I love homemade ice cream.
I love frozen yogurt.
So I combined these 2 loves into homemade frozen yogurt. At first I wasn’t sure if using nonfat greek yogurt would keep a good consistency. I thought it might get too icy because there wasn’t a high enough fat content. I was surpised to find out that did not happen. The frozen yogurt was perfect. Perfectly sweet, flavorful and creamy. I was so impressed. I can’t wait for summer and to make lots of different flavors using this same recipe.
I think peach, kiwi, blackberry, and vanilla bean will be on my list to make sooner then later.
About 1 quart
Recipe Adapted from David Lebovitz
“French yogurt is astoundingly good and I suggest you use a good-quality, whole milk or Greek-style yogurt for best results.” – David Lebovitz
1 pound strawberries, rinsed and hulled
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons malibu rum (a raspberry or vanilla vodka would be yummy too)
1 cup non fat greek yogurt( or whole milk plain yogurt)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Slice the strawberries into small pieces. Toss in a bowl with the sugar and vodka rum (if using) until the sugar begins to dissolve. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours, stirring every so often.
Transfer the strawberries and their juice to a blender or food processor. Add the yogurt and fresh lemon juice. Pulse the machine until the mixture is smooth. If you wish, press mixture through a mesh strainer to remove any seeds (I didn’t do this because I like the seeds in the yogurt).
Chill for 1 hour, then freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
*Even after I froze it in the ice cream maker, I like to freeze it in the freezer for about an hour before serving. Just to firm it up a little more. Some frozen yogurts get really hard when you freeze them. Or after a couple days in the freezer they are like a rock. This recipe did not do that for me. It stayed the perfect consistency for the 4 days I had it in the freezer. The day this yogurt was gone, I made some banana frozen yogurt using the same recipe, just subbing banana instead of strawberry. Oh man, that was good stuff too!
Here are a couple of my favorite homemade ice cream recipes, some are mine, some are from Bonnie the Baker:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream
S’Mores Ice Cream
Banana Caramel Chunk Ice Cream
Chai Frozen Yogurt