Short and Sweet today.
Just before I left for the Haven Conference in June, Mr. Social Media came home from work one day bearing a gift.
Well. He’s a keeper. But I knew that.
I’ve made a few different batches of frozen delight. We followed the recipe in the booklet that came with the machine to make Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream. I wouldn’t make it again. I did not care for the texture and the fat content was kind of shocking. I feel like Ben and Jerry’s or Haagen Dazs are pretty indulgent ice creams and they only have around 16 or 17 grams of fat per half cup serving. Only? Yeah.
The ice cream in the booklet that came with the ice cream maker had TWENTY-NINE grams of fat per half cup serving.
That’s not right.
Well, the reason I wanted the ice cream maker in the first place was to try and make Frozen Greek Yogurt. Have you tried the Ben and Jerry’s Frozen Greek Yogurts? They are REALLY good. (6 or 7 grams of fat) Try the one with raspberry and chocolate. Trust me.
I’m sharing my latest experiment with you today.
I’d say the experiment was a success.
As long as you have the ice cream maker – and you don’t need to have the same one that I have – this is really easy.
Here is what you need:
1 Quart Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt
Some fruit of your choice
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
Ice Cream Maker.
Blender or Food Processor
(i should probably point out that my IC maker is 1.5 quarts and it is FULL with 1Qt. of yogurt plus fruit and sugar)
As usual my measurements are not very precise. I used Peacharines (a cross between a peach and a nectarine?) because they were ripe when I went to the store and the peaches were not. I was planning to try peach frozen yougurt. . . However, when I got them home – they didn’t have a ton of flavor. So, I added in a bunch of cherries (which are SO good right now). It made a beautiful color.
I put two peacharines and about fifteen cherries in the food processor with a cup of sugar and mixed them together. I added the quart container of Plain Greek Yogurt – I used Low Fat. (it has about 2 grams of fat per half cup serving) Once it was all mixed I just put it in the ice cream maker and let ‘er rip!
Both of my kids LOVED it. I thought it was very good – but it didn’t really taste like peaches OR cherries. . . though it was delicious. What do you think? Does it look like it’s worth a try?
Do you make ice cream in the summer? Have you ever tried making Frozen Yogurt? How about Frozen Greek Yogurt? What’s your favorite flavor? I’m taking requests!