Peanut Butter Banana Frozen Yogurt


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When we were in Hawaii, we got into this crazy routine of going to frozen yogurt every night after dinner. We became regulars for a week and it was glorious. Casey’s favorite flavor was Taro. He got it every night without fail. Mine? Peanut butter. Unfortunately, there were only two nights out of 6 where they had peanut butter and one of them was Peanut Butter Banana. It was EPIC.

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And then we came home and I have craved that fro-yo since. I’ve dreamt about it… and here it is.

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One thing I added (because I can!) was a swirl of peanut butter. I added a little bit of brown sugar in the swirl to make it a little sweet and slightly crunchy. It’s sweet, slightly tangy and slightly salty. It’s divine!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m about to have one of those CALGON TAKE ME AWAY moments, but with fro-yo.

And we’re off!

Ingredient gathering. This works really well with frozen bananas! They make it creamy and give it a good consistency. I once made banana ice cream out of nothing but  frozen bananas. It’s a great party trick. Try it!

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We start with peanut butter. I used Skippy Natural. Skippy is my jam. I grew up on it. Jif? Not so much. Sorry.

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Everything goes into a blender. I use my Vitamix!

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Blend until smooth!

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Pour into your container. I used a loaf pan for this.

I’m about to order these for the fro-yo I’m gonna binge on this summer. It will probably be easier & portable!

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Put the frozen yogurt in the freezer. Let it chill for about an 1 1/2 hours. Now we make the peanut butter swirl!

Melt peanut butter & brown sugar in the microwave for about 30 seconds on high. Stir!

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Drizzle the peanut butter into the fro-yo and stir.

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Marble effect!

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After the frozen yogurt has set in the freezer it’s time to serve up! I added banana slices to the cup.

Think PARFAITS!

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Other good toppings include & are not limited to: Golden Grahams, graham crackers, peanuts, chocolate chips, marshmallow fluff, hot fudge, whipped cream, walnuts and almonds!! The list goes on…

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The lesson is…when you can’t get the frozen yogurt you want, MAKE YOUR OWN.

 

Peanut Butter Banana Frozen Yogurt

makes about  1  1/2 pints

  • 4 frozen bananas
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt (nonfat is OK)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons vanilla

for the peanut butter swirl

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Mix frozen bananas, yogurt, peanut butter, milk, brown sugar and vanilla in a blender until smooth. Place mixture into a loaf pan and freeze for 1 1/2 hours. Meanwhile make the peanut butter swirl. Place peanut butter and brown sugar in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30-40 seconds on HIGH, or until peanut butter is nicely melted and smooth. Drizzle the peanut butter mixture on top of the frozen yogurt and lightly swirl into the frozen yogurt, making marble patterns. Cover the frozen yogurt and freeze for another 3-6 hours, or until firm.

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  • July 1, 2013

    “Operation Bikini” gone for good

  • July 1, 2013

    Oh that looks so good! I put quite a few PB and banana combos in my cookbook but none that used Greek yogurt. Great thinking. And I love the PB swirl, too! mmmmm, so good!

  • July 1, 2013

    I love alternatives to sugar laden ice cream! Thanks:-)

  • Why have I never thought of making my own fro-yo? Not a big peanut butter fan though, do you think almond butter would work?

    I’m also thinking dark chocolate swirl…

  • July 1, 2013

    I just made banana ice cream with 10 egg yolks, 10!! This looks like a fantastic, and healthier alternative. Love the brown sugar-peanut butter swirl! Fro-yo seems so easy to make!

  • Leena
    July 1, 2013

    This looks great but, Tracy, might I ask if it would work without bananas (i.e. just milk & Greek yogurt)? Or, do the bananas give the fro-yo a particular consistency that prevent it from freezing solid or getting those annoying ice crystals?

    • Tracy
      July 1, 2013

      It will definitely be a little more icy. They help make the yogurt creamier & thicken it up!

  • July 1, 2013

    Yum, yum, yum! This looks so good, I love peanut butter, bananas and yogurt and I love how easy this is. Perfect summer got to treat!

  • July 1, 2013

    God I love peanut butter. I shall duly pin this away for when summer hits here.

  • July 1, 2013

    Oh my gosh, you don’t even need an ice cream maker? This is fantastic! I’m struggling to find good homemade ice cream or frozen yogurt recipes because I don’t have an ice cream maker. Please please please come out with a taro version someday, too :)

  • July 1, 2013

    Guh, I’m making this TONIGHT.

  • Wow, this sounds pretty epic! I’ll have to make this for my mom so she’ll pre-forgive the next annoying thing I do.

    • Tracy
      July 1, 2013

      Sounds like an awesome plan.

  • it will be wrong not to make these ASAP!

    • Tracy
      July 1, 2013

      RIGHT??!!

  • Nicolle
    July 1, 2013

    You may want to check out these containers. They’re like a Ben and Jerry’s container – keeps the ice cream (or Fro Yo I imagine) from freezing too hard and they’re pretty to gift! I filled them with cookie dough at Christmas.

    http://sweetblisscontainers.com/Online_Storefront_New.html

  • Mmmmm! Peanut butter and banana is one of my favorite combinations ever! This sis so easy there is no excuse not to make this.

  • Oh my goodness! I think this is totally perfect for breakfast….nothing goes together quite like PB and bananas!

  • MaryBeth
    July 1, 2013

    Oh wow, and just when I’ve decided to go on a cleanse you pull this beauty out! But it’s high in protein right?!

  • Theo
    July 1, 2013

    Can we add a swirl of chocolate too? or Nutella? I’m a sucker for anything peanut butter and chocolate.

    • Tracy
      July 1, 2013

      But of course!

  • Froooo yoo yes!!! LOOOVE this, going in my freezer ASAP!

  • Shawna
    July 1, 2013

    What kind of Greek Yogurt are you using? We typically buy the giant tubs of Fage at Costco but this time we bought Strauss and it is oh my god tart! I’m thinking tart + PB = no bueno

    • Tracy
      July 1, 2013

      I used Fage. If you want it less tart, I’d add more brown sugar!

  • Helen
    July 1, 2013

    Looks amazing! Do you think it would work in an ice cream maker?

    • Tracy
      July 1, 2013

      Of course!

  • July 1, 2013

    Wow, Tracy! You read my mind – I am totally craving something to beat this heat!

  • July 1, 2013

    For some reason, the only thing going through my mind right now is the chorus to “I just died in your arms tonight” as I picture the torrid love affair I’m about to have with this recipe. Holy crap. Thank you for releasing this into the world!

    • Tracy
      July 1, 2013

      hahahahahaaaaa!

  • Stacey
    July 1, 2013

    Holy Mother of Peanut Butter and Deliciousness. This. I need to make this tonight. Peanut butter with nanners is my favorite thing ever. I’m going to add some Nutter Butters into the mix! You are a genius.

  • July 1, 2013

    This is like a dream come true. I realize you’re making this easy, but would it work in my froyo-ice cream machine? Or should I just stick with your blender method? I can’t wait to make this. Super pumped.

    • Tracy
      July 1, 2013

      You can totally put it in one of those machines after you have all of the ingredients blended together :)

  • Nicole
    July 1, 2013

    Yesterday I wanted to eat all of the dinners you posted pics of…today I suddenly feel the need to make fro-yo…love what you’re doing here, Tracy!

  • July 1, 2013

    Just made this, but a slightly simplified version using bananas, pb, and goat’s milk yogurt. LOVED it, thanks Tracy!

    • Tracy
      July 1, 2013

      Love!!!! Nice improv!

  • July 1, 2013

    I can get used to froyo every night too. :-) I just bought a jar of sugarless pb. Once I get my hands on greek yogurt, I am going to attempt this. For myself. Maybe 1/4 the portion. Cos, you know… I’d better portion control right from the get-go.

  • I am so drooling over this loaf pan full of yogurt. Peanut butter and banana is the epitome of all flavor combos, and it happens to be one of my favorites.

  • July 1, 2013

    Yum! Thanks for sharing. Love it because with a few healthy substitutes it would make a refreshing breakfast! x

  • July 2, 2013

    Looks delicious!!!! Do you think I could make a vegan version of it, using almond milk and soy yogurt?

  • Such a fabulous treat! All my fav flavours in one bowl!

  • Jenni
    July 2, 2013

    Hi Tracy,
    Any idea if this would work with plain 3,5% joghurt (not Greek-style)? The only Greek joghurt in Germany is 10% fat, and not that I shy away from fat or anything, but then I may as well just make ice cream! (Plus it only comes in tiny, expensive containers but I can get a tub of the regular for cheap). Would love your thoughts!
    -Jen

    • Tracy
      July 2, 2013

      That should work!

  • July 2, 2013

    So it seems I already make this for myself, except I drink it through a straw and don’t freeze it. Tracy, you have ALL the best ideas. I’m totally gonna do this but add a Nutella swirl. Let’s get all the swirls on!!

    • Tracy
      July 2, 2013

      Oh my goodness. YES TO THE NUTELLA.

  • Oh man! Got home to Australia yesterday & am already greatly missing Froyo & all things PB & banana. Clearly I need to make this to help with jet lag ;)
    Heidi xo

  • My inner fat kid is in love with this. Banana + Peanut Butter = Romance.

    • Tracy
      July 2, 2013

      My inner fat kid wants to hang out with your inner fat kid.

  • July 3, 2013

    This recipe looks really good. I can’t wait it give it a try.

  • Elianna
    July 7, 2013

    I’m the goofiest person in the world. Meant to make it after dinner, put bananas with SKIN in freezer and forgot about them. Now I have frozen skinned bananas =P

  • Thioni
    July 8, 2013

    I just made this with cookie butter since I’m out of peanut butter…soooo good!

    • Tracy
      July 8, 2013

      HOLY COW. I CAN’T DEAL! That sounds soo good!

  • July 8, 2013

    You could just use old yogurt containers for the frozen yogurt storage – that’s what I do! Works like a charm :) I hate bananas but I’d totally get into the pb yogurt!

    • Tracy
      July 8, 2013

      Hahaha! You and Whitney (ugly green chair) are my banana hating friends! Good call on the yogurt container– I’ll see about doing that next time.

  • Oh yes, this is soooo happening over here!

  • Jenna
    July 26, 2013

    I made this using honey instead of sugar & no milk (with honey instead of sugar in the peanut butter sauce too). Was soooo good!

  • Dayna
    July 29, 2013

    I definitely want to make these, but I am concerned that the texture will not come out right without an ice cream maker. Did you experience any problems with texture?

  • Violeta
    August 19, 2013

    This looks amazing! I’m gonna try it sooooon. :)

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