Monday, July 30, 2007

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

I have been seriously bitten!

By an ice cold dessert bug!

It's this hot summer weather that's driving me towards popsicles, iced barley drinks, milk shakes, ice creams and frozen yogurt. After I made the rambutan and coconut ice-cream and watched my friends and family ate it all up, I felt I should take the ice cream maker out again for a spin on a lighter, and healthier side. So off we go on a trip to frozen yogurt land. With some blueberries from the market, some low-fat vanilla flavored yogurt, sugar and spice, I have found a lighter version for my sweet tooth. Okay, so there's just a touch or two of delicious cream in it too. But not much...

Blueberry frozen yogurt
Makes about 14 - 1/2 c servings

1/4 c cream
1/2 c whole milk
1/3 c granulated sugar
4 c lowfat vanilla yogurt
8 oz fresh blueberries and
8 oz frozen blueberries, thawed and pureed.
1 tsp pure, organic almond extract

Place both fresh and thawed frozen blueberries in the food processor till mix them thoroughly. Add cream, milk and sugar and mix till sugar is dissolved (about 1-2 mins.) Stir in yogurt and extract. Turn on cusinart and pour the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl of ice-cream/yogurt maker. Mix until thickened, about q20-25 mins. for soft, creamy frozen yogurt.

Recipe adapted from cuisinart recipe book.

And for my friends who asked about making ice-cream without an ice cream maker, I have moved the recipe to my next post since I actually tested out that recipe.


Anonymous said...

I hv been eating lots of ice-cream/gelato too! from Trader Joes ;p

eastcoastlife said...

It's nice to have something cold on a hot summer day, but too much is a no-no.

You have readily available fresh, juicy fruits. Over here, the imported fruits are plucked when they're not ripe. ish. And they are so expensive! I rather buy a tub of yoghurt.

Anonymous said...

Blueberry frozen yogurt sounds amazing! I bet the fam gobbled this one right up. :)

Ari (Baking and Books)

wonda said...

Can I use a electric cake mixer to make ice cream? I don't have kosher salt at hand.

Lia said...

Hi, its so refreshing, i love bluberry ;)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Tigerfish,
I miss Trader Joes!!! Would be nice if and when they open one here! :)

Hi Eastcoastlife,
I agree, but it's so hot right now. You have wonderful topical fruits over there too!

Hi Ari,
Thanks! Yes, the kids loved it!

Hi Alice,
Depending if you have a stand mixer or a handheld. I think that the handheld electic cake mixer might overheat by the time the cream thickened. The concept of an ice cream maker is that the cream is mixed in a freezer bowl that is insulated and will keep the contents below the freezing point while it is mixing. You can try using table salt, but the big grain salt is better. The kosher salt plays a similar role as the freezer bowl because it helps lower the freezing point so that ice cream texture will form instead of iciles.

Thanks Lia! :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hey Alice,
Oops! Sorry, typing error. I meant icicles (the very last word.)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy! I love the color of your frozen yogurt, so inviting!

See that you finally make a good use of your ice-cream maker. ;)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hey C,
Thanks! Good for the ice cream maker, bad for my sweet tooth and sugar-high! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Must get an ice cream maker! :)

What does kosher salt do to the ice cream?

WokandSpoon said...

I need to get an ice cream maker too! This looks soooo nice!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Wokandspoon,
Thanks! Yeah, Ice cream maker is fun as you can make ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt will all the wonderful summer fruits.