Pumpkin Praline Frozen Yogurt is a perfect sweet treat to enjoy this Fall season! Real pumpkin mixed with protein-rich yogurt makes for a healthier frozen treat.
What screams Fall more than pumpkin and pecans? These two flavors are my favorite Fall combo. Last Fall I shared my pumpkin pecan muffins. When I heard about the Siggi's yogurt recipe contest through the Recipe Redux I knew I had to make something with the combo and frozen yogurt is what came to mind.
I love ice cream and frozen yogurt. The thickness of Siggi's yogurt makes it a perfect yogurt to freeze. Some yogurts are just too thin and are hard to get the right consistency. Siggi's is also lower in sugar and higher in protein than other yogurts.
I know what you're thinking. I am using low sugar yogurt, but adding sugar coated pecans! Candied pecans give such a great contrast of flavors to this yogurt. This recipe is a perfect marriage of sweet and savory.
I broke out my ice cream maker that I have not used in at least 6 years. It's been six years since we moved and the last time I used the ice cream maker we were in our old house. So, it could have been certainly longer than 6 years! Of course, directions were nowhere to be found and I couldn't remember how to operate it. Thank goodness for Google.
Tips to make pumpkin praline frozen yogurt:
- The yogurt ingredients were chilled already, so freezing was pretty quick in the ice cream maker.
- I expected the frozen yogurt to take about thirty minutes to get to the right consistency, but it took about less than half that time.
- I found it easier to add the pecans once I transferred the yogurt to its final destination rather than adding them into the ice cream machine, but you can certainly add the pecan when the yogurt is churning.
The yogurt fits nicely into a loaf pan. Simply cover the yogurt with plastic wrap if your container does not have a lid like mine. I press the plastic wrap directly on top of the yogurt to decrease ice crystal formation.
Sigg's Pumpkin & Spice yogurt is a savory yogurt, which is a nice change to traditionally sweet yogurts. Maple syrup adds just enough sweetness to make this frozen yogurt a sweet treat.
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By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Siggi's yogurt and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. I received coupons for free yogurt in order to test my recipes.
- In small bowl combine brown sugar, maple syrup, and salt.
- Place pecan pieces into a saute pan and toast on medium high heat for about 2-3 minutes.
- Remove pecans from heat and add butter, and sugar mixture.
- Coat pecan well.
- Pour pecans out onto parchment and let cool.
- Combine yogurt, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
- Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
- Place yogurt mixture into an ice cream maker.
- Add in whipping cream and maple syrup.
- Churn for about 10-15 minutes or until an ice cream consistency is achieved.
- Place frozen yogurt into a freezer safe container.
- Stir in pecans.
- Cover container and place yogurt in freezer for about 3 hours.