FROZEN YOGHURT BARK by Amy Whiteford
WHAT IS FROZEN YOGHURT BARK?
Frozen yoghurt bark is simply yoghurt frozen on a tray with lots of different foods stirred through and/or added to the top of the yoghurt. It is very simple to make and can be easily customised to suit taste.
WHAT YOGHURT SHOULD YOU USE?
Any yoghurt will work but I prefer to use natural greek yoghurt and sweeten it with fruit.
IS FROZEN YOGHURT BARK HEALTHY?
Like most foods, not all frozen yoghurt bark is created equally. It will all depend on the yoghurt used and the toppings/stir-ins that you choose to add.
If your bark is made from an added sugar yoghurt with toppings such as candy, chocolate etc then obviously it is not a healthy treat.
If, however, you use plain yoghurt, avoid too much sweetener and add healthy toppings, such as fruit and nuts, then you have yourself a healthy snack.
2 cups Greek Yoghurt
1/2 tsp Vanilla Paste or Extract
1 tbsp Honey (SEE NOTE)
300g Papaya (peeled)
135g (1 cup) Raspberries
35g (1/4 cup) Chopped Pistachios
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Dice the papaya, chopping half finely (1cm pieces) and the other half roughly (2-3cm pieces).
Mix the yoghurt and vanilla in a bowl, add the honey (if using) and then stir through the finely chopped papaya.
Pour the yoghurt mixture into the baking tray and spread in an even layer. Top with the remaining papaya, raspberries and pistachio.
Freeze for 4 hours (until firm). Break the yoghurt bark into pieces and transfer to a freezer bag.
Note Honey is optional and is only there for added sweetness. I usually make yoghurt bark without it. You can miss it out, reduce/increase the amount, or replace it with another liquid sweetener such as maple syrup.