Sunday, June 21, 2009

Frozen Yogurt Recipe

I've had several requests for this recipe, it's super easy, and yummy! I use organic yogurt. I've used both plain and vanilla flavored with good results. I think our favorite is a mixture of part plain, part vanilla--heavier on the plain.

I buy a LARGE container of yogurt. It is probably about 5 or 6 cups worth. Line a colander with cheesecloth and dump the yogurt into the colander. Use the ends of the cheesecloth to cover the top of the mound of yogurt. Place the colander in a bowl (you seriously don't want to skip this step--and no, I haven't made that mistake, but it wouldn't have been unfathomable!) I usually try to leave the yogurt overnight and end up straining more than a cup of whey out of it.

Stir 3/4 to 1 cup of sugar into 4 cups of the strained yogurt. We usually use closer to 3/4 cup with the vanilla, but slightly less than 1 cup with the plain. We like it on the tart side. Stir it until smooth and then put it back in the fridge for about an hour.

Put the mixture into your ice cream freezer and start it up! My freezer usually takes about 20 minutes to get the right consistency. I serve it promptly with fresh berries on top--raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, they're all great!

If you have any leftover (we usually don't), you can put it in a covered container in the freezer. I find it is better if you let it warm a little before you serve it from the freezer. The flavor is better when combined with a softer consistency.

I find it hard to believe that just two ingredients can make something so yummy! Feel free to add vanilla or anything else you want... We've decided that we really like it simple. The lack of any extra ingredients enable you to appreciate the full effect of the tart flavor of the yogurt combined with the sweet berries!

If you make this, please send me your feedback and any changes you made! I'd love to try your variations as well.


honeypiehorse said...

PEOPLE - making ice cream and froyo is only easy if you have an ice cream maker!!!

Bebe said...

Yes, HPH, that's true. It certainly helps to have an ice cream maker. But you could always use the tin can and ice thingy and do it the old fashioned way! :)

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