Friday, March 7, 2014

Recipe Swap: Biscoff Frozen Yogurt

I know I'm behind the trends on a lot of things and Greek frozen yogurt is one of them. When Greek yogurt first became super popular I tried it and thought it was completely disgusting. Who wants to eat fruity yogurt that has the consistency of sour cream? The answer to that question is a lot of people, and almost 2 years later, myself included.

After seeing the Greek yogurt on sale for $1 each I picked up two of them to try it again and was pleasantly surprised that I really, really liked it. Not wanting to stop at just regular yogurt, I headed down the ice cream aisle and found that Ben & Jerry's carries quite a few flavors of frozen Greek yogurt. I tried the caramel honey vanilla first and immediately fell in love. Confession: I like it better than ice cream. (I know!)

So when I got to pick any recipe that I wanted for this month's recipe swap, and I found this frozen yogurt recipe on Laura's blog, I knew I was going to make it. Who cares if I'm currently hoarding 3 different flavors of the Ben & Jerry's variety in the deep freezer? I needed this one too!



Biscoff Frozen Yogurt
Source: Cooking with LT
Servings: 8-10
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Ingredients:
    • 1 cup + 2 tbsp. Biscoff spread
    • 3 cups plain Greek yogurt (2%)
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 3/4 vanilla 
    • 1/8 cup milk (Vitamix directions only)
    • 3 cups ice (Vitamix directions only)
Ice Cream Maker Directions:
1. Beat vanilla and Greek yogurt together with a mixer until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of Biscoff spread and the vanilla until fully combined.
2. Chill for 30 minutes then process through your ice cream maker according to package directions. Swirl in the remaining 2 tbsp. of Biscoff at the end.

Vitamix Directions:
1. Add Greek yogurt, milk, sugar, Biscoff spread and vanilla in that order into the Vitamix. Top with 3 cups of ice.
2. Turn the machine on low speed, then increase to high and use the tamper to press the ingredients down. Allow to run for 30-60 seconds or until motor sound changes. Turn machine off. If the mixture is of soft-serve consistency, add another cup of ice and run on high for 30 more seconds, or transfer to a container and freeze for 2 hours until chilled.

Allow frozen yogurt to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.



Since getting the Vitamix and going through the recipe books I was incredibly curious to see how a "blender" could make ice cream. Tom has more than went through a ton of milkshakes but ice cream and frozen yogurt were beyond my brain capacity for this machine. Since not everyone has a Vitamix, I included Laura's directions to use an ice cream machine, which is what I typically would've done.

Big thanks to Sarah, out host for all of these recipe swaps!

4 comments:

  1. This looks so smooth and creamy. I can't get enough Biscoff!

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  2. I love the Ben and Jerry's caramel vanilla honey frozen Greek yogurt! I am glad you tried this and hope you enjoy more icy treats in the Vitamix!

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  3. I, too, have never been a Greek yogurt fan but this makes me want to try it again! I love making my own ice cream.

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  4. I really need to get a new blender so I can try some of these recipes. Looks great!

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