August 15, 2008

Prolonging Summer One Frozen Dessert at a Time

Last Sunday, I was in the mood to make something and also I had a half container of plain yogurt that was already about 2 days past the expiration date, that I was determined not to throw away (yes, I used expired yogurt - I like to live on the wild side).

I also had a giant bag of frozen strawberries. So, this was a pretty obvious choice. Plus, I love frozen desserts almost more than life itself.

Anyway, this? Was terrific. Definitely my best success with homemade ice cream or frozen yogurt so far. I'd make it again in a heartbeat - it's a perfect summer dessert, that doesn't take a lot of prep time (except for the chilling and soaking parts).

It tasted lovely. Not too sweet, not too sour.

David Lebovitz's Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

About 1/2 a quart

1/2 pound strawberries, rinsed and hulled
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup plain, whole milk yogurt (mine was low-fat, so I drained it with some cheese cloth for a while while my strawberries were soaking up the sugar).
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Slice the strawberries into small pieces. Toss in a bowl with the sugar until the sugar begins to dissolve. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Transfer the strawberries and their juice to a blender. Add the yogurt and lemon juice. Pulse the machine until the mixture is almost smooth. You can strain the mixture to get rid of the seeds, but I didn't bother.

Chill for 1 hour, then freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.


  1. Hmmm...sounds delicious. I may have to try it this afternoon. We have been on a Ben & Jerry's streak lately, finishing off a carton most evenings while watching the Olympics, but alas there is no more. We could do peaches with vanilla ice cream, but somehow strawberry frozen yogurt appeals to me more.

  2. Yum!! I am totally going to try that recipe :)


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