Cool off with this delicious Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt ... this tasty summer treat couldn't be easier to make!
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I LOVE homemade frozen yogurt! It's so delicious and simple to make, and it's pretty much the ideal treat on a hot summer day.
You know what else I love though? Peanut butter and chocolate! Is there any better combination? I can't think of many things, so it was only natural that I would combine my two faves, right?
This Peanut Butter Chocolate Frozen Yogurt is seriously the stuff that summer dreams are made of. It's so delicious and couldn't be easier to make.
If you've always wanted to try making homemade ice cream, but were intimidated, then homemade frozen yogurt is the perfect alternative. You only need a few ingredients, and there's no cooking required.
Ready to dig in? Then, keep reading for all the delicious details!
These easy recipe requires only five ingredients! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Plain Yogurt
- Vanilla Extract
- Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Chips
Because this recipe is so simple, you need to use the best quality ingredients. For the creamiest results, I recommend using full fat plain yogurt. While you can use nonfat, it won’t be as rich, tangy, or full-flavored.
You can use any kind of peanut butter for this recipe, so choose your fave.
As far as the chocolate chips go, I like to use mini chocolate chips. Feel free to use regular chips though, or even chocolate chunks. Just make sure the chocolate pieces aren't too large, otherwise your Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt be difficult to eat once frozen.
Not a peanut butter - chocolate fan? Feel free to skip the chips altogether to make plain Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt.
You'll Also Need
This recipe requires an ice cream maker. I absolutely love my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker! It’s so easy to use, and I put mine to work mine year round. It was definitely worth the investment.
Tip: store the bowl insert in your freezer so you can make your favorite frozen treats whenever a craving strikes!
How to Make Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt
Okay, let's talk about just how easy this easy frozen yogurt recipe is to make! As long as you can mix a few ingredient together, you can do it. Honestly, the machine does most of the work.
You'll start by mixing together the yogurt, sugar, and vanilla. Once that's smooth, whisk in the peanut butter.
Then, before doing anything else, you need to refrigerate this yogurt mixture for at least two hours. If you don’t, it may not freeze once you add it to your ice cream maker.
If you have an ice cream maker like mine, you’ll also need to freeze the inner bowl. I recommend freezing it overnight for best results. I actually like to store the bowl in my freezer ... that way, it's always ready to go!
After chilling that yummy peanut butter-yogurt mixture, transfer it to your ice cream maker and start churning.
Since every ice cream maker is different, make sure to follow the directions in your owner's manual.
The frozen yogurt should have a soft serve texture when it's ready. If you're using the chocolate chips, you'll add them about five minutes before it's done mixing.
Transfer the mixture to an airtight container, and freeze until firm. You can also eat the yogurt before freezing, if you just can't wait! It will have a softer texture though.
Wasn't that easy?
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt is a recipe you're sure to enjoy all summer long. So make a batch today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions? I've answered some of the questions I’ve received about this recipe below:
Can you use Greek Yogurt to make frozen Yogurt?
I don’t recommend using Greek Yogurt to make this recipe, because it’s super thick. One of my readers tried it, and their ice cream maker stopped mixing before their froyo turned into the right texture.
Can you use nonfat yogurt to make Peanut Butter Chocolate Frozen Yogurt?
Yes, you can use nonfat yogurt to make this recipe. However, I recommend using full fat yogurt, because the end result will be much creamier and will have more flavor.
Do you need to use an ice cream machine?
This recipe will turn out best if you use an ice cream maker. As the yogurt freezes, ice crystals start to form. The constantly mixing ice cream maker breaks up the crystals, leading to a smoother, creamier texture. If you do try to make this recipe without a machine, make sure to stir the froyo frequently as it freezes.
I served this frozen yogurt in my fave vintage glasses. If you'd like something similar, check out these pretty dessert bowls. I also love serving ice cream and froyo in these edible waffle bowls... they’re super tasty, plus there’s no cleanup required!
If you’re looking for something similar to the waffle bowls that you can use all summer, then check out these adorable cone-shaped ice cream bowls … they couldn’t be cuter!
And if it's more summery treats you're looking for, then don't miss these recipes:
- DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar
- Strawberry Ice Cream Cake
- Strawberry Coconut Paletas
- Easy M&M’s Sundae
- Watermelon Popsicles
- Red, White, and Blue Popsicles
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Breakfast Popsicles
- Iced Coffee Popsicles
Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt
- 3 cups plain yogurt (make sure to use full fat)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
- Stir together yogurt, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl.
- Whisk in peanut butter until fully incorporated. Cover mixture and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until thoroughly chilled.
- Add the yogurt-peanut butter mixture to your ice cream maker and process according to the machine's instructions.
- About 5 minutes before the frozen yogurt is ready, add the chocolate chips. Continue mixing until the yogurt has a soft serve texture and everything is well combined.
- Transfer frozen yogurt to an airtight container and freeze until solid.
- To serve, scoop frozen yogurt into individual bowls or cones. Enjoy!
What is your favorite summertime treat?