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Tiger Tail Frozen Yogurt
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Tiger Tail was my favorite ice cream flavor as a child, which was very unusual for me since I love chocolate so much! Here is a frozen yogurt version - my adult interpretation of a childhood favorite.
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: Make Ahead
Servings: 4 Makes 1 pint
Calories: 459 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • zest of 1 orange finely grated (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • pinch salt
  • 3 drops red food color
  • 4 drops yellow food color
Licorice Caramel
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • teaspoons anise extract
  • 3 drops blue food color
  • 3 drops red food color
  • 3 drops green food color
  1. Combine the orange zest and cream cheese in a bowl. Add the sugar and beat well. Add the yogurt, orange juice and salt and whisk to combine and break up any lumps. Add the food color to color the base a nice orange. Chill well.
  2. Make the licorice caramel. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan on the stovetop. Heat over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves and starts to bubble. Do not stir the sugar as it melts and bubbles, but swirl it gently in the pan instead. Just as the sugar starts to turn slightly tan in color, add the heavy cream and anise extract. The mixture will seize up, but it will melt down again. Now stir the caramel together and add the butter. Stir in the food color to turn the caramel black. Remove from the heat and chill to room temperature.
  3. Churn half of this frozen yogurt base at a time according to your ice cream maker instructions. When the frozen yogurt has set, transfer it to a wide container. Drizzle streaks of the licorice caramel over the top and then freeze while you churn the second half of the frozen yogurt base. Add the second batch of frozen yogurt on top of the first frozen batch and let it solidify fully in the freezer. When it’s time to serve, scoop the frozen yogurt perpendicular to the streaks of caramel so you can see the tiger tail design.
Nutrition Facts
Tiger Tail Frozen Yogurt
Amount Per Serving
Calories 459 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 265mg8%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 59g66%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 975IU20%
Vitamin C 31.3mg38%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.