What do you do when your kids ask for ice-cream for breakfast? You give it to them, especially when it is honey cinnamon yogurt ice-cream! Who says that you can't eat ice cream for breakfast? This one is heavenly and since this gelato is made with greek yogurt, it's high in both protein and calcium which are important for little ones and their growing bodies. So, whenever you want to give your little crew a special treat that's also good for them, just head for the freezer, put a couple of scoops of this "ice cream" into bowls or a cone and watch the smiles light up light up the room. No matter what time of day!
16 Ounce, chilled (I use fage total whole milk greek yogurt)
1 Cup (16 tbs)
1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.
2. Pour the yogurt mixture into an ice cream maker and chill according to manufacturers directions. This will take about 30 to 60 minutes. If you don’t own an ice cream maker, no worries, this mixture can be poured into popsicle molds and frozen for 6 hours or longer.
3. Serve as is or place the mixture in ice-cream tubs, in the freezer to firm up, about 1-2 hours.
4. Serve scoops in bowls topped with fruits if you like.
5. You can also serve the ice-cream in cones, topped with your favorite ice-cream topping if serving as a dessert.
In our house, we eat ice cream any time of day. I'm not talking Haagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry's. The reason ice cream is an anytime treat in our house is because we make homemade an Italian version of ice cream called gelato and ours contains no refined sugar.
My husband goes to our local ice cream store at least once a week to get a cup of yogurt gelato, so we were inspired to make our own version using honey to sweeten it and giving it some added depth with cinnamon.