Honey Pineapple Greek Froyo

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on May 31, 2013

 

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Well today is a beautiful day here where we live, so I thought this froyo would be perfect to share!  This froyo is so bright and sunshiny, I just love it.  And not just because it looks pretty, but because it is so good.  I was enjoying a bowl of honey Greek yogurt and fresh pineapple when I realized it would be an awesome combo frozen.  And now here it is 🙂

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Here is my disclaimer though.  If you’ve ever made a healthier version of ice cream you’ll know what I’m talking about.  You see how my pictures look like I scooped this awesome froyo?  Well I didn’t actually.  As soon as it was done in the ice cream machine I scooped it onto a chilled baking sheet and then froze it until solid.  The first time I made this I used fat free yogurt and it froze as solid as ice.  The second time I made this I used 2% and it was still pretty solid, but a little better.  I’ve written it into the recipe, but I think the best way to serve this might be to pour it into a loaf pan and when ready to serve dip the pan into hot water to remove the froyo, then slice it with a serrated bread knife.  That way the froyo can sit for a couple minutes and be perfect to enjoy without having to chisel it out of a container.

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Now that that’s out of the way, I really hope it wont stop you from trying this frozen yogurt.  It’s so delicious, and good for you it can hardly be called dessert.  Even as a low fat treat it’s still thick and creamy and being so high in protein this makes a great snack that will fill your craving for something sweet, but also fill you up too.

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So even if it’s not sunny and nice where you are, save this recipe for when it is because it will be so perfect this summer.  Trust me! This Cinnamon Fried Pineapple also looks fantastic!

Enjoy!

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Honey Pineapple Greek Froyo
Author: Heidi @ Food Doodles
Ingredients
  • 3 C plain Greek Yogurt low fat is fine, but higher fat yogurt will be easier to "scoop"
  • 1/3 C mild flavored honey + 1 tbsp extra
  • 1-2 tbsp pineapple juice or lemon juice
  • 2-3 C fresh pineapple chopped into small bite sized pieces and frozen overnight
Instructions
  1. In a bowl stir together the Greek yogurt, 1/3 C honey(reserving the 1 tbsp for another use) and pineapple or lemon juice. When fully combined place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, until ready to make froyo.
  2. When ready, freeze the froyo according to your ice cream makers directions. When the froyo is almost done, remove the chopped pineapple from the freezer and drizzle with the extra honey. If you're able to, drop the pineapple into the machine and let it mix. If your machine is not able to handle it, stop the machine and stir in the frozen pineapple by hand. Pour mixture into a chilled loaf pan or another container and place in the freezer until completely frozen.
Recipe Notes

To serve either let the froyo warm up for 10-15 minutes before trying to scoop or dip the loaf pan into hot water to loosen the froyo. Remove the frozen yogurt and slice with a sharp serrated knife. Let sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.

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1 Nicky June 27, 2021 at 22:05

Looks great. I’d like to try. What size of ice cream maker do you need for this. I have a 1 quart. Do I need to reduce? Thanks

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2 Erin @ Food Doodles June 28, 2021 at 11:25

It should be able to fit everything except for the pineapple. You only add that are the very end so you could mix up the froyo and then remove it to the freezing container and stir in the pineapple there.

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3 Nicky June 28, 2021 at 23:50

Thanks so much for your response. I ended up making 2/3 the recipe. It turned out fantastic! I made it with canned pineapple and even though it tasted great as is, I decided to thicken the extra pineapple juice from the can with some lemon juice and a touch of extra honey. Boiled it for a few mins with a bit of cornstarch and cooled it. I drizzled some of that inn at the end and gave it a gentle stir before putting it in the freezer to make some ribbons of pineapple flavour. Love it! Thank you

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4 Erin @ Food Doodles July 1, 2021 at 13:12

Ooh, that sounds delicious! What a great idea. Thanks for the tip and for your review! 🙂

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5 sam steven October 22, 2018 at 04:18

This recipe is so divine!!! Thanks.

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6 Kim Taylor December 23, 2015 at 21:10

This is just heavenly. Thanks for sharing!

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7 Pamela McLellan July 23, 2015 at 16:36

Can I relplace fresh pineapple with canned and how much? thanks ! I live in AZ too and any of the tropical fruits taste so good in this heat. wonder how guava froyo would taste???????

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8 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 29, 2015 at 11:52

Sure you can, but the flavor will be way better with fresh 🙂 Just use the same amount if using canned 🙂 Guava froyo sounds amazing!

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9 Sean Williams June 6, 2013 at 15:20

froyo trumps ice cream any day!

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10 TiffanyAzure@CremedelaCrumb June 3, 2013 at 21:05

Frozen yogurt is my weakness… this looks soooo yummy! Definitely making this pronto!

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11 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today June 2, 2013 at 15:20

I am so yealous, for the weather and ice creams 🙂 It was cold and rainy over here, I can’t wait for hot summer days to come.

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12 Eat Good 4 Life June 2, 2013 at 11:36

This is just perfect for the upcoming weather. I love making any Greek yogurt type of ice cream, it is just my favorite.

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13 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} May 31, 2013 at 18:34

This does look perfect for summer! Honey+pineapple is such a great combination.

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