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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Roasted Banana Frozen Yogurt

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I like making ice creams, but this was my first time making frozen yogurt. Since I love banana ice cream, I thought I ‘d try a frozen yogurt using bananas. I roasted the bananas in the oven with lots of brown sugar but I suppose that cooking them in the stove would also work well. The bananas need to be very ripe for this recipe. The frozen yogurt turned out very nice, I liked the tangy flavour of the yogurt with the sweetness of the roasted bananas. If you can’t find Greek yogurt, use regular yogurt, strained in the fridge overnight to thicken it up.  I saved a banana and added in the last minute before turning the machine off. I did this because I like chunks of fruit in my ice cream or frozen yogurt. You can skip this step and just add all the banana at once.

 

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Roasted Banana Frozen Yogurt Recipe:

makes about 1 quart

 

You will need:

4 very ripe bananas

1 1/2 cup of brown sugar

32 oz (900g) of plain Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line an 8x8 inch pan with foil. Peel the bananas and cut lengthwise. Place bananas in the pan and cover with the brown sugar. Bake it until the sugar melts and the banana is soft and roasted.

Reserve 1 banana and transfer the others along with the melted sugar to a large bowl. Mix in the yogurt and the vanilla. Pour yogurt in the ice cream maker and freeze it according to the manufacture’s instructions. Add the reserved banana just before you turn off the ice cream maker, this will ensure you have some chunks of banana in the frozen yogurt.

Enjoy it!

14 comments:

Patricia Scarpin said...

Rita, this is lovely! I've been meaning to make banana ice cream forever, and I think I'll skip it and try your frozen yogurt version, yum!

Jacqueline said...

That sounds amazingly good!

bed frame said...

This is so good! So healthy yet refreshing!

Adriana said...

Hi Rita,

I just found out today how much I love frozen yogurt, and we had lots of ripe bananas, so I'm in the process of making it! So far, it tastes great.

Adriana

shannon said...

Hi Rita!

This is an awesome frozen yogurt recipe. I made mine with 3 bananas (it was all I had on hand) and I added 1 tbsp. vanilla. My husband and I think that this tastes like banana pudding (delicious!). Thanks for sharing this recipe, it is a keeper.

watch eclipse online said...

i love this. and my kid loves this too! :)

Adrienne said...

I made this 10 minutes ago and it is simply THE BEST BANANA ICE CREAM I HAVE EVER HAD! I used 8 1-serving containers of vanilla Activia yogurt and 1 cup of milk instead of the greek yogurt. I also only had 3 bananas and roasted them in a saucepan on the stove. My family loves the soft texture and with chocolate chips! Thanks so much!

Tine said...

Made this an hour ago!
So delicious! I used less sugar because I like the sour taste of yoghurt.
Thanks for sharing the recipe!

limon06 said...

Any suggestions on how to do this without an ice cream maker? I have been wondering about making my own ice cream for a while, but can't seem to find an ice cream maker here in southern Mexico. Thanks!

limon06 said...

Any suggestions on how to do this without an ice cream maker? I have been wondering about making my own ice cream for a while, but can't seem to find an ice cream maker here in southern Mexico. Thanks!

Rita said...

@limon06 - I never tried any other way, but I often see recipes caling for you to freeze the ice cream for a few hours, then blend it, then freeze it again, maybe repeating this process a couple of times. I don't think you will get the sam econsitency, but maybe it's worth a try.

Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen said...

I was stalking foodgawker and came across this fro yo! Love it.

Anonymous said...

do we need to add that much sugar? wouldn't the ripe bananas be very sweet? Please let me know!
other than that, I am so read to make this tonight!

Rita said...

@Anonymous: you can reduce the sugar to you taste, but remember that the yogurt will lend a slight tangy taste to the final product. I did not find it overly sweet, but I have a good sweet tooth:)

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