HOMEMADE FROYO: A SUMMER FAVOURITE
One of my favourite summer traditions as a kid was going to the creamery. I've always had a sweet tooth, so ice cream was really a treat I was looking forward to. That being said, my ice cream choice as a kid was the most boring thing ever. It wasn't some kind of sundae with massive amounts of chocolate sauce and candy. It was half-half soft serve, dipped in Belgian chocolate.
Because even though on the outside I looked like a kid, I've always been 86 years old on the inside. Picture that! My mom though, used to always eat froyo. And not the one that's at every self-serve froyo place now, that basically contains a shitton of sugar, but no real fruit or even yogurt.
I'm talking about the kind of froyo that they made in front of you, smashing together frozen fruit and a bar of frozen yogurt in that giant machine that sounds like a Harley Davidson.
Well, when I was in my early twenties and broke as fuck, I often had cravings for that froyo. Except for some reason, they're so damn expensive at the creamery. And when you're a broke student, spending 8$ a day on ice cream is a little excessive... So, as I do, I started making my own. Enter: Homemade froyo.
Soon, I discovered how easy, quick and simple it was to make... And for a lot less dollars, too. Also, since you make it at home, you know exactly what goes into your homemade froyo. Personally, I like to use only 2 ingredients:
Homemade Froyo Ingredients
Plain (or vanilla) yogurt
That's it! If you're vegan, you can also use vegan yogurt, and it would probably be really good with the solid part of a coconut milk can, too. Basically, what I do is put about a cup of frozen strawberries in my Ninja. Then, I pulverize the strawberries until they're blasted in tiny pieces. Quickly, I then add 2 tablespoons of yogurt and blend it with a silicone spatula.
If you have a full-on blender, you can just add the strawberries and the yogurt, and the blender takes care of everything. But I find that with a Ninja or a Magic Bullet, it's better just to pulverize the raspberries and then manually mix in the yogurt. These blenders are made mostly for smoothies, so it's sometimes hard to get a good result when you want something thicker.
And let me tell you, you want your homemade froyo to be THICK AF. That's how it's good. For that reason, I like to rush the process a bit, and not take my sweet old time.
I promise it tastes just as good as anything you could ever buy at a creamery, but it's SO healthy and it only has so little sugar. if you're on a keto diet (or any low-carb diet) it's also a really great alternative to ice cream, if you can find low-sugar yogurt.
This homemade froyo is litteraly one of my summer favourites, because it's super healthy, takes less than 2 minutes to make and tastes AMAZING and fresh.
Sometimes, if I'm feeling a little extra, I'll dress it up with coconut flakes, almonds, chocolate chips, hazelnuts, or even have it with a ball of hazelnut gelato. But it's also really delicious by itself. If I want a poolside snack, it's often my first choice!
It's pictured here with one of my fave treats from Trader Joe's: the hazelnut covered toffee. That thing is just incredible, with rich toffee aromas, milk chocolate and hazelnuts. But it's also super high in sugar (yikes!) so I like to pair it with something a little tart, like my homemade froyo.
Who else is a froyo addict here? Has anyone tried making it at home before? I swear it's as amazing as it looks... You should try it, you won't regret it! If you do, definitely let me know... Either in the comment section below, or hit me up on Instagram! You can come chat on my latest post about this homemade froyo. I always love hearing your stories and tips and it's really cool to feel like we're all friends, ha!
Love you guys!