It’s summertime and we’ve been making lots of frozen yogurt. The grocery store ice cream section is awfully tempting with their array of popsicles and ice creams, but we’ve found a healthier alternative. Our homemade frozen yogurt has probiotics in it. It also contains less sugar and doesn’t contain any artificial coloring, preservatives or other weird stuff.
So, if you want to try it, just skip the ice cream section and go to the frozen fruit section. Get some frozen blueberries, raspberries, cherries or whatever suits your fancy.
:: Frozen fruit or berries (we used cherries)
:: Plain whole milk yogurt
:: Sugar (white sugar, stevia or other sugar substitute)
For supplies, you’ll need: a frozen yogurt maker, a food processor and a way to strain your yogurt. You will need to strain the yogurt for about 2-4 hours. We like to use coffee filters lining a mesh strainer. We just grab a big bowl, set the mesh strainer on it and line it with coffee filters. Then we pour the yogurt in and set it in the fridge. It’s also fine on the counter top for a couple of hours. The strained yogurt should be about the consistency of Greek yogurt. The idea is just to remove some of the whey to make the yogurt creamier and less tart.
Next, process the frozen fruit with sugar in the food processor. Once it’s all chopped up and blended put it in a bowl with the strained yogurt and mix it all together. Freeze the mixture in the frozen yogurt machine for about 10 minutes.
The frozen yogurt will be about the consistency of soft serve. If you want it harder like ice cream, place it in the freezer for a few hours.
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