Milk Chocolate Frozen Yogurt (left) and Ice Cream (right)
As we both have quite the sweet tooth for chocolate, we knew we had to make a satisfactory chocolate frozen treat. I say frozen treat without specifying ice cream or frozen yogurt because we equally appreciate the two for their inherent qualities: Yogurt has that undercurrent of tartness, while ice cream has that milky sweetness that reminds you of childhood treats. Also, we had a little mix-up when making our most recent batch.
We had every intention of making chocolate frozen yogurt. Our very first frozen adventure was, in fact, a woefully hard-freezing and icy chocolate with pretzels and mini marshmallow frozen yogurt, made from the recipe that came with the ice cream maker instruction booklet. Lesson learned: Don’t make our mistake and use the recipe that comes with your machine. It practically guarantees icy cold disappointment. We felt we needed to redeem chocolate frozen yogurt after that first mess.
However, in the rush to get our batch done in the morning before a busy Sunday afternoon, we forgot to modify the recipe we were using to accommodate the yogurt and therefore forgot all about the bowl of strained yogurt that waited so patiently in the fridge. After acknowledging the bummer, we decided to make the recipe both ways to compare the results.