If I had to choose a few of my favorite foods they are, in no particular order, chocolate, pizza, and ice cream. I can eat ice cream even while I'm sitting near a window watching a blizzard in the middle of winter.
I wanted to make a cold dessert for the upcoming holiday weekend. So I'm looking for an easy, lo-cal recipe.
Now I'm not that naive -- I know how rich and calorically expensive ice cream can be but I thought if I was going to make ice cream I would make it without the richness.
What am I thinking????? Well it's not as easy as it was some odd years ago to loose extra pounds in a few days. Those pounds seem to hang on to my apron strings so I decided it was not a big deal to make some recipe changes and food sacrifices to fit into my age group.
I couldn't find an ice cream recipe that would actually work if I cut out the cream and eggs. Well then, meet my new best friend, Frozen Yogurt -- and the bonus is the frozen yogurt recipes were easier than some of the ice cream recipes.
I had a lot of strawberries in the fridge and needed to use them soon before they expired so frozen yogurt was the dessert du jour.
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
- 2 pints fresh strawberries
- 1/2-2/3 cup superfine sugar (use less and taste for desired sweetness)
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- 1 TBL. vanilla
- 8 oz. Greek yogurt
- Slice strawberries and add to bowl with sugar, lemon zest and vanilla. Stir well and let the strawberries macerate for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Make extra and set aside to use as a topping.
- Using a blender add the strawberries and pulse a few times to chop the strawberries to desired consistency.
- Add the yogurt to the blender with the strawberries and pulse until the mixture is smooth.
- Transfer to a clean bowl and chill in fridge for about an hour. Then add to your ice cream machine and freeze according to the directions.
- Serve the frozen yogurt with the extra macerated strawberries as a topping.
It's easy, give it a try.
I've shared this with:
Hearth and Soul
Turning the Table Thursday
Joy of Desserts