Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt Treats Recipe featuring Dannon Oikos

Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt Treats Recipe featuring Dannon Oikos



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The cool chill in the air {and the beginning of September} has me immediately thinking about fall…how about you?

I recently had the opportunity to try Dannon® Oikos® Yogurt and thought it would be a perfect time to break out the pumpkin and put together a fun festive treat for the upcoming holidays.

Dannon® Oikos® is made in the authentic Greek manner by straining out some of the whey, or liquid portion of the yogurt, leaving more of the milk solids behind – this process makes the Greek Yogurt thick and creamy – and the perfect consistency to add to your favorite recipes {in addition to tasty snack it is within itself}. I especially like to use it when making frozen yogurt as it completely eliminates the need for the long straining process that is required with the use of regular yogurt – it is already done for you and ready to use right out of the container.



Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt Treats

Ingredients Needed:

1 1/2 Cups of Dannon® Oikos® Vanilla Greek Yogurt

1 Cup of Canned Pumpkin

2 Teaspoon of Honey

1 Teaspoon of Agave Nectar

1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

1/4 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

1/8 Teaspoon of Nutmeg

1/8 Teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice

1/2 Cup of Milk

1 1/2 Cups of Sour Cream



Place the Oikos® Yogurt, Pumpkin, Honey, Agave, Vanilla and Spices in a blender and mix on high until completely blended – occasionally scrapping the sides.

**note is it important to use the Greek Yogurt in this recipe to achieve the correct consistency**



Spoon into a pie dish or shallow pan and place in the freezer for 1 1/2 hours.



Place the milk and sour cream in the blender. Remove the frozen yogurt mix from the freezer, cut in chunks, and place in the blender as well. Mix on high {or use the ice crush setting if possible} If the mixture is too frozen to blend – let it sit for a few minutes until it starts to liquify. This process takes a little finesse even with a powerful blender – You may need to continuously scrape the sides until the mixture starts to blend on its own. Alternatively, a food processor can be used as well. Mix until the consistency is that of soft serve ice cream.



Spoon into serving dishes and place back into the freezer for 15 minutes to set. Serve immediately.



To make your serving dishes a little festive, cut vinyl can be added to the glass. I simply used my Silhouette, however hand cut vinyl can be used as well. Garnish with a pretzel stick or frilled toothpick for the stem.

The slightly sweet and mild vanilla flavor of the Vanilla Dannon Oikos paired with the pumpkin and spices is a sure treat to kick off the upcoming season. When blended properly it is a smooth and creamy delight.



As the quarts of Oikos® plain and vanilla yogurt are fantastic additives to your favorite recipes, Dannon® Oikos® also offers flavors such as Strawberry, Blueberry, Peach, Honey, and Black Cherry packaged in single serve 5.3-oz cups as well. Plain and Fruit on the Bottom contains 0% fat, while the Dannon® Oikos® traditional blended varieties contains about 3% fat. Both are an excellent source of protein, twice that of most regular lowfat yogurts.

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Comments

  1. Fantastic! I can imagine my little one downing this in a second.

  2. Yum! I’ve been adding fresh pureed fruit or baby food to my daughter’s Greek yogurt to give it some no-sugar-added taste but I hadn’t thought about canned pumpkin. I’m gearing up to make lots of pumpkin cookies this Fall so that would be the perfect way to make use of the little bit that’s left in each can!

  3. Hmm…delicious! My son loves greek yogart, so I will have to give this a try. It was wonderful to hear you mention cooler weather. I am in Austin, TX and it’s been the hottest summer on record and I am not a native to the area…fall please come soon :-)

  4. Yum! Anything pumpkin deserves an A+ in my book but these look really tasty! I’ll be making some soon :)Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh yum! I love you for this! :-)

  6. OMG I love all things pumpkin. This sounds great as frozen yogurt or even just as pumpkin yogurt. I can almost taste it at breakfast with a cup of pumkin spice coffee.

    Thank you, thank you!!

        

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