This cake batter frozen yogurt recipe is rich, creamy, and tastes more like ice cream than it does frozen yogurt. This homemade frozen yogurt recipe is the perfect guilt-free summer snack.
Confession: I’ve been on a real cake batter kick lately. I just made cake batter blondies, these homemade Funfetti cupcakes, made this cake batter fro-yo, and have been planning cake batter recipes in my head. I’m obsessed. My obsession extends so far as to look at cake batter pictures from Foodgawker and Pinterest while I’m on the treadmill, watching TV, taking a quick work break, etc. It’s becoming an addiction.
Now, I’ve always loved boxed Funfetti cake mix. I don’t know why, but it somehow just tastes better than other cake mixes–even my homemade ones. There’s something about the fluffy white cake mixed with brightly colored sprinkles that is incredibly addicting. But, I was experimenting in the kitchen, and viola! The funfetti cupcakes I mentioned above? Oh yeah. Way better than boxed cake mix. I’m now a homemade funfetti convert. Anyway, the point is, I love cake batter, funfetti, sugar, etc (as if you couldn’t tell).
This fro-yo treat embodies all of that. And more.
Say it with me: Cake Batter Frozen Yogurt. Oh yeah.
In college, one of my roommates (you know who you are) had this obsession with frozen yogurt, which was perfect because I had the same obsession (had/have–it’s all relative, right?). Glorious Yogurtland was right across the street from campus, which was both a blessing and a curse, and we made weekly runs over there to, of course, test out all of the flavors.
Now that college is behind me (weird) and there really aren’t any frozen yogurt places near me (and when I say near me I mean across the street), I make my own fro-yo. It just so happens my all-time favorite store, ahem, Williams-Sonoma, sold me my little beauty of an ice cream machine last summer so I have no excuse not to make ice cream/frozen yogurt.
I mean, do I never need an excuse to make sweets? Ha, nope. But it’s great to have one.
This recipe couldn’t be easier. And sometimes, that’s just what we all want. An easy and delicious dessert we can whip up at a moment’s notice.
Hello, summer in a dish.
- 2 1/2 cups vanilla greek yogurt
- 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract (optional*)
- 3/4 cup dry cake mix (yellow, white, funfetti)
- 1/4 cup sugar (optional*)
- 3/4 cup sprinkles
In a bowl, mix all ingredients together. Once combined, pour into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions. For my Cuisinart, it took about 20-25 minutes to bring this to my desired consistency.
Eat right away, or store in a freezer container for a midnight snack!
*I love the flavor of almond extract, but it is not completely necessary.
*For the sugar, if you want to be a little healthier, feel free to leave it out. And, for other healthier options, opt for fat free greek yogurt and fat free cream cheese.
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