True story:the dairy item I miss the most is Greek yogurt. It was my go-to snack, filler meal, pre- or post-workout snack, and healthy dessert during vegetarian days. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to find something that is as tasty + filling in the non-dairy yogurt world.
However, in seeking a substitute, I’ve settled on coconut milk yogurt. A few weeks ago, I stocked up on the So Delicious Plain Greek-style. Have I convinced you of my longing yet? 😉 Anyway, shortly thereafter, I was craving ice cream like whoa. This may be a result of my PMS and/or the fact that I’ve had ice cream exactly five times this whole summer. #sadness But I didn’t want to buy a pint of non-dairy stuff and the only such option at the local fro-yo place is peanut butter which is out of the question thanks to the beau’s peanut allergy. =/
So I did what anyone with a persistent craving would do: I got creative.
Now I wish I had photos but alas, I ate this bowl of pink-hued, chocolate-drenched deliciousness right up. Use your imagination though!
ChocoBerry FroYo Sundae
1 6oz c yogurt of your choice
1 c frozen berries, partially thawed
1/4 c+ chocolate chips
Other toppings as desired
Make the fro-yo by tossing the container of yogurt into the freezer. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes. The longer it sits, the more fro-yo-esque it gets. However, 15 minutes will do if, like me, you’re impatient!
Melt the chocolate chips via microwave, stovetop, or…oven! For those of us lacking a microwave and un-inclined to dirty another pan, pour the chips into a 1 c metal measuring cup and bake for about 5 minutes at 300 in either a toaster oven (my preferred device) or regular oven.
Right before your chocolate is melted, place the yogurt into a bowl and mix it around a bit to break it up. Add the berries, mash them in, and mix it well.
Pour Drizzle the chocolate on. The thinner it is, the quicker it will harden. I poured mine all into the center and it stayed liquid for a bit of time.
This was a simple, decadent dessert that felt like a total treat but was definitely less expensive and healthier than going out. Yay for kitchen creativity!