Two years ago, my family decided that we wanted to start a tradition of having our birthday celebration in the morning. This meant that instead of eating your cake after dinner, we were going to eat our cake before breakfast on our birthdays. This has been so much fun. My daughter was so excited this morning to roll out of bed and hurry downstairs to open her presents and blow out the candles on her blueberry frozen yogurt. Last year, she had pineapple carrot cake (recipe to come) and this year frozen yogurt. The beauty of this dessert is that it is really quite healthy, so I felt good about it being breakfast. My daughter felt happy because it was delicious. I made the yogurt mixture the night before and let it chill in the fridge over night. Then this morning, we poured it into the ice cream makers and in 15 minutes we were eating frozen yogurt.
To make this delicious frozen yogurt, you will need:
3 cups of blueberries
1/2 c. of sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 c. water
Here is what you do:
Line a mesh strainer with two layers of cheesecloth and add the yogurt. Tie the ends together and place strainer in the fridge over a bowl. The yogurt will lose a lot of liquid. Allow it to drain for about 4 hours. Then discard the liquid in the bowl. In a medium saucepan, add the blueberries, sugar and water. While the mixture is heating up, use a potato masher to mash the blueberries. We mashed most of the blueberries, but left some big pieces. It made for great texture in the frozen yogurt. Heat until it is warm enough that all the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat, add the vanilla extract and allow it to cool for about 30 minutes. When it is cool, stir the blueberry mixture into the yogurt mixture. You could now refrigerate it for a couple of days if need be. It is best to chill the yogurt mixture for at least 2 hours before adding to your ice cream maker. When the yogurt mixture is chilled, add to your ice cream maker and follow the manufacture’s instructions.
You could certainly use the yogurt portion of this recipe as a base and add any flavors you like. We have been picking a lot of blueberries lately and they are our favorite so they were a natural choice for us. This is a simple, delicious and healthy recipe that the whole family will love. Thanks for reading!
What is your favorite flavor of frozen yogurt? Have you ever tried to make it?