What’s better than cold, creamy homemade frozen yogurt? Baileys, Banana and Chocolate Frozen Yogurt. I made some last night and it was good. I mean really, really good. It was all I could do to keep myself from having some for breakfast this morning. Instead, I am impatiently waiting for dessert tonight.
For some reason, bananas have a magical quality that prevents them from getting icy in the freezer. It’s probably why frozen bananas make such delicious delicious smoothies. (Jamba Juice obviously found this out a long while ago.) You can make this frozen yogurt with or without an ice cream maker. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, your frozen yogurt will be a touch icy, but still creamier than you’d expect. It’s the bananas and the Baileys, which keeps it from freezing completely. And some grated chocolate adds a little bit of texture and just the right amount of chocolateyness.
My favorite frozen yogurt to date!
Baileys, Banana Chocolate Frozen Yogurt
1 cup chocolate chips (milk or dark – your preference)
1/2 cup honey
1 cup Baileys Irish Cream
5 small bananas, ripened and refrigerated (don’t worry if they turn a bit brown)
1/2 tsp. fine-grain sea salt
2 cups Greek Yogurt (I used Fage 0%)
Place the chocolate chips in a food processor and pulse until the chocolate resembles large oreo cookie crumbs (which you could also use here if you’ve got them).
Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and blend until smooth. Use a spatula to gently mix the batter to get the air bubbles out.
If you’re using an ice cream maker, add the batter to the machine and follow your machine’s instructions. If you’re not using an ice cream maker, transfer the batter to a container, tightly seal and freeze for at least 8 hours.
Makes about 4 – 5 cups frozen yogurt, depending on the size of your bananas.