Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The One With the Fresh Strawberry Frozen Yogurt


My new ice cream maker makes me want to make all sorts of deliciously unhealthy desserts all the time. And I'll get to that. But I thought it might also be good to come up with a (relatively) healthy alternative that I could whip up. And what better to make than fresh strawberry yogurt. Mmmmm.

It's super easy and requires only four ingredients. Ready? I thought so.

Fresh Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 (6 oz.) containers Greek vanilla or plain yogurt*
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Hull and slice your strawberries and put them in a container that has a lid. Add the sugar and toss with a fork. Microwave on high for about 45 seconds. Remove from microwave, put the lid on and shake. The slight heating plus the shaking helps the strawberries to release their flavor and natural sugars, which improves the taste of the yogurt. Let stand, covered for about an hour.
After an hour or so, blend the strawberries and sugar until they are pureed (liquid). Add strawberries, yogurt and lemon juice to your ice cream maker and make as directed.

Keep any leftovers in the freezer and remove from freezer about ten minutes before serving, so it can soften up to frozen yogurt consistency.   
*I like the addition of a little bit of vanilla to the flavor. However, the plain yogurt is also delicious. So it's really up to you and your preferences.

This is really good all by itself. But if you'd like, you could serve it alongside some lemon bars. Because that would be awesome.

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9 comments:

  1. Oh it's so good! We have made it twice now at our house since you made it when you were down last week! Thanks for showing us!

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  2. This looks delicious! I've asked my husband for an ice cream maker for my mixer so I will be saving this recipe to try soon.

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  3. Sounds delicious! I just bought some strawberries so I might have to try!

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  4. Hi Michelle,
    We just love homemade yogurt, I can't wait to try your recipe it looks awesome! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. This looks so tasty and I love how you served it in jars. I’d love for you to share this project on Tuesday’s Tidbits @ Naptime Delights: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/06/tuesdays-tidbits-3.html

    Thanks so much!
    Sarah
    {http://naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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  6. I'm really starting to think I need to get an ice cream maker! This looks so yummy!

    Erin
    takingtimetocreate.blogspot.com

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