Wayyy back before my obsession with yoga, shopping for shoes, and the Food Network, I was a child who loved the following:
-drawing pictures of ballerinas
-reading mystery books
My mom says that I was usually happiest when I was being creative… but she’s so wrong. There was something else that made me completely happy. Uhhh no, it wasn’t a margarita… or Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys. It was something much much better.
Ice cream! Had you guessed by the giant picture of the ice cream cone?
Back up. Let me just fill you in for a sec. I pretty much ate ice cream in any form possible.
Bubble gum push pops.
Neapolitan ice cream sandwiches.
Snickers ice cream bars.
Bowls of vanilla bean.
Sundaes. (I always asked for more hot fudge and peanuts.)
Peanut butter cup DQ Blizzards.
Wait… Banana split? Happy for weeks.
I mean seriously what’s better than ice cream when you’re a kid?
My favorite way to have ice cream was every Sunday with my Dad. We sort of had this ridiculous tradition which consisted of eating everything my Mom wouldn’t give me. So at the end of each weekend in the summer we’d go to Dairy Queen. I’d get a vanilla cone with sprinkles on it; sometimes even dipped in butterscotch or cherry. Mom always told Dad to stop bringing me, but we just laughed about it and kept showing up at the house with ice cream cones bigger than our faces.
I totally miss the days where I could eat anything I wanted. Last summer I looked up the calories in dipped cones at DQ; let’s just say I now reserve those for special days. When I’m craving ice cream, I opt for frozen yogurt and even make my own that tastes just as good as the real thing. It doesn’t require an ice cream maker (although you can use one) and it’s perfect for the single girl (or guy).
This fro-yo is made with plain nonfat greek yogurt (good for you), cocoa powder (antioxidant), and stevia (all natural sweetener). I have a berry and chocolate obsession so that’s what happened here.
All that on top of a sugar cone? #freakingdelicious
Yep I just hashtagged in this post. Time to go eat a cone.
Blackberry & Chocolate Greek Frozen Yogurt Cones
- 1 cup plain non-fat greek yogurt
- 2 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1 packed all natural sweetener (I used Truvia-it's less bitter)
- 6 berries (blackberries or raspberries)
- 1 sugar cone
Mix yogurt, cocoa powder, and sweetener together in a small bowl.
Scoop yogurt into an ice cube tray. Cover and place in freezer for at least an hour or two.
One yogurt is frozen, remove from freezer and let it thaw out for a bit until it starts slightly melting or becoming creamy around the edges.
Once yogurt is a bit thawed, remove from ice cube tray and place the yogurt in a blender. Blend for about 5-10 second or until yogurt is slightly creamy, scooping down the sides if needed.
Add berries and scoop out of blender and immediately place in cone.
If you are using an ice cream maker, simply mix all ingredients together then transfer to your ice cream maker.
Feel free to omit the berries and add sprinkles instead.
This recipe would make great frozen yogurt pops.
I saw Ben & Jerry’s just came out with a line of frozen greek yogurt, but I think I’d rather make it myself. This looks like a great recipe to try, thanks!
I know I saw that too, but then I looked at the nutrition label and with just as much fat and sugar as regular ice cream, I don’t think I’ll be trying it anytime soon. Although I will admit they have some delicious flavors.
Last year I spent a whole month with my grandmother who lives in Swansea. And every other day we’d walk by the sea and at the end of our walk we’d order ice-cream, find a spot of grass to sit on and just keep staring at the sea. While I went for the raspberry, she chose blueberries and it was good! Your fro-yo reminds me of that. And well, to be honest, yours is way better ‘coz it got chocolate! You gotta love that!
That’s such a beautiful story. Grandmother’s are so special.
I miss the days where I could sit next to my Dad and share a cone. I think the fro yo would be delicious with any kind of berry! 🙂
OMG- I have all of these ingredients and I am making this tonight- yum! Thanks girl!
I am literally going to walk into the kitchen and make that right now. The chocolate is a good touch. Thanks for sharing!
That has got to be some of the best looking yogurt I have ever seen.
I’m trying this right now hope it works. :)))