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?!
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!
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
Prep Time: 25 minutes (plus chill time)
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.