I found 4 frozen yogurt recipes I want to try, and this is the first. I made this tonight because it was already quite late and I wanted something where I could just dump the ingredients in and have a pot. I think the quality of yogurt makes a big difference here. I went to Wellcome and bought the one that says "soft yogurt", that comes in a 3 cup package. It's quite sweet already so I shouldn't have added as much sugar as I did.
- 1.5 c strawberries, frozen or thawed
- 1 c yogurt
- 1/6 c sugar (or less if yogurt is already very sweet)
- 1/2 t vanilla
- Blend all four ingredients.
- Pour into ice cream maker and crank continuously until desired consistency.
- Serve immediately! Freeze remainder.
Add 1/4 c mini choc chips 5 minutes before done.
Pictured are the Strawberry Sorbet and froyo, in a side by side taste test. Both of these were winners! Two different textures, two great tastes. Both were equally too sweet - so next time taste the yogurt first...or even the puree w/o any added sugar and then add sugar as necessary.
#2 Chunky Version
I made the batter and chilled it for an hour. It wasn't long enough - it stayed as soup in the ice cream maker. So I let it sit overnight and finished it off the next day. Since it's starting from fridge temp and not near-freezing, it takes a lot longer than the Easy version. But it's worth the wait if you can plan that far ahead. The chunky strawberries in this were delicious.
- 1.5 c strawberries
- 1.5 T lemon juice
- 1/3 c sugar (or to taste)
- 1/8 t salt
- 1/4 c milk
- 3/4 c yogurt
- In a small saucepan, use a potato masher to mix the strawberries, lemon juice, sugar and salt over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
- Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Stir in milk and yogurt. Chill for at least one hour (but better overnight).
- Finish off in ice cream maker, churning for 20 minutes.
3/21/10 I used 1/2 cup of the Soft Yogurt (already sweetened) and 1/4 cup of Tanini brand plain yogurt.