A couple of weeks ago, I bought an ice cream maker. Wow that was the best and worst thing I have ever done. I mean seriously, homemade ice cream is so amazing. The bad news it is can also be very fattening. The good news is, I have been practicing making frozen yogurt and I think I have figured it out. Not only is this fat free, but it is full of all those wonderful probiotics that your body loves and needs. We have made a bunch of different types of frozen yogurt and I am going to post them all, but today’s recipe is peach frozen yogurt. This was so yummy. We gobbled it all up in one sitting. This is also a great money saver. This costs less than $5 and will make 4-5 adult servings (or one serving for me) :). You could easily spend $20 at one of those froyo cafes for frozen yogurt for 4 adults.
Here is what you need:
1 quart (32oz) nonfat vanilla yogurt
2 lbs. peaches
1/2 to 1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Here is what you do:
Take a piece of cheese cloth and double or triple it depending on the tightness of the weave. Then drap the cheesecloth over a mesh strainer and pour the yogurt into the cheesecloth. Tie the ends of the cheesecloth together and place the strain over a bowl. Place the yogurt in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours and let it drain. You will be amazed how much liquid will come out of the yogurt. After 4-6 hours, you will be left with something that looks more like greek yogurt. You could just use greek yogurt for this, but it is much more expensive so I just strain the regular yogurt. Next add the peaches, sugar and vanilla to the food processor and chop. You could leave it a little lumpy or puree it. Whichever you prefer. You will also need to taste it to determine how much sugar you need. It will depend how sweet the peaches are. Once the peach mixture is done, add the drained yogurt to the mixture and stir to combine. Once it is well combined, put the mixture back in the refrigerator for about an hour so that it is well chilled when it goes in the ice cream maker. If you have the kind of ice cream maker that has a frozen canister then it is very important that the mixture is chilled. Once chilled, add the mixture to your ice cream maker and follow the manufacture’s instructions.
This frozen yogurt is as creamy and delicious as any you can buy at one of those yogurt cafes and costs a fraction of the price. Plus, it is great to know exactly what is in it. Definitely try this, you will not be disappointed!
Have you ever made your own frozen yogurt? What is your favorite flavor? I would love to hear from you!