6/3/10

14 Biggest Loser Mint Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt Review

Would you tell someone that they had food stuck in their teeth?  Or if they had food on their shirt?  Would you tell a complete stranger in the store if their fly was unzipped?

I would.

While searching the Internet for frozen yogurt recipes, I came across the one that was featured on the Biggest Loser t.v. show.  The recipe can be found HERE.

Each contestant listed their favorite food and a chef came and made it healthy for them.

I thought this would be perfect, as ice cream is my husbands favorite food ~

The recipe calls for FAGE yogurt, a type of Greek yogurt.

I used my homemade yogurt with skim milk and this is my result:

A slightly thinner yogurt, but otherwise good for a smoothie or ice cream.



It calls for gelatin, which is sprinkled over part of the skim milk.


Easy enough...





Then Splenda is poured over the rest of the skim milk, and heated over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.







When the mixture is boiling (uh....this foamed up very quickly!)

you pour it over gelatin/milk mixture.

Two drops of green food coloring and 5 drops of peppermint OIL were added.  (Recipe calls for 1/4 t. peppermint extract).



The recipe did not say to chill the mixture, but I put it in the fridge for four hours.  It thickened nicely.  With a quick whisk, it was poured into my ice cream maker.

When it was almost finished, some mini-chocolate chips were added.

The ice cream nearly overflowed, so I added the rest of the chips in by hand.

Verdict?

The ice cream was rock hard (due to the high water content), so I had to thaw it out a little.

While it was creamy, pepperminty, not too sweet, and had the right amount of chocolate chips, something was off.

As is "after taste" off. 


The only changes I made to the recipe was using my homemade yogurt and using oil instead of extract.  Hmmmmm...


This was one of those recipes that I debated....Do I post?  Do I not post?

I asked hubby and he said, "Do not post it."

Sorry sweetie, but I'm posting it, 'cause I want other people to know ~

I like making recipes that have been made and have a REVIEW.  While I found this recipe on a couple of sites, I only found two reviews.

Diets in Review

Another blogger made this recipe and changed by adding Stevia and granulated sugar in place of the Splenda.

Could it be the Splenda?  I'm not sure.

Is this worth making?  Not in my book.  My family, however, raved about the Chocolate Frozen yogurt, which I will be making again.   As for a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream, I trust David Lebovitz...

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