Blood Orangesicle Frozen Yogurt

orangesicle frozen yogurt
I love when recipes like this blood orangesicle frozen yogurt are inspired by memories.  Childhood nostalgia often inspires my dessert creations.  Orangesicle, dreamsicle and creamsicle flavors overwhelm my memory when I see an ice cream truck passing by during the summer.  I remember ordering these popsicles and instantly smile as flashbacks of double dutch, hide-and-seek and ice cream come flooding back.

orangesicle frozen yogurt

My imagination could not wait to create an orangesicle inspired dessert.  However, my true challenge was making it a healthy and light recipe that grown-ups could appreciate.  This blood orangesicle frozen yogurt recipe ended up knocking that challenge out of the ballpark.  After, I found these gorgeous blood oranges at Whole Foods Market, which are in season now, there was no turning back.

orangesicle frozen yogurt
If you are on a diet or striving for an overall healthier lifestyle, you don’t need to say no to dessert.  And as an adult, you don’t need to say no to fun!  This blood orangesicle frozen yogurt recipe is simple to prepare (literally takes minutes to prep), quick to throw together (only four ingredients), fun to make (swirled ice cream always makes me beam) and absolutely soul satisfying without the guilt.  I knew it would be perfect to share with Yahoo! Shine Supper Club whose January theme is healthy recipes.

So try this recipe tonight.  It feels like a whimsical walk down memory lane that also does a body good.

orangesicle frozen yogurt
Blood Orangesicle Frozen Yogurt

Blood Orangesicle Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients

  • For the Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or a thick yogurt of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2-4 tablespoons honey
  • For the Blood Orange Frozen Yogurt
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or a thick yogurt of your choice
  • 3/4 cup fresh blood orange juice (about 6-8 blood oranges)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons of honey (or more if oranges are bitter)

Instructions

  1. Juice blood oranges and set juice aside.
  2. To make vanilla frozen yogurt, whisk together yogurt, vanilla extract and honey until smooth and well combined in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Pour vanilla yogurt mixture into your ice cream machine and allow to churn according to your manufacturer's instructions.
  4. While vanilla yogurt mixture is churning, prepare the blood orange frozen yogurt mixture. Mix remaining yogurt, blood orange juice, vanilla extract and honey until well combined.
  5. Once vanilla frozen yogurt is finished churning (the mixture consistency should resemble frozen yogurt and takes approximately 15 minutes), remove yogurt from machine and place in a small container in the freezer.
  6. Next, add blood orange yogurt mixture to ice cream machine and churn.
  7. Once blood orange yogurt is finished churning (takes approximately 20-25 minutes), remove vanilla frozen yogurt from freezer.
  8. Alternately scoop vanilla and blood orange frozen yogurt into a separate freezer safe container and freeze until ready to serve.
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Blood Orangesicle Frozen Yogurt
 
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Ingredients
  • For the Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt or a thick yogurt of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3½-4 tablespoons honey
  • For the Blood Orange Frozen Yogurt
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt or a thick yogurt of your choice
  • ¾ cup fresh blood orange juice (about 6-8 blood oranges)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons of honey (or more if oranges are bitter)
Instructions
  1. Juice blood oranges and set juice aside.
  2. To make vanilla frozen yogurt, whisk together yogurt, vanilla extract and honey until smooth and well combined in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Pour vanilla yogurt mixture into your ice cream machine and allow to churn according to your manufacturer's instructions.
  4. While vanilla yogurt mixture is churning, prepare the blood orange frozen yogurt mixture. Mix remaining yogurt, blood orange juice, vanilla extract and honey until well combined.
  5. Once vanilla frozen yogurt is finished churning (the mixture consistency should resemble frozen yogurt and takes approximately 15 minutes), remove yogurt from machine and place in a small container in the freezer.
  6. Next, add blood orange yogurt mixture to ice cream machine and churn.
  7. Once blood orange yogurt is finished churning (takes approximately 20-25 minutes), remove vanilla frozen yogurt from freezer.
  8. Alternately scoop vanilla and blood orange frozen yogurt into a separate freezer safe container and freeze until ready to serve.

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Comments

  1. This looks so refreshing!! I love that you used blood oranges- they give the ice cream such a pretty colour!

  2. Hi Jocelyn! Can you recommend any particular containers for freezing? I recently purchased the Kitchen Aid Ice Cream maker attachment, but I haven’t had good luck freezing my ice cream! Thank you!!

  3. vanilla and blood orange swirled together sounds like a dream Jocelyn! wow! What gorgeous frozen yogurt. And I love that the base is protein packed greek yogurt! Blood oranges are incredible and I can only imagine what blood orange flavored fro-yo is like!

  4. I always have blood oranges as I eat half of one each morning. Sometimes I buy too many so I now know what I will make with them. This is really an interesting flavor that I want to try!

  5. Looks delicious! Do you have any parfait recipes?

  6. Love your pictures! The color is amazing! And of course, the frozen yogurt looks very tempting too! I think my husband will really like this, since he loves tart and tangy dessert.

    • Thanks so much lokness! The thing that truly separates the blood orange from regular oranges is the intense flavor which I happen to adore. It is really so gorgeous, I can’t stand it sometimes. I am sure your husband will love this. It has a lovely tart citrus flavor. Thanks again for stopping by!

  7. Really amazing dessert!

  8. This is so great, Jocelyn!!! I hate to admit it, but I have been craving ice cream…this will be a wonderful alternative! Thanks for sharing this beautiful recipe!!!

  9. Wal Mart had a bag of blood oranges for three dollars. I could not believe it, wish I had gotten more. I will be making this as soon as I get more.

  10. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about ice cream and sorbets – or anything similar like gelato. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

  11. Wow this looks delicious :) I’ll definitely give this ago, I love orange puds :) Thanks for the recipe, can I still make it without an ice cream maker?

  12. This is so awesome! This is already pinned and I’m thinking of heading to Whole Foods. ;-) My boyfriend was just asking me yesterday about making ice cream… and this sounds perfect, especially because it’s healthier! I love the bit of nostalgia of this dessert too. Thanks so much Jocelyn!

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