Celebrate World Nutella® Day and National Frozen Yogurt Day with this easy-to-make treat.
Are you ready for the big day tomorrow? No, I am not talking about the Super Bowl. This is even bigger! February 5th is not only National Frozen Yogurt Day, it’s also World Nutella® Day this year.
Frozen yogurt is good. Nutella® is great. But added together? That’s right – the combination dwarfs the Super Bowl.
I love to make frozen yogurt, mostly because I am basically lazy. It’s easier to make frozen yogurt than it is to make ice cream. You will find a few unusual frozen yogurt recipes above. Like those, you can’t just go to the store and purchase a gallon of Nutella® Frozen Yogurt. But that’s ok because homemade leaves out all the fillers and preservatives – letting the Nutella® taste shine through.
Nutella® Frozen Yogurt Tips
Try to remove most of the skins from the hazelnuts before toasting. The easiest way to do this is to rub the nuts with a clean towel. Most of the skins will come off.
Don’t try to chop the nuts with a paring knife. If you don’t have a nut chopper do what I do:
- Place the nuts in a zip top bag
- Make sure all the air is removed
- Wrap the bag in a towel and place it on a solid surface
- Coarsely chop the nuts by hitting the towel with a meat tenderizer or hammer. Don’t get carried away, we want chopped nuts not nut flour!
I use half Greek yogurt and half regular low-fat yogurt. The Greek yogurt thickens the mixture but also adds a strong tang though, that some people may not like. If you prefer a sweeter product, increase the sugar up to 1 cup or use a mild, pre-sweetened yogurt like vanilla or honey flavored.
- Large handful of hazelnuts
- 1 cup plain yogurt (low-fat is fine, avoid non-fat)
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup Nutella®
- ½ cup superfine sugar
- ¼ cup miniature chocolate chips
- Remove skins from hazelnuts. Toast nuts in a non-stick pan until lightly browned. Set aside to cool.
- Combine yogurts, sugar, and Nutella® in a blender and process until smooth. Or combine using a wire whip.
- Chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
- Chop nuts.
- Make frozen yogurt following your ice cream maker directions. Add nuts and chocolate chips during the final 5 minutes. This step took about 30 minutes using my Cuisinart® ice cream maker.