Saturday, August 25, 2012

Vanilla-Strawberry Frozen Yogurt


 One of my favourite things to do, when I head to the mall, is to stop for frozen yogurt. I just love the creamy, tangy, fruit filled frozen goodness. As much as I love ice cream, sometimes a girl just needs to have something delicious, that she doesn't have to feel so guitly about, LOL. We've been so busy this summer, that I totally neglected my ice cream machine. There it sits in the cupboard, while the bowl sits in the freezer. Waiting, longing to be put to work. I took the time this week, to make something yummy for us. I had tried making frozen yogurt about 4 yrs ago, and found it wasn't quite creamy enough, so I decided to tweak the recipe a bit. The result was a creamy delicious tangy concoction.


I decided to go with Greek yogurt, since it is thicker and creamier and threw in a bit of heavy cream, just to help smooth it out a bit and to give the yogurt a satiny feel on the tongue. Vanilla and strawberry seem to be a hot trend right now, so I decided to go with it and I loved the combination of flavours. Not just your ordinary frozen yogurt here!

Vanilla-Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
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3 C sliced fresh strawberries
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2/3 C sugar
pinch of salt
1 vanilla bean
1/2 C heavy cream
1 1/2 C vanilla Greek yogurt

In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, bring strawberries, lemon juice, sugar and salt to a boil. Cut vanilla bean in half, length wise and with the tip of a pairing knife, scrape out the seeds. Add seeds to the strawberry mixture. Cook until sugar has completely dissolved; mashing berries as they heat up. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

Once strawberries are cool, combine them in a large bowl with the Greek yogurt and cream. Refrigerate at least 4 hrs, to over night; before freezing. Carefully pour into your ice cream machine and freeze according to manufacturer directions (approx 25-30 mins). Serve immediately, or transfer to a plastic container and place in freezer, until later use.

Makes about 1 quart


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Lois Christensen said...

That looks delicious! Love the use of Greek yogurt! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

Krista said...

Mmmmm...this looks perfect for today. It's quite hot here! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

Marlys-thisandthat said...

This looks delicious. Now I just have to get an ice cream maker. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.