Honey Flavoured Frozen Greek Yoghurt

You were all right – making ice cream can be wonderfully addictive. In fact, you could say that my frozen dessert making exploits have turned me into quite the busy bee. There’s something special about the dulcet whirring of an aged ice cream machine that keeps me coming back for more. However, such an addiction causes obvious problems – ice cream contains cream, cream has the potential to give one a little unwanted flab. Clearly the answer to this is frozen yoghurt which is infinitely better for you and potentially a lot tastier. As it happens, this particular batch was utterly mouth-watering and the best thing about it is that it is an acceptable breakfast.

Four years ago, during the summer before university, I worked in a café that made its own ice cream – every flavour contained honey as a sweetener. That place, The Hive, sold arguably the best ice cream I’ve ever tasted; as a result, I’ve always appreciated the benefit honey can bring to frozen desserts. In this case, it seemed like a cracking idea to combine this experience with the classic breakfast of yoghurt, honey and oats.

There are a number of recipes floating around for this “fro-yo”, most of which inexplicably contain sugar. Please could someone explain to me why one would decide to add sugar to such naturally delicious and sweet ingredients and destroy them entirely? you’ll find none of that in this recipe!

Honey Flavoured Frozen Greek Yoghurt

Makes around 600ml

Ingredients:

• 500ml 5% fat Greek yoghurt

• 4 tbsp pouring honey

• A couple of handfuls of porridge oats

Method:

1. Stir together the yoghurt and 3 tbsp of honey in a large mixing bowl. Tip into your ice cream machine and freeze for around 30 minutes.

2. Once the Yoghurt has become thick, creamy and frozen drizzle in the remaining honey and turn off the machine. Serve with toasted oats. This will keep in the freezer for upwards of 2 weeks, but make sure to defrost it for around 15 minutes before eating – it freezes a little harder than cream.

Cost: Greek yoghurt is an ingredient roughly on par with double cream when it comes to cost. However, unlike my recent ice cream recipe this doesn’t contain eggs or fruit – this makes it an extremely frugal dessert. Indeed, the entire batch should set one back no more than £1.80!

 

76 thoughts on “Honey Flavoured Frozen Greek Yoghurt

  1. Slowvelder

    Sounds delicious. I will have to try it but don’t have an ice cream machine. I will do it the old fashioned way that my mother made ice cream. Going to the freezer to stir every 5 minutes. :) Great post!

  2. Sacha

    I make frozen Greek yogurt exactly the same way and as much as I love ice cream, I always have a contained of the Greek yogurt in my freezer, too. I will definitely have to add some oats. The other great thing about the honey–besides its beautiful, floral flavor–is that it keeps the yogurt from freezing too hard. Win-win!

  3. Meenakshi

    Gorgeous! You make it sound so easy :) I have yogurt drizzled with honey every once in a while when there is nothing sweet around the house; I can only imagine how lovely this must have tasted.

  4. Patch

    I tried frozen yogurt recently, but a fat and sugar free version as I am attempting to lose some weight. It froze rock hard and even with leaving it out of the freezer for 30 minutes we still had to chip it out of the container. Might have to try the middle path and go for your slightly less virtuous ( but still better than ice cream) and softer version.

  5. egg me on

    Ha, I love that now you’re slightly closer to an ice cream-making addiction! This frozen yogurt looks awesome. I’d totally eat it for breakfast. It’s so simple too, which I love.

  6. gwynnem

    This recipe sounds delightful. I’ve never made ice cream or frozen yogurt. Sadly, I don’t even have an ice cream maker. May have to remedy that in the future.

    p.s. I totally agree with you on the problem of over-sweetening desserts.

  7. Robin

    I generally have Greek yogurt for breakfast but I like your version best. Have you considered using maple syrup? It has similar caloric/carb values as honey and is also good for you.

  8. Kelly

    Hey Frugal! I love the idea of sprinkling toasted oats on top and that it can be eaten for breakfast. Fab! For those posters above who are lamenting the lack of an ice cream maker, I don’t have one but make ice cream all the time. Just make the normal way (no need to chiklm- just cool if warm), put in the freezer in a plastic container with a lid and when hard, cut into chunks and process until soft and creamy. Do this two or three times for the perfect ice cream. Yes, it takes a bit longer but it is worth the wait. Works with yogurt too, although I have found that jjust freezing and eating works well, if yogurt is full fat or has some honey added to soften it. Give it a go and you too can enjoy Frugal Feeding’s great frozen desserts!

      1. susiemaeday

        Haha! I know you didn’t :)
        Anyway, yours looks much prettier! I’ll have to try it with the oats. I used lemon in mine so it was rather tart but I love the idea of the crunchy oat texture!

  9. erin

    Oh my gosh. We literally just bought honey frozen greek yogurt [sorry, I'm American!] at the store the other day. This makes me wish I had an ice cream maker so badly. But I’m totally going to eat it for breakfast now! Score!

    1. spree

      Though maybe I should have said something different… :) in any case, this is definitely going as a summer breakfast…maybe sliced peaches And granola on top…yes, definitely making this. Thanks Nick! Famous idea!

  10. hannah

    Love this recipe! We have been making a frozen greek yogurt using maple syrup and cardamom. But honey, with oats on top – why, that IS breakfast! Can’t wait to try it. (And like the earlier poster, I love your table top! Looks perfectly well worn and like a friendly place for a meal).

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  12. Susan

    I had thought I was following you but I think WordPress unfollowed me, as I realized that your lovely posts were not appearing in my feed. I love this recipe. I covet your ice cream maker. (I am hoping I have dropped suitably explicit “hints” to get one at Christmas.) Lovely take on ‘breakfast.’

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