Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A Taste of Cate: You cream, I scream, we all scream for...frozen yogurt???

This blog post was first published by Cate Nolan on June 8, 2016. Enjoy today's Taste of Cate!

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It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that NOTHING makes me gain weight faster than ice cream.

Cue the wails and hair-pulling.

Confession time - I have zero will power.

Can we see where this is going?

Weight-producing food + no will power = DISASTER

I keep saying I will buy no more ice cream or gelato. But then Talenti comes out with yet another new flavor that begs to be sampled and then added to the repertoire.

Alas, an intervention is called for.

A few days ago, I saw a Pinterest link with frozen yogurt ice cream sandwiches.
I wanted to post the gorgeous photo, but I wasn'tt exactly sure what the regs are about putting Pinterest pins on Blogger, so I Googled and found out it actually came from this website.

Frozen Strawberry yogurt sandwiches.

She has a recipe on the site if you want to go for a more traditional treat.

I did mine a little differently. I didn't want ice cream sandwiches. I just wanted something like gelato or ice cream that didn't have a week's worth of sugar in one serving or a calorie count to rival the national debt.

I decided on two varieties.

 First the less healthier choice (But OH SO GOOD!)
I bought Chobani Coconut Greek Yogurt.
150 calories
13 grams of sugar
12 grams of protein

I mixed in sliced almonds (1 g of sugar), unsweetened coconut  (< 1g of sugar) and Ghirardelli's chocolate chips (6 g sugar/ 1 g protein).

For the second one, I used Siggi's vanilla yogurt and Chobani Plain Greek.

Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt.

90 calories
4 grams of sugar
15 grams of protein


100 calories
9 grams of sugar
14 grams of protein

So because I combined them, per serving I had
95 calories
6.5 grams of sugar
14.5 grams of protein

 I added fresh strawberries and Girardelli dark chocolate chips.

Compare that to my favorite gelato:
For the same size serving:

360 calories
46 grams of sugar
6 grams of protein


The homemade frozen yogurt concoction had sort of a soft serve consistency that was really delicious. But it was also really delicious before it made it to the freezer! ;)

I know, I know - I should have just had the strawberries or even the strawberries and chocolate chips. But it's summery weather (finally) and it is a truth universally acknowledged that in summer, ice cream is a necessary evil.

Thought? Encouragement? Condemnations for my weak-willed spirit?


  1. I love mixing fruit and all kinds of things into my vanilla yogurt, but I rarely think of freezing it. Great ideas!

  2. This has gone to my favorites. I got Armadillos (a local ice cream shop) on my way home from yoga last night. A bit counter productive, but we all need a treat sometimes.

  3. Yogurt and fresh fruit is a great breakfast but freezing it for a summer treat in the afternoon will be even better.