If a homemade frozen yogurt sandwich tastes far superior to its store-bought cousin,there is no question that homemade frozen yogurt sandwich will reign supreme. Velvety fro-yo meets the sweet, the juice of strawberries in this healthy and gluten-free frozen summer treat. Children of all ages will adore that frozen treat. A classic dessert packs creamy,cold slabs of refreshing strawberry frozen yogurt between two deep-chocolate cookies. The complementary flavors of the two key ingredients become one of the most memorable melt-in-your-mouth summer treats. Strawberries are abundant right now,packed with nutrients,vitamin C,biotin and dietary fiber, enough to boost your metabolism.
Eating healthy wasn’t always part of my life. I remember, when I was a kid,my favorite flavor combination was chocolate and strawberry. I used to compete with the other kids in my neighborhood on how many ice creams we could eat daily! I’ve never won,though because my mother was trying to control our sugar consumption! Unfortunately,she wasn’t trying enough,because my father was baking us incredibly delicious traditional Greek deserts with a little twist and we were so happy!
My happiness was about to turn into a sudden shock…Ten years ago,while still being a teenager, I was diagnosed with celiac disease (gluten intolerance), and my adjustment was really hard. To be completely honest, I wasn’t so obedient to doctors orders,but soon I realized I should accept how the things would be for the rest of my life. Ever since,I cook and eat only gluten-free and I enjoy it every single day!
I love healthier treats for my little daughter. She is a two and a half full of energy,adorable little girl ,that always demands for something sweet! If you have kids, I am sure you will understand that some days don’t have the energy to deal with the sugar buzz. You have to improvise, be quick,creative and without using so much sugar.
So I decided to make frozen yogurt with her favorite fruit:Strawberry! It takes few minutes to make it with only 3 ingredients and to make it decadent make the chocolate sandwich cookies. A little bit more sugar for mommy won’t hurt!
From my table to yours!
Strawberry frozen yogurt:
- 4 cups frozen strawberries
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 2/3 cup Greek yogurt
Chocolate wafer cookies:
- 1 cup Gluten free all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon xantham gum (omit if your flour already contains it)
- ½ cup (40 gr) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ cup (50 gr) granulated sugar
- ½ cup (109 gr) packed light sugar
- 6 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter,melted and cooled
- 2 eggs at room temperature,beaten
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
Make the wafer cookies.
Preheat your oven to 165 C.
In a large bowl, place the flour blend, xanthan gum, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and granulated sugar, and whisk to combine well.
Add the brown sugar and whisk again, working out any lumps. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the shortening, butter, eggs and vanilla, mixing to combine after each addition. The dough should come together and be smooth and pliable.
Divide the dough into two equal pieces. Roll one piece of dough out between two sheets of unbleached parchment paper a square that is about 20 cm all around, and about ½ cm thick and place the rolled dough in the freezer for 10 minutes or until firm. Remove the dough from the freezer and cut into shapes( I used a round cookie cutter).
Place the cutouts about 2.5 cm apart on the baking sheets. With a toothpick,poke 5 to 6 holes in the center of each cutout.
Place the pans, two at a time, in the preheat oven and bake until set in the center (about 8 minutes). Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pans for at least 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
While the cookies are cooling,make the frozen yogurt.
Add the frozen strawberries,honey and yogurt to the bowl of a food processor. Process until creamy, about 5 minutes.
Serve the frozen yogurt immediately or transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 1 month.
To assemble the frozen yogurt sandwiches.
Take the strawberry frozen yogurt out of the freezer and let it sit on the counter for 10 minutes. Make cutouts with the same round cookie cutter you used for the cookie cutouts,or just scoop some frozen yogurt on the cookies.
Fresh strawberries can be used in place of frozen, however the fresh strawberries must be frozen solid.
You can deep the upper cookie in melted chocolate and sprinkle toasted almonds.
Adapted by:Gluten free on a shoestring