I used to live upstairs of a Red Mango. Miraculously enough I did not go and get a snack there every evening. Maybe the cold, winter weather had something to do with it. Or pure laziness. Regardless, I made this chocolate Greek yogurt the other night and couldn’t help think about Red Mango, since that’s exactly what it tasted like. I just need some golden grahams and mini chocolate chips to cover it in for it to be real “Red Mango”-like.
The amazing thing about this recipe is that it is low in calories (108!), high in protein, and it is served up without the price tag of frozen yogurt shop. Try this next time you have a serious chocolate craving.
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sweetener (I used 3 splenda packets, but you could use real sugar)
2 tablespoons milk (I used soymilk, but any milk will work)
- Mix the cocoa powder and milk into a microwave safe bowl. Mix and then put it in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute. You just need it hot enough that the cocoa powder will dissolve and mix easily.
- Take the cocoa mix out of the microwave. Mix in the vanilla extract and your sweetner. You can give the chocolate mixture a taste at this point and adjust to your liking.
- Put your greek yogurt into a serving bowl and mix in the chocolate mixture after it has cooled. Once it’s mixed you have the option of stopping devouring your creation… or you can continue and make it a frozen treat.
- Put your chocolate yogurt into the freezer for a couple hours. If you have time, check on it every so often and mix it up. It will develop big ice crystals which need to be broken up (like an ice cream maker would).
- Once the yogurt is frozen to your liking (I only waited about 2 hours, but it’s up to you) take it out and add about 1 T milk. Mix it up real good. The additional milk should help you break up the ice crystals and also make it extra creamy. Feel free to add more milk if it needs it.
- Once it’s well mixed, enjoy! Add cut up fruit or cereal if you really want it to be a “Red Mango” copycat.
Would this satisfy your sweet tooth? What sweet treats do you like to make? Leave us a comment and let us know!