Banana and Chocolate Frozen Yoghurt (No Churn!)

by Jo

This recipe evolved out of necessity when I bought entirely too much Greek yoghurt for a tzatziki recipe. Whoops! I was feeding a lot of people (around 30) for a BBQ and my fear of not having enough food set in. There is nothing worse than going to a party and there not being enough food to go around for everyone.

But one thing I cannot stand even more than slim pickings is food waste, so I needed to think of a way to use my Greek yoghurt up before it went off, and so I decided to play around with turning the leftover yoghurt into a quick and easy frozen dessert.

Well, necessity is the mother of invention and I am extremely pleased with the result! This banana and chocolate frozen yoghurt is a refreshing and lower sugar alternative to chocolate ice cream, filled with rich cocoa, banana and honey. I have very much enjoyed eating the fruits of my labour!

Banana and Chocolate Frozen Yoghurt Recipe

Better yet, this dessert is all about speed and ease, meaning this is a no churn recipe and you don’t need any fancy equipment like an ice cream machine and I’ve even skipped the use of a food processor. To make this no churn banana and chocolate frozen yoghurt you will just need a bowl, a fork and spoons. It couldn’t be easier to make and in no more than 5 minutes you’ll have frozen yoghurt ready for the freezer.

This frozen yoghurt has a rich and indulgent texture which honestly rivals high end chocolate ice creams. Only this recipe is much cheaper to make at around £1.50 for the lot (Vs a fiver for a tub of ice cream) and is full of wholesome ingredients like fruit and protein packed Greek yoghurt. Ideal for a cold and refreshing sweet treat that isn’t so high in sugar.

Ingredients

  • Serves 2
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 350g Greek yoghurt
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder

Method

To make your banana and chocolate frozen yoghurt, start by peeling your bananas, adding them to a bowl and thoroughly mashing them with a fork until you have an even banana puree. Once this is complete add your Greek yoghurt, honey, ground ginger and cocoa powder to the bowl and mix together until thoroughly combined.

Once mixed you will have a chocolatey looking mixture that smells banana-ry and delicious! Add this to an ice cream tin or freezer suitable container and pop in the fridge to harden. It will be ready to enjoy from about 4 hours time.

Allow to thaw a little once you remove before serving, then scoop out your banana and chocolate frozen yoghurt and serve with some freshly sliced banana. If you’re feeling fancy you could even drizzle over some honey and add a sprinkling of ground ginger on top. Enjoy!

Recipe Overview

No Churn Banana and Chocolate Frozen Yoghurt

A stress free, quick and easy dessert that makes a delicious alternative to chocolate ice cream
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, chocolate, froyo, frozen yoghurt
Servings: 2
Calories: 315kcal
Cost: £1.50

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Fork
  • Spoon
  • Freezer safe container

Ingredients

  • 2 Bananas (ripe)
  • 350g Greek yoghurt
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Ground ginger
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Add the bananas to the bowl and mash with a fork until they are a smooth puree.
  • Add in the greek yoghurt, honey, ground ginger and cocoa powder and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a freezer suitable container and freeze for 4 hours before enjoying.

Alternative Serving Suggestion

This chocolate and banana frozen yoghurt would also work perfectly for making homemade creamy ice lollies. Simply add them to your lolly mould of choice and freeze as per the instructions. I really love metal moulds for the retro feel but there are plenty of lovely plastic lolly moulds available also. Make sure whichever you buy that they are dishwasher friendly.

Optional extra step: whisk!

If you don’t mind a little more elbow grease you can add an extra step to this recipe but using a whisk (hand or electric) to whisk up the frozen yoghurt mixture for a minute or two. This will add air into the mix making it easier to scoop when it comes to serving.

After about 4 hours your frozen yoghurt will be lovely and scoopable, however if left overnight it will become quite solid so I recommend taking out of the freezer 15 minutes before you want to serve it.

More recipes you will love

If you love recipe using chocolate and bananas then check out my other recipes that I think you will enjoy!

Bananas in Frozen Yoghurt

Of course we know that bananas and chocolate are best friends, making this frozen yoghurt absolutely delicious. But in addition to flavour the bananas also give the frozen yoghurt a delicious fudgy texture which really makes it feel like you are enjoying indulgent chocolate ice cream.

I recommend using bananas which are nice and ripe because they are softer and therefore easier to mash into a smooth consistency. Greener bananas will likely result in lots of banana chunks and less of that lovely silky texture. Plus, the riper the banana the more flavour it has.

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