Fruit Frozen Yogurt

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A healthy delicious alternative to the store bought kind.

With some experimentation, I found that using store bought yogurt produces a creamy froyo, while using my home made yogurt, though thick, as in Greek style, will result in an icy-like kind of froyo, still great tasting, though. Just a texture issue. That's probably due to the gelatin like substances in the packaged versions. Also tried to use a bit of both, but found that it wasn't enough to give it the creamy texture, guess it's all or nothing to achieve the creamy stuff.

It's been 3 weeks and I've made gallons of this stuff, blueberry froyo, strawberry froyo, strawberry and cranberry froyo, mixed berry froyo, pineapple froyo, and plain froyo as well. The possibilities are limited to your imagination, and of course, what freezes well!

Watch this quick tutorial, so easy!

200 ml whipping cream
100 ml sugar, divided in 2
1 tbsp orange liqueur
500 grams yogurt
2 cups fruit, strawberries, blueberries,

1. Using a mixer, beat the whipping cream till thick, then add half the sugar
2. Beat again for 2-3 minutes, then add the rest of the sugar until the cream achieves a yogurt-like consistency
3. In a processor or blender, put the fruit in and a quarter of the yogurt to blend
4. Pulse for a chunky froyo, or blend for a smooth one, adding liqueur of your choice for that tangy accent
5. Combine cream with yogurt and fruit blend and mix well
6. Pour into a freezer safe container half-way and freeze
7. After 4-5 hours or when frozen, remove from freezer and mix the froyo to incorporate some air in the mixture, then return to the freezer for a few more hours
8. Remove from freezer and wait 2-3 minutes before scooping it out to serve

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