Double Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt – Cooking with Kids Recipe

Double Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt - by Little Spoons and Spice

For those of you that recently mastered the art of homemade yogurt, you really need to try this double chocolate chip frozen yogurt.  It’s the perfect treat for a hot summer day.

I love that it can be thrown together in minutes, even with the help of little hands.  Don’t fret if you don’t do the homemade yogurt thing, just grab some plain yogurt the next time you run out.

Does the fam love popsicles??  Try fillin’ popsicle molds for a fun fudgesicle-style treat.  Better yet, scoop frozen yogurt between two graham crackers and refreeze for a yummy ice cream sandwich replica.

I will admit, the kiddos get a bit annoyed every time we make frozen yogurt because they can’t dive in and enjoy right away. The concept of waiting for something to freeze can be devastating for those little minds.  But, how fun to surprise them later in the day with a yummy treat after they forgot all about it.  Their eyes light up and smiles spread across their cute little faces.

OK, let’s start mixing.  Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need:

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Bowl with lid
  • Blender
  • Spoon or spatula

 

AGE APPROPRIATE COOKING TASKS

Every child’s ability varies depending on maturity or cognitive and physical ability.  Parents need to use their own discretion when assigning tasks.  These are general guidelines for the Double Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Younger than 3 years old

  • Name and count ingredients with child
  • Add chocolate chips into yogurt mixture

3 – 5 years old

  • All of the younger tasks
  • Pour ingredients into blender (for safetly, blender should not be on the base yet)
  • Put yogurt mixture in freezer

6 – 7 years old

  • All of the younger tasks
  • Pour yogurt mixture into bowl

8 – 9 years old

  • All of the younger tasks
  • If using popsicle molds, pour yogurt mixture into molds

10 – 12 years old

  • All of the younger tasks

 

FRIENDLY REMINDERS:

  • Wash everyone’s hands!
  • Clean all work surfaces before starting.
  • Leave tasting until the end. Your child might not understand the difference between a ready-to-eat ingredient and a raw unsafe ingredient.
  • It is okay for your kitchen to get a little messy.
  • Keep in mind that your child is learning, so patience is key!

Double Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Stacey Weichelt, RDN, CD

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain yogurt see homemade crockpot yogurt recipe
  • 1/3 cup Chocolate hazelnut spread commonly found as Nutella
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients except chocolate chips into blender. Puree until mixture is smooth.
  • Pour into freezable bowl and stir in chocolate chips.
  • Secure lid onto bowl and freeze. To ensure even distribution of chocolate chips, stir after 2 hours and return to freezer for another hour.

Notes

*If the frozen yogurt sits in the freezer overnight or for an extended period of time, try setting it out at room temperature for 15-20 minutes to make scooping easier.
*If you skip the chocolate chips, return the frozen yogurt to the blender to create a smooth soft serve consistency.

 

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