Monday, June 3, 2013

black cherry chocolate chip frozen yogurt

June is here and with it came very hot weather. Weather that meant the only way to get cool is to eat ice cream.  Challenge accepted. 

Today is the monthly posting for the Chocolate Party. Cherries were the chosen ingredient to pair with chocolate and all I could thing about was Cherry Garcia ice cream. I have never had it but thought if it works for Ben and Jerry's surely a cherry and chocolate ice cream would be a winner.

I ended up with lighter frozen treat swapping in Greek yogurt as the base.  After all I was planning on having this to cool off many days in a row, many times a day. 

I used an ice cream maker but you can simply mix the ingredients and freeze if you don't have one.  Regardless this should be eaten within three or four days of freezing otherwise ice crystals form.

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Black Cherry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 5 minutes, chill time 1 hour p
Cook Time: Freeze overnight
Keywords: chocolate ice-cream
Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 12 oz black cherry Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 mini chocolate chips
Mix yogurt and agave nectar together and chill for a few hours in the refrigerator.

Pour mixture into frozen ice cream maker bowl and churn as instructed by ice cream makers directions. (I used the KitchenAid attachment and ran it for 15 minutes.

Two minutes before it is done, stop machine and add in the mini chocolate chips.

Remove frozen yogurt from machine and put into a freeze container. Freeze over night or until desired consistency.

Serve with hot fudge or chocolate sauce.
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  1. Mmmmmm....fantastic frozen treat, Emily! Love that you can cool off with a plain scoop or make a decadent dessert by adding hot fudge :)

  2. Glad I wasn't the only one offering up a frozen dessert! Your yogurt looks great!

  3. Yummy! This yogurt looks so decadent and refreshing, Emily!

  4. That sounds so simple and so refreshing! Yum!

  5. What a great idea!!! I have never thought of using yoghurt in the ice-cream maker for a frozen dessert!! I can't wait for some warmer weather to try this :)

  6. What a lovely frozen treat, Emily! Cherries and chocolate were meant to go together in my book! And I love that you used greek yogurt here too! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Oh wow, this looks so easy to make! YUM!

  8. So easy, and perfect for summer! I am making ice cream today - the season is here!

  9. Perfect way to cool off with the heat. :)

  10. We had a couple of rainy days but now that the sun is out, we're reaching for a frozen treat more often. Great idea to make your own using Greek yogurt. Thanks for sharing and for joining us Emily

  11. This frozen yoghurt sounds delicious Emily, perfect for summer.

  12. I love that this is simple to make, what a great treat for the hot Summer weather.


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