This frozen Greek yogurt was adapted as a sort of healthy alternative to regular ice cream and has become a staple in my freezer ever since I decided on this frozen fruit combination as my favourite. When I say “healthy” I suppose what I actually mean is less sweet, as I find most store bought ice cream and frozen yogurt cloyingly so. I’ve almost completely lost my sweet tooth over the last couple of years so being able to adjust the added sugar is perfect. I prefer to let the tart flavours of the raspberries, lime juice, and Greek yogurt really shine, but feel free to use vanilla yogurt instead of plain and an extra generous amount of maple syrup (or honey!). This makes a generous amount so keep any leftovers frozen in a container – if it becomes too hard to scoop just let it thaw a little bit, pop it back into the food processor for a quick blitz, and then serve. I like to top mine with fresh or frozen raspberries, grated dark chocolate, and shredded coconut.
raspberry and peach frozen greek yogurt:
2 cups frozen peaches
1 cup frozen raspberries
Juice of half a lime
1/2 cup of plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (or slightly more depending on how fruit concentrated you’d like your frozen yogurt to be)
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
- Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth. This usually takes a few minutes and involves a combination of patience and stopping the machine every 30 seconds or so to scrape down the sides.
- Pour the frozen yogurt into a loaf pan and smooth with a spatula. Freeze for at least an hour; if it’s very firm when you take it out of the freezer defrost for 10 minutes before serving.
I’m having one of those weeks (so far… it’s still only Monday) where EVERYTHING is making me feel agitated. Being in my head right now is nothing but a steady stream of complaining, swearing, complaining, and being a straight up curmudgeon. I thought I was going to start screaming on the crowded bus home tonight when no one would move to the back of the bus, I’m surprised I haven’t broken any teeth from gritting them so tightly. Luckily, I have Stan Getz providing the official score to this crabby swing in my mood. How can you explode when you have this to draw you back in?
Stan Getz – Body and Soul