Pumpkin Pie Frozen Yogurt, 2 points+

by DanicasDaily on November 3, 2012

When it comes to Thanksgiving Desserts I honestly never know what to choose.  Do I have the Pumpkin Pie with fresh whipped cream that I can only get once a year or do I dive into the Pomegranate Peach Cobbler just so I can have the ice cream? 

I was totally “that kid” who would ask just to have the ice cream and never eat the cake, pie or cookie that came with it….Ok, well, maybe I’d eat the frosting if it was the “good” kind lol.

This Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie Frozen Yogurt Recipe totally let’s you have it all and it counts towards your dairy servings to boot.  It combines the spicy pumpkin goodness you crave in pumpkin pie and pairs it with thick creamy Greek Yogurt that “mocks” having Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream. 

The only difference is this bowl will only cost you 2 points+ and you can make it as long as you can find pumpkin on the shelves.  You can always buy a can, open it and freeze the pumpkin puree to have pumpkin all year long as well. 

I think this Pumpkin Pie Froyo is delicious straight up, however, it would be even more amazing topped with crushed cinnamon graham crackers and homemade whipped cream.

LOW FAT PUMPKIN PIE FROZEN YOGURT (Print It!)

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 3/4 cups Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree (not the pie filling, just the pumpkin)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp. pure bourbon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until combined.  Pour mixture into the ice cream machine freezing bowl and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

2.  To freeze without an ice cream maker, pour the mixture into a freezer proof bowl.  Cover, chill and stir everyone hour until the desired consistency is reached.

3.  Cover and freeze any leftover frozen yogurt.  You will need to remove it from the freezer and let it stand for about 10-15 minutes to soften before serving.  Enjoy!

Note: Do not use Low-Fat or Fat Free Half & Half or Milk ~ it will make it icy and like ice milk. (I’ve tried, but, found this to be the best combination of fat/fat free). You need a little fat and a little alcohol to keep your frozen yogurt from turning into a rock when you freeze the leftovers.

Makes 12 servings, 1/2 cup each, 2 points+

Nutritional information per serving calculated at caloriecount.com

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STEP – BY – STEP:

Combine all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.

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Whisk until everything is combined and the sugar is dissolved.

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Freeze according to your ice cream makers instructions or freeze in a covered bowl, stirring every hour until the desired consistency is reached.

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Scoop and dive in.

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Craving more pumpkin pie goodness??  Then, check out these Creamy Pumpkin Pie Bites that are just as easy to make and only 1 points+ each.

I am off to hang out with The Husband.  I will catch up with you all tomorrow.

Night all!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

josie November 3, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Great now I need an ice cream maker!! LOL guess I will use my Bed Bath and beyond coupons!!

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DanicasDaily November 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Josie,

Here is the ice cream maker I have – I bought it at Costco and it is pretty decently priced. I like that you can make ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet in under 30 minutes, no ice or salt required.

http://astore.amazon.com/dansdai-20/detail/B0069AO1KU

Danica

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Regina November 3, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I think I’m going to have to try this! Does the brand of yogurt matter to the recipe? Thnx :)

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DanicasDaily November 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Hi Regina,

No the brand of yogurt does not matter – you just need to make sure it’s Greek as that is the thickest yogurt there is. My two favorites are FAGE and Trader Joe’s.

Danica

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suzanne November 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Me too! I definitely need an ice cream maker now :)
I have had success with putting an iced yogurt mixture in a ziplock then putting that ziplock inside a large freezer ziplock 1/2 filled with ice cubes and 1/2c salt. Toss for 10 minutes and voila iced yogurt without an ice cream maker. I’d much rather have a machine make it for me.

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Nancy A. November 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Where do you find Bourbon vanilla extract?

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DanicasDaily November 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Hi Nancy,

I found my bourbon vanilla at Trader Joe’s. You can use regular vanilla as well since it is made with alcohol.

Thanks,

Danica

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Trevor LaRene November 4, 2012 at 10:12 am

LOVE this idea! I will make this soon! (My wife and I love all things pumpkin.)

I have a suggestion for you: Roasted Nut Pumpkin Butter (with Pecans and Walnuts). Simple to make, delicious to eat, and pretty darn healthy (and in WW Points+ it is 1 point per tablespoon.)

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Life's a Bowl November 5, 2012 at 5:28 am

Awesome! We got an ice cream maker as a wedding gift but have yet to use it :( I can’t stop buying and eating anything pumpkin so maybe I’ll finally put it to use!

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Amy B. November 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm

how much does it make – pint, quart? Curious what size ice cream maker you have.

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DanicasDaily November 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Hi Amy,

My ice cream maker makes 1 1/2 quarts and this recipe fills it to the brim.

Thanks,

Danica

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Tami @Nutmeg Notebook November 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm

That looks so good! I keep my Cuisinart ice cream freezer containers in the freezer all the time so I can whip up a batch of frozen yogurt anytime. Have to admit that I have never had pumpkin frozen yogurt but I do love pumpkin.

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Sherrie November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Made this today and sooooooo yummy!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing Danica.. your blog is my favorite!!!

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