Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Homemade Frozen Yogurt
This is homemade frozen yogurt WITHOUT an ice cream maker. Yes, it can be done!
A few years ago I bought a fabulous Magic Bullet blender and I have been making my own version of frozen yogurt ever since. I usually make up a batch at the start of the week and keep it on hand for quick, healthy desserts and evening snacks. Out of curiosity I Google'd recipes for homemade frozen yogurt and found that most of them contain an enormous amount of added sugar. One i looked at called for 1 cup icing sugar for only 1 cup of yogurt. Many recipes called for gelatin, evaporated milk and even eggs. Why? Yogurt freezes well and quickly without the need for added stabilizers and frozen berries contain such a high amount of natural sugar it seems redundant to add much more. Try it and you will see!
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1 cup frozen berries (I used raspberries this time)
1 tbsp agave syrup
2 tbsp coconut water (optional)
1. Add everything to a blender and pulse until berries are pureed and the mixture is smooth.
2. Pour into a glass bowl that has a tight fitting lid. Tap on counter top to get all the air out of the bottom and evenly spread mixture.
3. Cover and place in freezer for 1-2 hours or until frozen.
4. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and set on counter for 10-15 minutes. Scoop into bowls and enjoy!