Carrot Frozen Yogurt

I’ve been having a lot of fun with carrot week. This last recipe was a little out of the box. I mean, have you ever heard of carrot frozen yogurt? Well, I guess you have now 🙂 I know it might sound super strange but I wanted to try something different. I couldn’t find any recipes online for what I was looking for so I tried to improvise and make it on my own. I will write down the recipe below.

Side note: I’ve really been enjoying making both sweet and savoury recipes with my ingredients. It helps to open my mind to the large world of cooking and how you can use one ingredient in so many different ways.

This was an interesting dessert. I had this image in my mind of how it would be and it didn’t totally come to reality. It was a simple vanilla frozen yogurt flavoured with cinnamon and I used mashed carrots. I think that was my mistake. Because there were little pieces of carrot throughout, it gave an odd texture and mouth feel when eating it. I think a carrot puree would’ve been better because you would still get the carrot essence and colour but it would be smooth.

I didn’t completely hate this dessert though. It was super refreshing and had a nice cinnamon flavour. The sweetness and colour from the carrot was there but like I said before, I think using a puree would give a better result.

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2-2/3 cup mashed carrot (puree may give better results)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, with hand mixer, combine yogurt, milk, sugar and vanilla. Mix until sugar is dissolved (Note: you can skip to step 3 after this if you just want vanilla frozen yogurt)
  2. Stir in mashed (or pureed) carrot and cinnamon
  3. Pour mixture into ice cream machine and let it churn for 20 minutes until it resembles soft ice cream*
  4. Spoon into container and pop into freezer for 30 minutes to firm up fully

*If you don’t have an ice cream machine, simply pour mixture into container and put into freezer for several hours until frozen

The froyo in my picture was scooped after the 20 minutes of churning, I was too impatient to wait for it to freeze more haha.

If you make this, let me know what preparation of carrot you used and how you liked (or didn’t like) it 🙂

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