Enter frozen yogurt. It may not be guilt-free, there is plenty of sugar in there, but much less saturated fat- especially if you’re using low fat yogurt. And while it has a different flavour profile, and shouldn’t be judged against a fine ice cream, it is delicious in its own way and definitely hits the same spot.
Some frozen yogurts I come across are trying to be replicas of ice cream- adding enough sugar to disguise the sourness of the yogurt, and making it into ice cream-like flavours. I think this is a shame- yogurt and cream are very different and different things will suit them, so its much better to play to yogurt’s strengths than try to use it as a substitute for something else.
This recipe adds peanut butter and chocolate, which I know is a popular combo for kids- but this one feels rather grown up to me. A natural peanut butter is used, and its relatively light on the additional sugar- enough for it to be sweet, but not enough to disguise the yogurt’s tang. A bitter dark chocolate complements it well, grated into the mixture in small flecks.
Source: This recipe is adapted from one on Bay Area Bites.
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