I’m breathing a huge sigh of relief tonight. After a few months of one problem after another on the back-end of this blog, everything is getting back to normal and L&A even got a makeover! Do you like it? The home page has the image gallery layout that I’ve always really liked and the same theme has been implemented throughout the blog. Very soon my Recipe Index page will also have a similar look. I’m so, so happy with how everything looks and I have the lovely Kita to thank for it. She is the beautiful, talented blogger behind Pass the Sushi and the recently-launched Girl Carnivore but as you can see, her talents extend beyond cooking and photography. I can’t tell how how much of a godsend she has been, coming to the rescue more than a few times over the last few months. Kita, thank you so much!!!
To celebrate, I made a batch of refreshing, fruity, chunky frozen yogurt. It was a little overcast in my neck of the woods today but it didn’t matter at all. My husband and I really liked the creamy texture of this frozen treat and rather than being overly sweet from too much sugar, I added diced strawberries and peaches to make the fruit really shine. Let the sweetness of your fruit dictate how much sugar to add if you try this recipe but I highly recommend using Greek yogurt. By definition, Greek yogurt is strained so it will lend thickness and creaminess that regular yogurt won’t have (unless you strain it yourself).
So get out that ice cream maker and get ready to beat the summer heat with this super easy frozen treat!
- 1 container yogurt (I used 17.6 ounces Fage nonfat yogurt, just over 2 cups)
- 1⅓ cup (combined) fresh strawberries and peaches puréed
- ¾ cup (combined) fresh strawberries and peaches, diced small
- ¼ plus 1 teaspoon sugar (you might need more or less depending on the sweetness of your fruit)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons vodka (optional)
- Combine the puréed fruit, ¼ cup sugar and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add the yogurt and stir until well combined. A whisk works very well for this. Chill for a few hours before churning in your ice cream maker.
- Meanwhile, stir together the diced fruit and 1 teaspoon sugar and chill until ready to use.
- When you're ready for the ice cream maker, stir the vodka into the dice fruit and set aside.
- Transfer the yogurt mixture to the bowl of your ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's directions. About halfway through add the diced fruit while the machine is still on and continue to churn. I added the fruit about 15 minutes into the process and continued to churn for another 15 minutes.
- Turn off the ice cream machine, transfer the frozen yogurt to a container and freeze for a few hours to let it firm up.