Saturday 18 June 2011

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Despite the drizzling dark grey weather, I have refused to give in. I will not start wearing tights or leggings again. It is summer and I will wear dresses with bare legs and I will eat ice cream. Or frozen yogurt (froyo for the abbreviation fiends among us). This stuff is delicious and really reminds me of my grandma's strawberry ice cream recipe (which I am determined to recreate this summer) - though hers was cream based. The strawberry flavour is really pronounced against the creamy and slightly tangy yogurt. And, of course, it's a fabulous colour.

PS. Don't do as I did and drizzle in a layer of leftover strawberry puree from another project. It crystallized into ice (duh, Emma)

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
(barely adapted from David Lebovitz's Perfect Scoop, also online here)

450g strawberries, hulled
130g caster sugar
240g full fat yogurt
2 tsp lemon juice

Chop the strawberries into slices and put in a bowl. Mix in the sugar and leave to macerate for an hour. Put into a blender/food processor and blend until smooth. Add the yogurt and lemon juice and blend until well combined. Sieve through a fine mesh to remove the seeds (optional). Pour into a jug and refrigerate for an hour. Churn in your ice cream maker as per manufacturers instructions.

(Makes about 1 ltr)


  1. My Dad used to make something he called "strawberry freddo" but using Mascarpone cheese instead of yoghurt. His recipe was 1lb strawberries; 6oz icing sugar; juice of one lemon; 2 x 250g tubs Mascarpone. Mash strawberries with a fork. Mix icing sugar, lemon juice & Mascarpone until smooth. Add mashed strawberries & mix, but leave the mixture slightly rippled. Transfer to plastic container & freeze for 2/3 hours - I don't have an ice cream maker but imagine it would be nice churned, too. But in the summer I make it for my children - & it's a good way of using over-ripe fruit!

  2. A Spoonful - it is, isn't it. It's very vibrant.

    Harriet - that sounds great. I love marscarpone. My grandma didn't churn hers either and it was delicious. Lovely that you now make it for your children :)

  3. I have been wanting to make frozen yogurt for a while but didn't know it could be made without an ice cream maker...So C'est possible!! :) :)

  4. It's been really humid here recently, I really do love frozen yogurt, I can get the fat free but it has a custard like texture.

  5. What a stunning color! I keep the bowl of my ice cream maker in the freezer all summer so it's ready at a moment's notice. I would love to try this frozen yogurt next.

  6. This looks delish!

    One question: you think I can replace the sugar with agave syrup or maple syrup?
    Or do you really need the sugar to avoid cristallisation?

  7. Looks yummy and tasteful gonna try this one at home! I hope i can also copy the taste of it. lol

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