fage brand. Don't use regular yogurt for this recipe. Just don't.
- 2/3 c super fine sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- juice and zest of one large orange
- First we are going to strain the yogurt even more to concentrate the richness
- Line a fine mesh colander or strainer with a paper towel and set in a larger, deeper bowl so yogurt can drip
- Dump yogurt into paper towel lined strainer
- Put plastic wrap over surface of yogurt and refrigerate overnight
- This should yield nearly one cup of liquid
- Discard liquid
- In a mixing bowl, combine strained yogurt, sugar, vanilla
- Add in orange zest and juice
- Mix well so that all the sugar dissolves
- Transfer to a freezer friendly container and freeze 3+ hours before serving
- No ice cream maker necessary! (It's too thick anyway!)
This recipe freezes very hard, so if you plan on freezing overnight, let it defrost about 15 minutes before scooping to serve. It is a very rich recipe, so plan for small portions!
The next time I make this I will mold the fro yo into popsicle molds. Which means that I need popsicle molds!
Do you realize all the options in the popsicle mold market right now? This is craziness!!
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