If you think you can’t enjoy ice cream while eating healthy, this healthy homemade chocolate chip cookie dough froyo is about to become your new go-to dessert. It’s made with only six ingredients and is ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes. Oh, and did we mention that you don’t need an ice cream maker? Ditch the complicated recipes and stick to simple, delicious, and totally guilt-free desserts like this healthy homemade frozen yogurt.
Enjoy it as a crave-worthy healthy dessert, or better yet, try whipping it up as a post-workout treat with a scoop of protein powder. Turns out post-workout snacks can actually be just as delicious as dessert.
Healthy Homemade Froyo Ingredients
There are a variety of ingredients you can use to make homemade froyo, but the ones we have chosen for this healthy version include whole food ingredients, protein-rich Greek yogurt, and healthy fats. Here’s why these ingredients make for a totally delicious healthy frozen yogurt treat.
The base of this healthy cookie dough froyo is made with unsweetened Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt comes with added protein and works amazingly well when making homemade froyo. You can dress up or dress down the flavor any way you like.
We added almond butter to our healthy frozen yogurt recipe to not only bring out that cookie dough flavor a bit more but to also add a boost of healthy fats. This healthy fat added some balance paired with the protein from the Greek yogurt.
Instead of sugary chocolate chips, we added cacao nibs to this chocolate chip cookie dough froyo. They pack in that chocolate flavor we crave without the added sugar, and they also happen to come with added benefits like antioxidants and magnesium.
You don’t have to reach for regular sugar when making a healthier sweet treat! We love to use pure maple syrup or honey instead and used just a drizzle to naturally sweeten this healthy homemade froyo.
To add some extra flavor to this froyo, we chose to add pure vanilla extract (what’s cookie dough without vanilla?!) and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Feel free to play around with your own flavor preference. The options are limitless!
A bowl of ice cream or froyo just doesn’t feel complete without a sprinkle of delicious toppings, right? And good news — you don’t have to sacrifice your healthy eating goals when enjoying that bowl of froyo because there are plenty of healthy topping options that we believe taste even better than those sugary alternatives!
Craving a crunchy topping? Try slivered almonds. If you’re a chocolate fan, try cacao nibs in place of chocolate chips. In place of chocolate syrup, try a drizzle of almond butter. For added natural sweetness, try topping your froyo with sliced banana.
The Easiest Way to Make Healthy Homemade Froyo
Here at FitOn, we’re all about simplifying healthy eating and making recipes with foods you’ll love to eat! So when it comes to making healthy homemade froyo, we’ve come up with a recipe that literally only requires a freezer-safe mixing bowl and a spoon. Simply add all ingredients to a bowl and stir. Set in the freezer for 30 minutes and serve with your favorite toppings. Yup, it’s really that easy.
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Froyo
- 1 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- For topping: 1 tbsp slivered almonds, drizzle of almond butter, extra cacao nibs, sliced banana
Step #1: Gather Ingredients
Gather all of your ingredients: Greek yogurt, pure maple syrup, pure vanilla extract, almond butter, ground cinnamon, and set your toppings to the side.
Step #2: Add All Ingredients to a Freezer-Safe Mixing Bowl
Place all of the ingredients in a small freezer-safe mixing bowl minus the toppings and stir to combine. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to set.
Step #3: Serve with Toppings & Enjoy!
Scoop into a serving bowl and serve topped with topping. Enjoy!
Healthy Eating is Delicious
Following a healthy eating plan doesn’t mean you can never have your favorite treats. With some simple healthy swaps, making healthy sweet treats is not only easy but delicious. If you want more healthy eating inspiration, join FitOn PRO for access to recipes and personalized meal plans, including foods you’ll love to eat.