Made with less than 5 ingredients and ready in about 30 minutes, this healthy banana fro-yo dessert is a family favorite!
This smooth and creamy dessert is lighter and healthier than basic frozen yogurt. It uses frozen bananas to amp up the creamy texture. If freezing bananas on your own, peel the skin, place in a plastic bag and squeeze out all the air to prevent browning in the freezer.
Nutrition Tip: Research shows that eating bananas may lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Is It Difficult to Make Homemade Frozen Yogurt?
Making your own frozen yogurt at home is actually really easy! All you need is some yogurt and fruit!
And for this banana fro-yo – we made it even easier – ALL you need is a blender to make our frozen yogurt!
How Long Does Homemade Frozen Yogurt Last in the Freezer?
Homemade frozen yogurt can actually last for months in the freezer without losing its flavor or texture. That’s because the freezing process helps to preserve the yogurt’s natural sugars and probiotics.
Is Banana Frozen Yogurt Healthier Than Ice Cream?
Banana frozen yogurt is a delicious, healthy alternative to ice cream. Unlike store-bought ice cream, which is often loaded with sugar and unhealthy fats, banana frozen yogurt is made with healthy ingredients like milk, yogurt, and bananas.
When made at home, banana frozen yogurt is a healthy snack or dessert that the whole family can enjoy. It’s perfect for those hot summer days when you’re craving something cold and sweet. And best of all, it’s loaded with more vitamins and nutrients than regular ice cream!
How Ripe Do My Bananas Need to Be?
When it comes to making homemade banana frozen yogurt, the ripeness of your bananas can make a difference. If your bananas are too green, the frozen yogurt won’t be as sweet. On the other hand, if they’re too ripe, the frozen yogurt will have an unpleasant brown color.
The skin of the banana should be mostly yellow with a few brown spots.
The flesh of the banana should be soft and easy to mash.
If you’re not sure if your bananas are ripe enough, err on the side of caution and purchase ones that are a little less ripe. You can always let them ripen for a few days before you make your frozen yogurt.
Can I Add Different Fruits to My Homemade Frozen Yogurt?
Adding different fruits to homemade frozen yogurt is a great way to create unique and delicious flavors.
Different types of fruit will add different flavors to your frozen yogurt. For example, berries will add a tart flavor, while tropical fruits will add sweetness. You can experiment with different fruits to find the perfect combination for your taste buds.
The amount of sugar in the fruit you add will also affect the flavor of your frozen yogurt. If you want a sweeter yogurt, add more sugary fruits like pineapple or mango. If you prefer a tart flavor, add less sugary fruits like berries or citrus fruits.
What Are the Best Toppings for Banana Frozen Yogurt?
There are many delicious toppings that can complement the flavor of banana frozen yogurt. Some of the best toppings include: fresh fruit, chocolate chips, granola, and peanut butter. The sky is the limit! Feel free to experiment, or make a topping bar and let the kiddos pick their own. We love getting kids involved in the kitchen, and what better way to do that than with a fro-yo dessert bar!
- 2 bananas chopped
- 3 cups lowfat yogurt
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- 1/4 cup caramel dip
- Place bananas in freezer bag and freeze overnight.
- Blend bananas, yogurt and pineapple in blender until thick and smooth. Portion and freeze 25 minutes.
- Drizzle with caramel dip.