An easy, 6 ingredient recipe for peanut butter frozen yogurt with flecks of dark chocolate throughout! This is a healthier frozen dessert with an amazing tangy, creamy flavor that you will love.
Weirdly enough, buying an ice cream maker has been an easy way for me to cut down on eating ice cream. It turns out that ice cream really is pure cream, egg yolks and sugar.
I know you know that, but seeing it made is another matter, and it no longer feels right to eat it morning, noon and night (which was of course the whole idea behind buying the machine in the first place).
Enter frozen yogurt. It may not be guilt-free (there is sugar in there) but it fares pretty well in comparison. And while it has a different flavor profile, it is delicious in its own way – and generally 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 flavors. I think it’s much better to play to yogurt’s strengths than try to use it as a poor substitute for something else and this peanut butter frozen yogurt strikes that balance.
A natural peanut butter is used, and its relatively light on the additional sugar- just enough for it to be sweet, but without trying to disguise the yogurt’s tang. A bitter dark chocolate complements it well, grated into the mixture in small flecks (with some extra on top if you fancy!).
Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt
- 2 cups (500 g) plain natural yogurt, see notes
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup (100 g) smooth natural peanut butter
- ½ cup (110 g) light brown sugar
- ¼ cup (60 ml) of water
- 1 oz (25 g) dark chocolate, grated
- Heat the peanut butter, sugar and water in a small saucepan on a low heat. Stir constantly until the sugar has melted and a smooth paste is formed. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Transfer into a mixing bowl and allow the mixture to cool for a couple of hours in the fridge. It will become very thick.
- Stir the yogurt through the peanut butter mixture until smooth, and then add the grated chocolate.
- Run through the ice cream maker according to machine instructions.
- Serve! You can eat some immediately (it has a great soft serve texture straight from the machine), or freeze for a few hours to get a more scoopable texture. (If your freezer temp is high, you may need to let it sit for a while before you an scoop it.)
Source: This recipe is adapted from one on Bay Area Bites.