Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Raspberry Frozen Yoghurt...

It's summer!! Yeah I know it doesn't look like it... but at least it's not raining! Irish people LOVE ice cream. Rain, hail or shine, most of us will be tempted to indulge..

Recently, I've noticed more and more varieties of frozen yoghurt on the market. Often it's marketed as the 'healthier, fat-free' alternative to ice cream....Alarm bells should be ringing in your head! If you take anything from GLBTK please let it be that fat does NOT make you fat (do avoid trans fats though!)!! Stop choosing the fat free, low fat or calorie free options.... Actually, on that last one.... zero calories foods do not exist, even celery has calories! I dread to think what's actually in these calorie free salad dressings or drinks, you can be sure it's not good for you..

As usual, I digress...My point (I swear I have one) is that you really need to be careful about the choices you make. Whilst commercially produced frozen yoghurt may seem like the healthy option, often it contains far more sugar than traditional ice cream...

So.... my instant Raspberry Frozen Yoghurt...It's YUMMY, low in sugar & has lots of protein & fat from the Greek yoghurt... Not a bad summer time treat!

Serves 4 

500g Greek yoghurt
250g frozen raspberries
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp Irish honey

Simply place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until almost smooth. (I like leaving chunks of raspberries for texture).

Scoop into bowls immediately & serve with fresh raspberries and warm grilled peaches. (You could use frozen peaches to make a peach frozen yoghurt too... it's delicious!)

You can freeze it, but be aware it will get really solid so take out of the freezer in advance so you can scoop it easily.


  1. Hi
    Only recently started following your blog. It is super! I eat relatively healthy but my biggest weakness is wanting something sweet after dinner, regardless of whether I am stuffed to the gills or not. So I can’t wait to try out your healthy take on sweets and deserts.

    I live near a Centra and up until last week they were doing half price Ben & Jerry’s frozen yoghurt to promote the new range. You don’t feel as bad as it isn’t as heavy on the tummy as cookie dough/carmel chew chew. Teeth are not congealed in sugar after eating. But the looking at the nutritional info on the site of the tub – it is only marginally better than the ice-cream!

    You mentioned a peach option for your frozen yoghurt? Would rinsed canned peaches work here or would you have to freeze them first?

    Thanks and keep up the good work!


  2. Thanks for the comment Joanne :)

    Canned peaches are generally in sugar syrup rather than juice so be careful there. Ideally use fresh peaches, sliced and then frozen. Purée them with the Greek yoghurt. You may need to freeze this for 15 minutes before serving because there's less moisture in the peaches than raspberries.