Chocolate Frozen Yogurt + Cookie Dough

by Megan on November 17, 2011

We’ve all got skills.

Jake’s really good at folding the fitted sheet. And that, my friends, is a serious skill. Whenever I “fold it”, I’m really just tumbling it into a ball. Sometimes I even put that tumbly ball into a pillow case to hide it.

I’m pretty good at scooping ice cream. Not to say that takes any skill at all. What I mean is that, I’m good at eating ice cream. But those are sister skills, right?

And this stuff scooped like a dream. (Especially after dinner when we’re watching The Office or Law and Order or something.)Β It just firms up the perfect amount in the freezer. It also has a tangy taste that is just like a little tart reminder that while you’re enjoying ice cream, you aren’t enjoying heavy cream.

Oh, and you should totally make the cookie dough mix-ins. They are g00-00d. And they stay nice and chewy while frozen, which is their only job besides being delicious.

Chocolate Frozen Yogurt
Recipe from Allrecipes

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 t cornstarch
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup low fat yogurt (I used vanilla)
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • chocolate chip cookie dough pieces, recipe below

Directions:

  1. Stir together the sugar, cornstarch, evaporated milk, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is thickened.
  2. Remove from heat and vigorously whisk in the yogurt and vanilla. Refrigerate until chilled. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instruction.
  3. Fold the cookie dough pieces into the churned frozen yogurt as you remove it from the machine. Freeze for 2 hours or until firmed up.

My favorite blizzard yogurt-ified.Β 

Cookie Dough Mix-Ins
Recipe from The Perfect Scoop

Ingredients:

  • 5 T unsalted butter, melted
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, or chunks*
Directions:
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the butter, salt, and sugar until smooth. Stir in the flour, vanilla, and chocolate chips.
  2. Pour the “dough” onto wax paper or plastic wrap and cover with more paper/plastic wrap. Pat into a round about 1/2 inch thick, and chill until firm.
  3. Once chilled unwrap and chop the dough into bite-sized pieces, then store the pieces in the freezer until ready to use.
* I chopped chocolate chips and added it to the mixture. Since there were chocolate shavings happening it made the dough chocolate-looking!
I promise there’s a cookie dough chunk in that bite. Chomp.

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heather November 17, 2011 at 9:44 am

Ooh so yummy! It looks mega chocolaty! Which is fitting, because you made it. πŸ™‚

And yes, folding a fitted sheet is a special talent! I’d keep him around just for that reason!

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cindy November 17, 2011 at 9:55 am

You and Jake just got the skillz that pays those billz. It’s all about complimentary skill sets…ice cream scooping and sheet folding. I haven’t figured out how to fold a fitted sheet either…I just shove into the back of the closet, but I like your pillow case trick!
This looks seriously good though and I maybe just want a whole handful of cookie dough mix-ins!

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Megan (megabite) November 17, 2011 at 10:09 am

Heather! Yeah! Take a megabite of this megachocolatey goodness. I just want to make/eat every chocolate ice cream variety. Girl can’t help it.

Cindy – you’re so right! Complimentary skillz, yo.

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NicoleD November 17, 2011 at 11:09 am

That looks like one heck of a chocolate fro yo recipe. Must make. Jake deserves an extra scoop for his sheet skills!

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Megan (megabite) November 17, 2011 at 11:13 am

Yeah man! It’s super chocolatey-good. And Jake’s being a total frozen yogurt eating champ. πŸ™‚

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Jesica November 19, 2011 at 6:40 pm

i confess…. Those are chic jeans! :p

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Megan (megabite) November 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

Thanks Jesica! They make my flannel seem classy! πŸ™‚

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