Saturday, June 2, 2012

Strawberry Yogurt Ice Cream


















The weather is hot and humid and I have been having ice cream almost everyday. Too much of store bought not good for me ( too sweet and too rich ) so I decided to make my own healthy ice cream.  Strawberries are in season now especially those imported ones.  The local ones are smaller in size and sour and since I am making yogurt ice cream , I prefer the sweeter ones.  Saw some nice ones in Jusco and bought a tub back to make yogurt ice cream. To make this ice cream , it is best to use Greek yogurt .  I still haven't found the right ice cream maker that is within my budget and that comes with  a compressor :p  so it is back to manual ,using my food proccessor to churn the mixture ...in and out of the freezer , at least 3-4 times.   I slept through the night so skipped the process..thus my yogurt ice cream was a bit grainy instead of a smooth texture. That is the only tedious thing when making ice cream without the ice cream maker.   

















This is a great recipe which I took from Christine's blog.  Healthy yogurt ice cream and strawberry flavored... I love it !  Christine shared on her blog that it is best to use Greek Yogurt for yogurt ice cream. It is much thicker ,smoother and creamier and the ice cream turned out really good and satisfying. Great for making yogurt ice cream.   You can eat as much as you like and not feel guilty :)  Rich in protein, calcium and  vitamins.









this is the brand for the Greek yogurt...you can get it from Jusco,
RM19.90 for the 1 kg tub and RM10.90 for the 500g tub










berries in season now at Jusco.....










toss with sugar and let them macerate for 1 hour
at room temperature










I used my food processor to do the work for me :p
churn everything at one go - did not read the instruction properly
and it is ready for the freezing process...
which I skipped...I slept through
the night ...next time I must make this in the morning
so that by nite it will be ready for consumption


















after it has been in the freezer for 2 hours, I took
it out and whisked it with my hand mixer to break
the ice , have to repeat this 3-4 times which I skipped
after the second time ..texture wont be smooth but
the taste was fantastic...love the rich yogurt
and berries flavored ice cream...


















 no regrets using the Greek yogurt for this ice cream
it taste good ...I made them in small batches...it hardens 
when in the freezer for more than two days
so it would be advisable to make them in batches.
I leave it to soften before I scoop them into  ice cream bowl



















I shall make yogurt ice cream with the blueberries and cranberries
for it is  blueberries season  too !  Lots of them in Jusco ! yay !


Strawberry Yogurt Ice Cream - taken from Christine's Recipes
(David Lebovitz's Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream )

Ingredients:-

430 gm fresh strawberries
2/3 cupo sugar, or to taste ( depends on how sweet your strawberries are )
1 cup plain yoghurt ( I used Greek Yogurt )
2 tbsp honey, or to taste
1 tsp fresh lemon juice * optional

Method:-

Slice the strawberries and toss them with the sugar, and let them macerate for one hour at room temperature.

Puree the berries and their liquid with a standard or immersion blender. You can puree it until completely smooth and strain out some or all of the seeds by pressing the mixture through a mesh sieve. Or  you can leave it slightly chunky an omit straining it.

After draining the berries, stir in the yogurt and honey and combine well. Adjust the amount of honey to your personal liking.

Taste, and add lemon juice if desired.

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


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9 comments:

  1. Great idea to have this in this HOT weather of ours. My usual ice cream recipe is just too rich for now. Great idea using greek yogurt, makes it a lot smoother. Will definitely make this for a nice cool dessert. I feel better just looking at it already! :D

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  2. Hi Elin-just passing thru via foodbuzz...love your stawberry frozen yoghurt ice cream! Yumm!
    Buzzed you:DDD

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  3. Elin, this looks marvelous! I'd love if link up to the #icecreamlove blog hop :)

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  4. Yum! I love frozen yogurt and this sounds so yummy!

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  5. So beautiful! Yummy!
    It's very cold here. Hope I can make it again when the summer comes.

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  6. Yogurt ice-cream! How irresistible but very expensive. haha.... Homemade is much cheaper & healthier.lol.
    Kristy

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  7. Ping...yea , our weather is killing and the electricity bill is killing too :) but this yogurt ice cream is a life saving :p

    Elisabeth...thank you for your buzzes :)

    Lizzy....yea sure I will try to link up :)

    Binomial Baker...yogurt ice cream are yummy and healthy too :)


    Christine....thanks for sharing the recipe and yea you can start making them when it is summer over at your side :))

    Kristy....not really cheap if you buy the imported Greek Yogurt but it taste better and healthy no doubt. Price is the same as buying off the shelf :) but I can have my choice of fresh fruit if I made them myself :) You are lucky, you stay so close to Singapore ...can get the ice cream maker...save a lot of work. I am trying to get it send over from Singapore. Have to find the cuisinart agent first :)))

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  8. These strawberry frozen treat is amazing ! Love your ice cream love entry. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Having to freeze the bowl beforehand can take some of the spontaneity out of making ice cream, but the manufacturer recommends keeping the bowl in the back of your freezer when not in use, so it's always ready.

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