Healthy Berry Frozen Yoghurt Bark

This healthy dessert recipe has only two-ingredients. It's gluten-free, refined-sugar free and perfect for summer, or for using up a tub of yoghurt that's about to expire. Use a good quality yoghurt to up the probiotic content!

Were you ever a sucker for the “frozen yoghurt is definitely a healthier choice than ice cream” trap? It’s just so easy to fall into. Never in your wildest dream would you think that fruity frozen yoghurt would have the same if not more sugar than ice cream. I mean, there’s pictures of berries and fruit on the front and something written about the benefits of probiotics!

But alas, like with most foods that are marketed as a healthier choice, frozen yoghurt is rarely as good for you as it’s made out to be. In fact, most brands of frozen yoghurt really are just glorified ice cream waiting to trap an unsuspecting health-conscious shopper. 

Meanwhile, many brands pass themselves off as being a low-fat alternative to regular ice cream. But they usually fail to mention the large amount of sugar that’s added instead. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s very difficult to shop healthy these days. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love to indulge in the odd bowl (or pint, hehe) of ice cream, and I love those frozen yoghurt places where you get to choose your own toppings. But these are definitely moderation foods. 

So while trying to create my own healthier version at home that I could enjoy more frequently, I threw some berries in a tub of yoghurt that was about to expire and placed it in the freezer overnight. Unfortunately, I ended up with a rock solid block of frozen yoghurt that I quite literally bent a spoon on.

Oops. 

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The taste wasn’t half bad, it was just far too solid to eat. I then experimented with mixing in some milk and putting the mixture in smaller containers before freezing. I sacrificed another spoon trying to eat it. 

Then I had the bright idea of thinly spreading the mixture before freezing, similar to the way chocolate dessert bark is made. Lo and behold, homemade frozen yoghurt that doesn’t bend spoons! Not only is it easy to make, great for meal prep and perfect for summer, it’s super versatile. You can play around with lots of different types of fruit including:

  • passionfruit
  • mango
  • peaches 
  • strawberries 
  • banana
  • acai 

So the next time you need to use up a tub of yoghurt that’s near expiry, or you’re just feeling like a healthy frozen dessert, try this super healthy and incredibly easy frozen yoghurt bark. 

Berry Frozen Yoghurt Bark
Serves 4
Frozen yoghurt with all the flavour and none of the added sugar for a healthy dessert or summer breakfast.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups greek or natural yoghurt
  2. 1 cup frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries etc)
  3. Optional: sweetener or your choice (stevia, honey, maple syrup etc)
Instructions
  1. Line a large baking tray or sheet with baking paper. You may need two depending on their size.
  2. If using sweetener, add to yoghurt and mix until combined.
  3. Place yoghurt on top of baking paper and spread out into a thin layer (about 2cm thick) with a spoon.
  4. Place berries on top of yoghurt, taking care to spread evenly.
  5. Place in the freezer for two hours.
  6. Once set, take baking paper out of tray and drop on a clean bench top to break yoghurt slab, or break with hands.
Notes
  1. If things in your freezer develop a "freezer taste," try lining a large airtight container with baking paper instead, and sealing before placing in the freezer. This will need 3+ hours to set.
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