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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Peach Frozen Yogurt

Peach Frozen Yogurt
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as a kid i had a thing against pulpy fruit yogurt -- it reminded me of snot. i preferred the plain, vanilla or lemon flavored yogurts because the fruit flavored ones? they had a concentration of the pulpy snot at the bottom that grossed me out. if i *had* to eat the fruit yogurt, i would skim the top and then sneak chuck out the rest when i reached the bottom. so wasteful, i know.

you'll be happy to know that i've since outgrown that habit. i'm still particular about what kind of fruit i like in my yogurt (eff off banana, pineapple, kiwi and other weirdo combos) and i used to only only only buy breyers blueberry. until i got introduced to chobani. greek yogurt is thick because it's been strained to remove whey (the excess liquid) and the end product has a consistency of soft cheese. you can make it yourself with cheese cloth & strainer, and dw has expressed an interest in doing it but i'd rather just buy the stuff.

we've made frozen yogurt twice this summer. i've been on a froyo kick lately, what with so many buffet style frozen yogurt shops out there. that adds up. the first time we used fage, mixed it with a bit of honey and regular organic yogurt to loosen it up. it was amazing, sweet & tart, cold & refreshing. this past weekend we used chobani and threw in some chunky in season peaches. we thought about pulverizing the fruit but the fear of snotty fruit came back and i nixed that thought.

this was my dinner Monday nite.

Peach Frozen Yogurt

2 cups plain chobani yogurt
2 ripe peaches, skin intact, washed & rough chopped
honey to taste
few TBLs regular organic yogurt to thin out

mix all ingredients except for the peaches in a bowl until flavor is incorporated. then, gently, fold in the chopped peaches. add to ice cream maker & churn according to manufacturer's instructions.

be warned, first out of the machine, it does have the frozen yogurt consistency but once in the freezer, it does freeze into a block of ... yogurt. it does not have the creamy texture of ice cream, nor is it easy to scoop. that doesn't stop me tho.

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**Note: this post was not endorsed by either chobani or fage. they just happened to the brands i used to create my froyo. either are acceptable & purchases on based on whatever is on sale.

6 comments:

  1. You clearly do have a ton of peaches hanging around!

    This is going to have to be part of my weekend of yogurt experimentation, I think; I'm going to try to make my own Greek-style on Saturday, and what the heck, why not make some fro-yo out of it while I'm at it, right??

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  2. Peach frozen yogurt sounds like a perfect dinner in all this insane heat.

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  3. haha! My son hates pulpy fruit stuff. He won't eat jams, yogurt with fruit chunks, etc. It's totally funny because we've probably picked 1000 pounds of fruit this summer to preserve. Usually I make a syrup, which he will tolerate, and the pulp I use for jams that hubby and I eat. I hope he outgrows this aversion.

    I love Greek-style yogurt too. Now that it's available, I wonder how I ever lived without it.

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  4. I love pulpy fruit. I like my oj with extra pulp.

    Yogurt is so easy to strain. Buy a tub of regular yogurt for $2. You don't need fancy cheesecloth. A doubled up paper towel is fine. Line a colander or strainer with the paper towels, put it over a bowl, dump the yogurt on top. Just leave the whole thing in the fridge. Then you can eat it with honey and walnuts or make it into tzatziki.

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  5. Hahaha omg, I totally read that wrong, I thought you LIKED yogurt because it reminded you of snot. I was like wow, that is brutally honest, impressive and equally disgusting. Now we're on the same page. Love your new creation. It looks appropriately delicious! I've been wanting to try my hand at ice cream. I have a lavender recipe that has been waiting patiently for me.

    Hope you have a wonderful day, Love.
    B.
    That Girl in Pearls

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  6. meister, i hope you blog about your greek making, and of course, do let me know how your fro yo turns out!

    wendi, it really is the only dinner option right now!

    dp, hopefully he'll outgrow it, or at least tolerate it.

    chi wc, i love pulpy oj too! thanks for the tips, dw is all about the organic stuff but i'll see about making the greek stuff too.

    that girl in pearls, welcome! i hope you do the lavender ice cream soon, i adore lavender!

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