It's officially summer around these parts, now, school-wise if not weather-wise (it's getting there, though)! This means that over the weekend, Alex and I did a complete deep cleaning of our apartment - dusting, sweeping/mopping the floors, vacuuming, and a big scrub down of both bathrooms and the kitchen. This then led me to want to reorganize everything in the kitchen (the freezer, the pantry, my baking cupboard, etc.). Having a few things that needed made into something in the fridge took priority, however.
Enter in this frozen yogurt. Remember that avocado chocolate mousse I made a little bit ago? This is pretty much the light summer version of that, frozen yogurt style, with a hint of banana. It takes the creaminess of frozen yogurt to a whole new level with the avocado. I can't get over how lovely it is.
Instead of sweetening it with agave as I did with the mousse, I went the all-natural route and used banana and liquid stevia. I really love banana soft serve, so the banana gave it that kind of feel with more creaminess and chocolate flavor.
For this frozen yogurt, definitely use the best cocoa powder you can find (although regular Hershey's will work just fine, too). I used an organic, fair trade, dutch process cocoa that I recently purchased. It was my first time trying it, and I am loving the deep flavor it gives to this frozen yogurt! And no, you can't taste the avocado - the creaminess is the only thing it adds (and healthy fats, don't you forget).
After I made this, I realized I needed to reorganize the freezer, anyway, before I could put this in there (there was no room)! I then proceeded to reorganize the pantry. Love it.
Creamy Chocolate Banana Frozen Yogurt
yields 4 servings
2 ripe avocados, pitted and flesh removed
2 small bananas
6 oz. plain greek yogurt
heaping 1/3 cup cocoa powder
≈ 50 drops liquid stevia, or to taste
1/2 t vanilla
In a food processor, pulse together the avocados, bananas, and yogurt until smooth. Add the cocoa powder and vanilla, and mix until smooth. Add the liquid stevia, mixing and tasting as you go, until you get to the sweetness you desire. Pour the chocolate mixture into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the ice cream maker's instructions. Enjoy!