Friday, July 30, 2010

Food Friday: Peach Fro-Yo

Happy Friday! We're in the home stretch of the last month of summer. I felt like I was in a cooking rut so I was browsing the Charlotte Observer Food section online last night. Food Editor Kathleen Purvis posted a great article on making ice cream without using an ice cream maker. The peach frozen yogurt piqued my interest since it had only 4 ingredients.

Here's the recipe (photos are by me when I made it this morning):

Peach Frozen Yogurt "I found the original years ago in a cookbook by the editors of Eating Well magazine, made with frozen strawberries and nonfat, plain yogurt. I like frozen peaches even better, and I’ve started using nonfat vanilla yogurt to make it a little sweeter."

1 (16-ounce) bag unsweetened frozen peaches (or strawberries)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 (4-ounce) cup nonfat yogurt (plain, vanilla or Greek-style)
1 tablespoon lemon juice

PLACE the frozen fruit and sugar in a food processor. Cover and pulse until the fruit is coarsely chopped. (If your food processor is small, start with half the bag. It will make a lot of noise when you grind the fruit, but hang on -- it will settle down quickly.) *Note from me: my food processor bowl is small and I had to make the recipe in two halved batches then combine at the end.

ADD the yogurt and lemon juice and add to the food processor.

Process until the mixture is smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides occasionally. It should be firm enough to serve immediately, or place in an airtight container and freeze a couple of hours for a firm consistency.
Yield: About 4 cups.

I let mine freeze for about 3 hours it and it is quite refreshing. Purvis also provided two more recipes, No-Machine Vanilla and Chocolate Banana ice cream with Bailey's and dark rum. Check it out here.

Have a great weekend y'all!

1 comment:

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

Yum, peach frozen yogurt sounds divine!!