Sunday, July 1, 2012

Homemade Quadruple Berry Frozen (Greek) Yogurt

Mixed Berry Frozen (Greek) Yogurt
 As part of my summer of adventure, I wanted to make my own frozen yogurt!  I LOVE frozen yogurt (like love so much could eat it for multiple meals a day), and wanted to find the perfect recipe using local healthy ingredients.  I LOVE berries, and knew my first attempt had to use these delicious summer treats. 

So Once this indulgence arrived in the mail, I set off to find the perfect recipe!  

I have been scouring the web for a great greek based frozen yogurt, and to be honest I was coming up empty handed all around!  I really wanted a recipe that used local ingredients (in my case berries that have been freshly picked and are waiting for me in my freezer) and was the perfect aspect of sweet and tangy.

I found a glimmer of hope when I came across Pink Parsley's recipe for strawberry frozen yogurt.  It had the makings of being the perfect recipe, however I don't have a food scale and wanted to use the mixed berries I have available in my freezer.

So off I went to try to not only make frozen yogurt for the first time, but also create my own recipe!  I love to create recipes (much to my husbands disliking) so I felt good about what I was up against!  (TIP: I was also told when making frozen yogurt or ice cream you want to make the mixture into your favorite milk shake and then freeze).  Below is the recipe and instructions, and my oh my is it good!  You must run (don't walk) to your local farmers market to pick up seasonal berries to try this recipe!   

Quadruple Berry Frozen Yogurt

Berries, Strawberry infused vodka, sugar

  • Healthy heap (between 3 to 5 cups) of your favorite frozen berries (I used Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries & blackberries).
  • 1/2 cup of sugar 
  • 3 tsp vodka (I used homemade strawberry infused vodka, but you can use whatever you have on hand)
  • 1 1/4 cup of 0% greek yoghurt (my brand of choice is fage) 
  • Pinch of Salt 
  • 1/2 fresh lemon juiced  

  1. Make sure your ice cream maker is prepared according to the manufacture instructions (in my case I froze the bowl overnight)
  2. Combine frozen berries, sugar and vodka in a bowl and let sweat for aprox 1 hour (until the sugar turns into a syrup) 
  3. Take frozen berries and blend until smooth in a blender or food processor 
  4. Add Greek Yoghurt, salt and lemon juice to blended berry mixture and fully blend everything.
  5. Take your mixture and add to your ice cream maker (I have the kitchen aid attachment) and let mix for 15 to 20 minutes
  6. Once mixture has taken a soft frozen consistency, transfer to your containers and freeze for an additional 1 to 3 hours.  
  7. Enjoy!     
Everything blended together and ready to chill!
The great chill begins!
Action shot!!!

All packed up in Jars and ready to finish chilling in the freezer!

Ready to eat!

 The perfect Sunday treat!

All photos taken on my iPhone and filtered through Instagram!  

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