This rich and creamy soft serve chocolate frozen yogurt recipe is the perfect low calorie dessert for hot summer days.
Easy Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Recipe
Just 5 ingredients and you’re almost done that too You can easily make this recipe at home.
And the best part is that you don’t need heavy cream, condensed milk or an ice cream maker to make homemade chocolate froyo.
It leaves a very rich, smooth finish and recipes can be dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free, nut-free, low-carb, low-fat and keto-friendly.
Also try our Pineapple Doll Whip recipe
Healthy Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Ingredients
Here’s what you’ll need for your DIY chocolate recipe: plain yogurt, cocoa powder, salt, your favorite sweetener, and pure vanilla extract.
cocoa powder: It can be regular unsweetened cocoa powder, Dutch cocoa powder, or even hot cocoa or hot chocolate mix. For the most authentic and intense chocolate flavor, we recommend using Dutch.
Yogurt: Almost any regular or Greek yogurt can be used here, including dairy-free yogurts such as almond milk and coconut milk yogurt. If you prefer vanilla yogurt, omit the vanilla extract from the recipe. Or, for a fun twist, try blueberry yogurt or strawberry yogurt.
Sweetener of choice: Use a universal granular sweetener or liquid sweetener. You can use regular sugar, coconut sugar, date sugar, pure maple syrup, honey, or agave. Erythritol or xylitol can be used to lower calories or in unsweetened frozen yogurt.
Optional materials: Change up the flavor and pack in extra nutrition with mashed bananas, a few tablespoons of peanut butter or homemade Nutella, or a spoonful of plain or chocolate protein powder.
For vegan recipes, choose plant-based yogurt. For sugar-free keto chocolate frozen yogurt, choose your favorite keto yogurt and sweetener.
Make chocolate banana bread with leftover cocoa powder
Above – Watch the recipe video for Homemade Chocolate Frozen Yogurt
How to make the best chocolate frozen yogurt
In a large mixing bowl or blender, whisk or process yogurt, cocoa powder, salt, sweetener, and pure vanilla extract.
Add optional banana and peanut butter or almond butter if desired.
Once evenly mixed, transfer the chocolate yogurt mixture to a frozen ice cream machine or chilled large airtight container.
(An ice cream machine will give you a creamier texture, but I’ve tried both methods and they’re both very good. The blender method is also below.)
Stir or mechanically stir the yogurt in the container according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Then, if desired, mix in about 3 cups of mini chocolate chips.
Chocolate Fudge Frozen Yogurt can be eaten immediately as chocolate soft serve ice cream or frozen for up to 1 hour for a firmer texture.
If you don’t use an ice cream maker, place the bowl of chocolate yogurt in the freezer. Stir the contents every 30 minutes for a total of 2-3 hours.
Leftover froyo can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Defrost for about 15-30 minutes and enjoy.
I have a Cuisinart ice cream maker. Other brands such as KitchenAid are also good choices. As mentioned earlier, the recipe is easy to make even if you don’t have an ice cream machine.
how to make in blender
If you have a high speed blender, blend tech again vitamixYou can make a recipe without using the above two methods.
Pour the chocolate yogurt mixture into ice cube trays or very shallow elongated containers and freeze until firm.
Add the chocolate ice cubes to the blender and tamper until you have a smooth soft serve ice cream texture.
This option only works with blenders that are strong enough to thoroughly blend and crush hard foods such as frozen fruit and ice cubes.
While the blender is off, make a brownie butter dip or protein pudding
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This recipe was adapted from my Homemade Frozen Yogurt and Cherry Frozen Yogurt and this Homemade Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt.
- 2 1/2 cup plain yogurt (Dairy free is okay)
- 1/2 cup Dutch or regular cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sweetener of choice
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Optional 1/3 cup peanut butter or almond butter
- Optional add-ins such as chocolate chips, chopped nuts, and mashed bananas
Mix everything in a large bowl or blender. Transfer to an ice cream machine or chilled large airtight container. If using an ice cream machine, stir according to manufacturer’s instructions before serving. If using a container instead, place the bowl in the freezer. Remove every 30 minutes and stir until cool and creamy, 2-3 hours total. Natural Homemade Chocolate Frozen Yogurt is creamiest the day it’s made because it freezes solid, so let leftovers thaw about 15 minutes before eating.View nutritional information
healthy chocolate recipe ideas
Healthy chocolate chip cookie
black bean brownie
vegan chocolate mousse
Or this keto chocolate mousse
chocolate zucchini bread
avocado chocolate mousse