Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Seriously Healthy Mocha Frozen Yogurt

Relish Magazine recently published a page full of low-fat, frozen yogurt recipes. While a food may be low fat, that does not make it healthy. Some recipes had over 200 calories per serving, which means this recipe can only be eaten as a treat once in a while, and you might as well eat real ice cream, cream and all. I don't want to 'make room' in my diet for anything, I want to be able to eat dessert without sizing up my belly in the mirror afterward.

I was inspired by their Mocha Frozen Yogurt recipe. Although each serving (8 total) contained only 120 calories, the recipe called for an entire pint of chocolate milk. There is nothing healthy about a pint of chocolate milk! So I set out to revamp their Mocha Frozen Yogurt, cut out the chocolate milk, the granulated sugar, and even more fat. The result? A creamy, tangy, chocolaty, coffee-y, frozen yogurt, with only 39 calories per serving- and zero guilt.

Seriously Healthy Mocha Frozen Yogurt
Makes about 11 servings (1.5 ice cream scoops or 2 large cookie dough scoops)

2 cups plain, fat free yogurt
1 cup vanilla, fat free yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup fat free milk
2 1/2 tsp espresso powder
1 tbsp + 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup Splenda no calorie sweetener
Pinch cinnamon

In a small sauce pan, heat the milk over very low heat. Whisk in the espresso powder, cocoa powder and Splenda until dissolved. Do not boil. Set aside to cool. In a separate bowl, combine yogurt and vanilla. Stir in the cooled milk mixture and cinnamon. Freeze in an ice cream freezer according to manufacturer's instructions. Immediately scoop into small bowls or ramekins, cover and freeze. Enjoy!

Calories: 39
Fat: .1g
Sodium: 43.9mg
Total Carbs: 7.6g
Fiber: .1g
Sugars: 4.6g
Protein 3.0 g

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking for mocha frozen yogurt recipes on the web and run across ur blog. I understand your reason for using splenda however if you are truly trying to make this as healthful as possible, wouldn't you want to skip the harmful chemicals? Try Stevia or one of the blends like truvia to sweeten. You will NEVER find a sweetener like splenda in an organic store, restaurant or recipe. I will try your recipe with my substitutions.