Paleo Frozen Yogurt

Posted on June 8, 2015
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Move over Pinkberry – there is a new frozen treat in town!

I think most of us associate the warmer months with cold desserts of some sort. As kids, almost every summer was filled with frozen Popsicle, or trips to Dairy Queen as a special treat and a quick way to cool off. Personally, there is nothing I like more than frozen yogurt. There is something about the tangy, creamy and cool treat that is just heaven. Unfortunately, in spite of the fresh fruit I have piled on top of my frozen indulgence, it isn’t very good for me. Loaded with dairy and sugar, it is a headache and a stomach ache waiting to happen. Whenever I Google recipes for “paleo ice cream” or “paleo frozen yogurt” – all I come up with are recipes that use some form of coconut. Not SUPER helpful if you are allergic or sensitive to coconut.

A few weeks ago I had made the avocado chocolate mousse that kept popping up on Pinterest, and it got me thinking. Could I possibly make a frozen yogurt out of avocado? I wanted to recreate something tart and creamy, so I didin’t want it overly sweet. After a few experiments, I think I hit a home run.

The final product is avocado, frozen berries, maple syrup, vanilla and (optional) probiotic powder. What is great is that you can eat this immediately for a frozen yogurt, or put it in the freezer for an ice-cream. I even put this in a mason jar with berries and brought it to work for breakfast one day – and it was AMAZING! 

Give it a try, and let me know what you think!

**Full disclosure, I adapted this from the chocolate pudding recipe a friend gave me. She doesn’t remember what website she found it on originally – but if we figure it out, partial credit goes to them for the inspiration!

Paleo Frozen Yogurt (Coconut Free)

Paleo Frozen Yogurt (Coconut Free)

Dairy free, tree nut free frozen treat! Great source of protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1.5 cup frozen berries (I used strawberries)
  • *1/8 Tsp probiotic powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients in a good blender until smooth. Serve immediately.

Notes

I have made this with frozen strawberries, as well as a 1/2 strawberry, 1/2 peach mixture. The fruit choice is up to you, just make sure that it is frozen. Probiotic powder is optional. I used about 1/8 Tsp. Feel free to leave out if you are averse to the flavor - it will make no difference to the recipe.

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