Quick and easy to make, this frozen yogurt bark recipe is the perfect summer treat for those hot summer days. It’s a healthy dessert made with simple ingredients that the whole family will love.
I’ve been making whole milk yogurt bark for a long time! It’s the perfect healthy snack or dessert on a hot summer day when you want to curb your sweet tooth but don’t want to indulge too much!
I swear every time I walk past the fridge, I open up the freezer and grab like 3 squares. It’s blood sugar balancing, full of protein, and SO delicious, it’s hard to resist!
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STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE YOGURT BARK INGREDIENTS
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make this healthy yogurt bark (the exact measurements, nutrition information and full recipe are in the printable recipe card below):
- plain Greek yogurt – I personally like using full-fat Greek yogurt for yogurt bark because it’s thicker, but you can use regular plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt if that’s all you have. Any yogurt you choose I would try and pick one with a higher fat content, so it doesn’t yield such an “icy” texture. Alternatively, you could also try a flavoured greek yogurt!
- cream cheese – typically for greek yogurt bark I don’t use cream cheese, but I wanted a cheesecake flavour in this one! This ingredient is not necessary if you are making a general berries greek yogurt bark, or peanut butter chocolate etc!
- protein powder – I love adding my PEScience protein powder to this recipe! My favourite is the Strawberry Cheesecake flavour, however I have used the Chocolate Peanut Butter for another frozen yogurt bark recipe, as well as the Gourmet Vanilla flavour. Use code “BAILEY” at checkout for money off all their products!
- maple syrup or a little honey – this is entirely optional to use, but I do strongly suggest using it! It sweetens up the greek yogurt, without making it too sweet and adding tons of sugar! Alternatively you can also use agave nectar.
- frozen raspberries – you could definitely mix up the fruit in this, or use fresh strawberries. I used raspberries because it’s what I had on hand!
- graham wafers – I used a gluten free brand. This gives it more of a cheesecake feel! But feel free to omit these if you’re not a big fan!
- optional – fresh berries, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, lemon juice, chia seeds, splash of vanilla extract, melted chocolate, etc.
HOW TO MAKE FROZEN GREEK YOGURT
Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, protein powder, and maple syrup. I love using plain greek yogurt for this and adding sweetener and flavours of my choosing, so I know what’s going into the yogurt bark. If you prefer using a flavoured greek yogurt you can also do that!
Next spread the yogurt mixture out on the baking sheet and add the frozen raspberries and graham cracker crumbs.
Freeze for minimum 2 hours, then break up into pieces with your hands or use a sharp knife or pizza cutter and enjoy!
CAN YOU FREEZE THE HEALTHY FROZEN YOGURT BARK?
Yes, absolutely you can! As you thaw the greek yogurt to room temperature it will turn back into the same consistency pre freezing, so you want to eat the yogurt bark quick! Unless you like it a bit softer, and in that case I would leave the frozen greek yogurt out for a few minutes before eating!
Break into Pieces:Once the frozen yogurt bark recipe is completely frozen, remove the baking sheet from the freezer. Gently lift the parchment paper to release the bark from the sheet. If needed, you can tap it on the counter to break it into pieces of your desired size.
Store in an Airtight Container: Transfer the broken frozen yogurt bark pieces into an airtight container or freezer-safe container. This prevents freezer burn and keeps the bark fresh and delicious. You can separate the layers with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
Return to Freezer:Place the airtight container back in the freezer. The frozen treat will keep for several weeks. Be sure to consume it within a reasonable time frame for the best quality.
GREEK YOGURT VS YOGURT FRUIT BARK
What is the difference between yogurt vs greek yogurt? Well they both contain a lot of the same ingredients.
Yogurt typically contains more calcium and less calories, but greek yogurt contains a lot more protein and less sugar. 1 cup of greek yogurt calories is approximately 130 and is much thicker than regular yogurt.
They both contain probiotics, and support digestion, but are much different when it comes to texture!
IS THIS DELICIOUS TREAT HEALTHY?
This depends on the type of frozen greek yogurt were talking about. If you are ordering from an ice cream store, typically the answer is no. It typically contains a ton of added sugars, making it spike your insulin and blood sugar.
If you make frozen greek yogurt from home, like this yogurt bark, then it absolutely can be made healthy! Here we have added even more protein, fruit, and a splash of maple syrup to keep it low in sugar and full of healthy proteins!
The carbs in frozen yogurt can vary greatly as well. Store bought will have a higher carb content, while homemade will have much less carbs!
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN ENJOY FULL-FAT YOGURT
There are many other flavour combinations you could try for this frozen yogurt bark recipe. Another type I have tested is mixed berry frozen yogurt bark (pictured below).
You could also do frozen mango greek yogurt, banana bread greek yogurt, chocolate banana peanut butter, the options are endless! You could even do a frozen berry greek yogurt smoothie to switch it up!
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 3 tbsp cream cheese
- 1/2 scoop Strawberry Cheesecake protein powder, I used PEScience, but you could use another flavour if you like - it just won't yield the same flavour
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- frozen raspberries, amount of your liking
- graham wafers, crushed, amount of your liking
- Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium size bowl, stir together the yogurt, cream cheese, protein powder, and maple syrup.
- Next spread the yogurt mixture out on the baking sheet and add the frozen raspberries and graham cracker crumbs.
- Freeze for minimum 2 hours, then break up into pieces and enjoy!
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 106mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 10g
The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.
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