Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with Cinnamon
Sweet and tangy, with the perfect touch of cinnamon, this Vanilla Frozen Yogurt is perfect for topping any dessert, or eating on its own!
This recipe can be enjoyed as a Trim Healthy Mama Fuel Pull, but it is also low carb, high protein, and sugar free!
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Ice cream and frozen yogurt are equally delicious in the hot summer months, but my mind has already begun to turn to fall . . . hence this Frozen Vanilla Yogurt with Cinnamon. The warm flavor of cinnamon brings to mind things like apple pie and pumpkin spice!
Frozen Yogurt Parlors
Frozen yogurt parlors are popping up all over the United States. You know, the kinds with a seemingly endless variety of topping and sauces . . . where you pay by the cup or by the ounce?
We only have one option near us, and it is rather expensive, so we do not go often (and it can be hard to find on-plan options). But you can easily recreate frozen yogurt at home and add your own toppings!
However, I must give a bit of a disclaimer here – this particular frozen yogurt freezes very hard. My theory is that this has something to do with the low fat content. I believe the more fat in the ice cream/frozen yogurt, the creamier it will be.
Since this Vanilla Frozen Yogurt is made with 0% Fat Free Greek Yogurt, there is no fat to help keep it creamy.
But this doesn’t have to be a problem – I just leave the frozen yogurt on the counter and let it thaw for 20-30 minutes before I want to eat it.
I know, this is not as convenient – but really – this is a FUEL PULL “ice cream”, so I’m perfectly ok with waiting a bit!
Perfect Trim Healthy Mama E Dessert Topping
The main inspiration behind this frozen yogurt recipe is to have an “ice cream” to put on top of the Cherry Crisp Recipe that I am posting next week.
Warm Cherry Crisp, right out of the oven, topped with this sweet and tangy cinnamon vanilla frozen yogurt. It is perfect! (Sorry, I shouldn’t tease – but now you have something to look forward to!)
This vanilla frozen yogurt is a Fuel Pull for Trim Healthy Mamas. (This simply means that it is low in both carbs and fat.) For this reason, you can use this frozen yogurt to top any dessert – even E desserts!
This is a great dessert to enjoy in the evening, as well. When supper is over, and it’s not quite time for bed, and you are hungry for a little something sweet? This is perfect – it is full of protein, but not many calories and low in fat.
This recipe makes 10 ½ Cup Servings. Each ½ cup serving has 56 calories, 7 grams of protein, 0 grams of fat, and 3 net carbs.
I originally added a bit of vegetable glycerine to try to keep the frozen yogurt soft, but I could not tell that it made a difference, so I have omitted it in the final recipe.
This frozen yogurt is tangy, like yogurt. But it is also sweet. I think it tastes a bit like a cinnamon roll. My husband loved it because he thought it tasted like apple pie.
If you are looking for more traditional ice cream recipes, be sure to check out my Chocolate Ice Cream and Vanilla Ice Cream recipes! (Of course, my other ice cream recipes do include a “secret ingredient” to make them creamy! But you can’t taste it, I promise!)
I have an ice cream maker similar to this Cuisinart 1.5 Quart Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream Maker. I actually have two of them, and I have never had a problem with them – they work great!
Ingredients for Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
Sweet and tangy, with the perfect touch of cinnamon, this Vanilla Frozen Yogurt is perfect for topping any dessert!
1 32 Ounce Container 0% Greek Yogurt (I use the Kirkland brand from Costco)
½ Cup Gentle Sweet (or my Low Carb Powdered Sugar)
1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend well.
Process in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. (Mine took about 25 minutes.)
Place finished frozen yogurt into an airtight container and store in the freezer.
Leave on the counter for 20 minutes before serving.
If you do not have Gentle Sweet, you can use the same amount of my Low Carb Powdered Sugar.
I have not tried making this without an ice cream maker. Possibly, it could be frozen in a shallow dish, but I have not tried it, so I cannot guarantee the results.
This frozen yogurt does freeze very hard. It is best to leave it on the counter for 20 minutes before serving.