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Fresh Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

fresh straw froyo As a mom, I’m pretty generous with my kiddoes when it comes to treats. I didn’t really grow up eating lots and lots of sweets, but I always craved them, and gobbled them up whenever they were available. Ice creams, cakes, cookies and anything baked were definitely luxurious items for us kids. I grew up eating fresh sliced fruits, like papayas and star fruits. Cakes, ice-creams and doughnuts were just once or twice type of treats. While my kids don’t get sweets daily, I definitely allow them to indulge on the weekends. I noticed that with my daughter, she’d actually stop eating, even ice-cream when she’s full. She’d walk away and tell me that she has enough. Not a bad trait to learn early on :)
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As soon as I was on my own, and was able to basically fill up my own refrigerator, one of my absolute indulgences is ice-cream. Even during a period of my life, when I was 20 something, counting calories and spending 2-3 hrs per day working out, I ate ice-cream. I might not have butter, soda pops, or potato chips in my house, but I always had several flavors of ice-creams in my freezer.  Instead of going for the full-fat ice cream, I started venturing out to the low-fat version, the no-sugar version (yikes! Just yikes!), and some other “healthier” version. That’s also when I started eating low-fat frozen yogurt. As soon as both of my kids turned one, I couldn’t wait to share the wonderful world of frozen treats. This was one of the first frozen treats that I made for my daughter as soon as she turned one. I have used whole milk and reduce fat plain yogurt, and both turned out successfully. I have not tried it with the fat-free version, but my guess is that it would work out just fine, it would just be less creamy. I was pretty happy to follow the suit and shared this with my son as soon as he also turned one this past May. Strawberries have been in abundance and beautiful this summer, so I was able to make several batches of this treat to enjoy this summer.

Fresh Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Yield: 1 quart

Ingredients:

1 pound (450g) strawberries, rinsed and hulled
2/3 cup (130g) sugar
1 cup (240g) plain whole milk yogurt
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons vodka or kirsch (optional)

Directions:

Dice the strawberries into small pieces. Toss in a bowl with the sugar and vodka or kirsch (if using) until the sugar begins to dissolve. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours, stirring every so often.

Transfer the strawberries and their juice to a blender or food processor. Add the yogurt and fresh lemon juice. Pulse the machine until the mixture is smooth. If you wish, press mixture through a mesh strainer to remove any seeds.

Chill for 1 hour, then freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Source: David Lebovitz

   

One Response to “Fresh Strawberry Frozen Yogurt”

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    Choc Chip Uru — August 21, 2014 at 9:08 am

    What a gorgeous colour for this dessert :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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