Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Last week, I opened my freezer to find it oozing thick, fluorescent blue liquid.
After poking around a bit, I traced the source to a thin crack in the base of my ice cream maker. I was given it for my 21st birthday by my friends, almost exactly three years ago. I'm sad that it has gone, though their kindness and support outlives it. I was halfway through testing this recipe so I had to quickly replace it.
My favourite thing about fruity froyo (a.k.a. frozen yogurt) is how clearly the flavour of the fruit comes though. This one is made from just raspberries, sugar and plain yogurt.
I like eating this when it's still soft from being churned - it's creamy but still light, almost like gelato.
This recipe makes a small amount - about enough for three or four people - so that you can eat it fresh and smooth and just a little bit sloppy.
Raspberry Frozen Yogurt
(adapted from the Strawberry Froyo in David Lebovitz's Perfect Scoop)
180g plain, full-fat, unsweetened yogurt (greek or natural)
Place the raspberries and sugar in a small mixing bowl. Use a fork to lightly mash the raspberries until they're broken up and the sugar is incorporated. Leave to macerate for at least 30 minutes (you can leave it overnight if you'd like). Place a sieve (preferably a medium grade one that will catch the seeds but not be a nightmare to force it through) over a mixing bowl and tip the raspberry mush in. Use a spoon or spatula to stir and scrape the mixture in the sieve until you just have seeds left. Scrape the bottom of the sieve into the bowl then discard the seeds. Whisk in the yogurt. Chill for at least an hour (up to overnight) then churn as instructed by your ice cream maker. Best served soft - I like to freeze it for about half an hour after churning then serve, but if you're quick and organised you could serve it immediately.
(Makes about 8 scoops, could easily be scaled up)
Three more recipes that use fresh raspberries:
Amaretti and Raspberry Muffins
Crunchy and Creamy Dark Chocolate with Raspberries
Raspberry Pavlova Ice Cream