Wednesday, August 8, 2012

It's Fro-Yo, Yo

This summer, I promised myself I'd play with my ice cream maker.  So far, so good.  This week, I raided the blueberry stash in the freezer and tried my hand at frozen yogurt.  Greek frozen yogurt.  Vanilla Greek frozen yogurt with blueberry swirl and graham crackers.

Sound familiar?  Perhaps you've seen it.  It is, after all, the hot new flavor from Ben & Jerry's.  Oh, yeah.

Ben & Jerry's awesomeness.

As the Literate Baker is wont to do, I trolled around for recipes, then cobbled together my own.  I wanted it to be healthy, but not tooooo healthy.  Blueberry-y, but not just blueberry-y.  Here's what I came up with:

Vanilla Blueberry Frozen Greek Yogurt with Graham Cracker Swirl

1 c. heavy cream
2/3 c. sugar
2 c. nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 t. vanilla extract
1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4. c. sugar
1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
  1. Heat cream and sugar in a small saucepan until sugar is dissolved and cream is almost simmering.  Remove from heat.  Stir in yogurt and vanilla.  Refrigerate at least two hours.  
  2. Meanwhile, combine blueberries and additional 1/4 cup sugar in another small saucepan.  Cook over medium heat until berries pop and mixture boils.  Refrigerate.  
  3. Freeze yogurt according to the directions of your ice cream machine.  When it is the consistency of soft serve, transfer to a freezer-safe bowl.  
  4. Add blueberries and graham crackers, stirring very gently to swirl.  Enjoy soft or freeze until firm.
My awesomeness.

If you want to make this healthier, I'm thinking you could use a little more yogurt and a little less cream.  If you want to make this more indulgent, mix the graham cracker crumbs with sugar and butter a la graham cracker pie crust; bake loose.  (I'm going to try both.  I'll let you know how they are.)

As is, this stuff is amazing.  The awesome tang of yogurt, but still rich and creamy.  I'm a big fan of swirling the blueberry at the end.  It allows the vanilla to maintain its own identity or, as a foodie would say, its own flavor profile.  Hold onto your bowl folks, I think you'll be seeing a lot more frozen yogurt around these parts.  Even if it isn't baked, it's a delightful summer way to...

Keep it Sweet.

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