Simple and quick to make, frozen yogurt bars are the perfect hot weather summer treat. Topped with finely chopped fresh berries and/or other crunchy favorites like granola, nuts, seeds or even chocolate chips they are delicious, healthy and satisfying snack . . . and I love it any time of the day; even for breakfast!
I’ve been making this recipe, topped with just berries for years; actually ever since a long time ago when frozen yoghurt wasn’t available in Greece . . . and I had sort of gotten hooked on it when living in the USA. Nowadays, pretty much everything is available here in Athens (Greece) and/or Reykjavik (Iceland) where I spend most of my time . . . but I still prefer making my own with fresh and tasty ingredients.
You can of course use full fat, lactose free or vegan yoghurt and instead of the honey sweeten the yoghurt mixture with stevia . . . however of all the mixtures I’ve tried the recipe below is my favorite!
1 large banana (150g), peeled
½- 1 tblsp fresh lemon juice
150g strained Greek yoghurt 2%
1 tblsp liquid honey
¼ cup fresh strawberries, finely chopped
¼ cup fresh blueberries, finely chopped
¼ cup granola, or finely chopped nuts and/or semi-sweet chocolate
Line a rimmed baking sheet/or tray with wax or parchment paper. This will help to remove the frozen yoghurt bar easily from the tray.
Place the peeled banana into a bowl and mash with fork. Add the fresh lemon juice, the yoghurt and the honey and mix well.
Pour the yogurt/banana mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and spread evenly so that it fills the shape.
Top with the strawberries, blueberries and any other topping of choice; like granola/nuts/seeds/chocolate.
Place in the freezer until the yogurt is firm, about 3 - 4 hours. Then take out and break or cut the yoghurt into pieces, or bars, and place into a plastic container or zip lock bag and store in freezer until ready to enjoy.
When fresh berries are not available, you can use frozen berries but remember to chop them while still a bit frozen.
If you don’t like berries, try a combination of finely chopped mango and kiwi.
Hope you try this recipe and enjoy it as much as I do!
© KaritasM – June 2022