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Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt

Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt

I’ve been on a frozen yogurt kick lately and while we love going out to our favorite frozen yogurt place, it can really add up! My ice cream maker has been begging for me to put it to use since the summer started and it was finally time to bust it out! I love making homemade ice creams, but I don’t always want to spend so much time prepping a custard base and all that jazz. This frozen yogurt is incredibly easy to prepare and doesn’t require any preparation on the stove top, you just simply mix a few ingredients in a bowl and it goes right into the ice cream maker! I went with vanilla because it’s the perfect vehicle for any topping from fruit to nuts, chocolate, caramel sauce, etc…Oh and I couldn’t forget a vanilla bean. Is there anything more gorgeous than those specks of vanilla bean?!

Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt

I was recently contacted by the folks over at Stonewall Kitchen to see if I wanted to try one of their newest food products. I first discovered Stonewall Kitchen at Crate and Barrel when I bought some of their specialty jams and thought they were so yummy so of course I said I would love to try a new product! They gave me a list of and my eyes immediately went to the Vanilla Chai Caramel Sauce. I mean, hello! So many good things. Vanilla, chai, and caramel all mixed into one delicious sauce. I was all over it!

Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt

I was pleasantly surprised with how tasty this sauce was. You can really taste the chai spices. This sauce adds great flavor to any ice cream or treat and it was definitely the perfect addition to this frozen yogurt! Stonewall Kitchen is so nice too because they want to send one of you a jar of their Vanilla Chai Caramel Sauce too! Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter!

Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt

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Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt

Prep Time: 25 minutes (plus chill time)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups whole fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

Directions:

  1. Be sure to prepare the bowl of your ice cream maker by sticking it in the freezer about 24 hours in advance to making the frozen yogurt. In a large bowl, whisk together the half and half, milk, and the sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Then whisk in the yogurt. Use a sharp knife to scrape the vanilla beans out of each half ofthe vanilla bean into the bowl and stir until well-combined.
  2. Pour the yogurt mixture into the bowl of the ice cream maker and freeze accodring to the manufacturer's directions (I let mine churn for about 25 minutes). Place the frozen yogurt into a freezer-safe container and then let set in the freezer after churning for at least 3 hours.

Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt

Disclaimer: Stonewall Kitchen sent me a jar of their Vanilla Chai Caramel Sauce to try. I was not compensated for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

   

10 Responses to “Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt”

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    Gourmet Getaways — August 4, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Cold, yummy, healthy and quick! This is great for an ice cream craving! Thank you!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

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    Choc Chip Uru — August 4, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Oh wow, you make frozen yoghurt look too indulgent :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — August 4, 2014 at 10:32 am

    AMAZING! It’s like I can taste it already.

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — August 4, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    I like the idea of no prep!!! Yum!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — August 4, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    This looks great. I haven’t made ice cream this summer yet either. I really need to get on that.

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche — August 5, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    i wish it was hot enough here to justify having frozen yogurt.. looks delicious and i love that chai sauce!

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    Ramona — August 10, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Looks like a perfect summer treat. :)

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    Liz — August 10, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I have that same jar of caramel sauce! I cannot wait to dive in!

    PS…your frozen yogurt looks wonderful! And SO easy!

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    Cindie B — August 11, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    If you are ever in Maine, go to the Stonewall Kitchen main store in York. They have a huge showroom with samples, a Café and a Cooking School. it’s a wonderful place, I am only allowed to go once a year…I love cooking stores!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — August 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Hold the phone — vanilla chai caramel? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?! I NEED this NOW.

    Also, confession time: I actually prefer froyo over ice cream sometimes. I know, right?! It’s just lighter, smoother, and tastes better to me — call me crazy (I’m aware). Plus, if it has flecks of vanilla beans like this does, I’m done for.

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