Oh my! If ever there was a match made in heaven it would be raspberry and bittersweet chocolate! Today is July 4th and in the Pacific Northwest we are expecting temps in the high 70′s – 80. So I decided to make my secret recipe for, Easy Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Frozen Yogurt! So of course I decided to make, Raspberry Frozen Yogurt with Bittersweet Chocolate Chunks. I must say that for me, when the fresh slightly sweet flavor of the raspberries melds with bittersweet chocolate, oh my! To me it is the perfect bite, especially when it is cold and creamy!
This year I am on a mission to make my own treats at home. I am trying to save some money but I’m also trying to eliminate extra sugar, waste and extra ingredients that are not good for me. I am focusing on high quality products with no added sugar, fresh Organic produce, grass fed meats, fresh wild fish and NON-GMO products. So when the mood strikes me on a warm Summer day, I make frozen yogurt with Coconut milk yogurt that I make at home or with SoDelicous – non-dairy, unsweetened plain or vanilla yogurt.
My secret is in the jar! I love Bonne Maman Preserves with my yogurt in the morning during the winter when I can’t get fresh fruit. So it makes the perfect choice to use in my frozen yogurt as well. Bonne Maman Raspberry Preserves are perfectly sweet so I don’t have to add sugar to my frozen yogurt. The flavor and the ruby color in the jar is beautiful too. The frozen yogurt melds into a pretty pink hue when it is mixed with the other ingredients.
It just says fresh, light and delicious doesn’t it?
Raspberry Frozen Yogurt with Bittersweet Chocolate Chunks
1 -16 oz container **SoDelicious Unsweetened Yogurt – Vanilla or Plain
3 Tablespoons **Bonne Maman Raspberry Preserves
1/2 cup **Lite Culinary Coconut Milk – SoDelicious
2 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut – optional
1 cup Dark Bittersweet Chocolate – chopped into small chunks
Cuisinart Ice Cream Machine and 1 pre-frozen freezer bowl
Mix all of the ingredients, except for the chocolate into a bowl with spout.
Assemble the machine according to the instructions. Turn the machine on and slowly pour the ingredients into the machine through the hole. Let everything mix and freeze for 25 minutes. Slowly add the chocolate until all is mixed in. Turn the machine off. Carefully scoop out the frozen yogurt into freezer safe containers with lids. I save and re-use my jars from Bonne Maman. I love the pretty red and white checkered lids.
Allow the frozen yogurt to freeze for 20-30 minutes before serving. So go make some - Easy Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Frozen Yogurt!
**Please note that I purchased all of these ingredients and this is my recipe. A typical ice cream or frozen yogurt recipe adds at least a cup of sugar. By using the preserves I get all of the fruit flavor and save on adding sugar to the recipe. It is just a bonus that I love the NON-GMO/unsweetened yogurt and it really doesn’t need sweetener.
Have a safe and delicious Summer! Happy 4th of July!