Healthy Ice Cream?
I was looking for sugar free desserts the other day and came across a recipe for yogurt, honey, cinnamon ice cream. I pinned that faster than...something really fast. I LOVE cinnamon. I love honey. I love ice cream. A combination of the three? Yes please. This sounded heavenly.
The Original Pin
You'd think with three ingredients, this would be pretty fail proof.
What Went Wrong:
- Our gel canister ice cream maker was way too cold and the yogurt concoction froze solidly to the sides almost instantly, so the paddle couldn't turn.
- With the sides of the ice cream maker coated in a solid layer of overly frozen yogurt, the yogurt in the middle just got cold...it didn't freeze much at all.
- I wanted ice cream and this definitely was not ice cream. It was good yogurt, but it didn't even come close to ice cream for me.
|This is 20 minutes after scooping out the soft yogurt...it's still frozen solid. I could mortar a house with this stuff! You can't use metal on these gel canisters...and as you can see, a wooden spoon just doesn't cut it.|
How to fix this:
- Let the ice cream maker thaw out some before I try and freeze yogurt
- Try the alternative method given in the blog of freezing in in popsicle form.
- Try different flavors in the yogurt...maybe I can make it less yogurty and more desserty.
- Vanilla and caramel flavorings
- Throw in some fresh fruit (ooh...berries!)
- If you still want to make it healthy and sugar free but don't want the honey taste, try using Truvia or some other natural sweetener. We like Truvia at our house.
- Buy ice cream if it's ice cream you're wanting.