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.
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.