I’m finally participating in #SundaySupper again. I usually participate every week, but recently I’ve been posting sporadically because life has been busy. Finding balance has been tough. I’m getting ready to graduate (May 14th is my last day!), I’m currently training for a 5k, and I’ve been developing several new recipes for various companies I’m working with. It’s all very exciting, but also very time consuming. I’m just happy to be back in action with my virtual family this week!
This week we’re being challenged to make something outside of our comfort zone. Maybe try a new cooking method, saute instead of whisk, bake instead of fry, tackle a new cuisine, or cross something off of your bucket list. No matter how we do it, we’re pushing fear aside and trying something new.
Since a majority of my baking is decadent, full-fat recipes, I decided to challenge myself with a skinny recipe. I have several ice cream recipes on my site, but no frozen yogurt. As Barney Stenson would say, “Challenge accepted!”
Frozen yogurt is a bit tricky. You wouldn’t think it would be, but there are certain rules that need to be followed for frozen yogurt success. Of course I didn’t do my research before I dove in full force–typical! The first time I made the yogurt, I used fat-free greek yogurt. The yogurt base tasted amazing. I took it out of the freezer the next day to taste it, and it was rock solid–hard as a brick! I let it sit at room-temperature for half an hour and tried again with no luck; it was still frozen solid.
“What’s a girl gotta do to get a taste of frozen yogurt,” I yelled. Was it lady like? No. But who can be lady like in a time of yogurt desperation? Back to the drawing board I went.
After some extensive research, I learned that fat-free yogurt freezes into a massive solid brick. Duh! That’s like the weather man telling me it’s raining outside when I’m clearly staring out my window at the monsoon that’s happening on the other side.
When making frozen yogurt, you’ll want to use whole-milk, total-fat Greek yogurt. In this instance, fat is a good thing. The fat prevents the yogurt from over freezing, getting icy, and turning into a blunt instrument. Seriously, I could have inflicted some significant pain with my first batch of yogurt. The fat keeps the yogurt soft enough to scoop.
You want to be able to scoop the frozen yogurt, not use it as a murder weapon. The fat keeps the yogurt at a scoop-able consistency.
I gifted this frozen yogurt to my grandfather, and he loved it…as did everyone else in my family. The Greek yogurt gives this frozen treat a lovely tanginess. The lemon pairs perfectly with the strawberries and brightens it up a bit.
Check out the other #SundaySupper recipes:
New Expeditions (Sides, Starters & Staples)
Homemade Corn Tortillas from Pescetarian Journal
Easy Oven Polenta from Shockingly Delicious
Homemade Spiced Flour Tortillas from Chocolate Moosey
Naan from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Homemade Tofu from Kimchi MOM
Savory Mushroom & Herb Steel-Cut Oat Risotto from Foxes Love Lemons
Indian Moong Beans from Magnolia Days
Baked Lemon Coconut Risotto from Soni’s Food
Homemade Peanut Butter from Home Cooking Memories
Homemade Ricotta Cheese from Webicurean
Portuguese Chorizo Bread from Family Foodie
Grand Quests (Main Dishes)
Traditional Pork Tamales from Gourmet Drizzles
Braised Lamb Brisket with Lemon Oregano Yogurt Sauce from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Rice Burger from The Urban Mrs.
Pan-fried Scallops with Garlic Chili Linguine from Food Lust People Love
Miso-Glazed Salmon from The Foodie Patootie
Penne with Mustard and Chives from My Other City By The Bay
Arepas Rellenas (Stuffed Arepas) from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Spanish Baked Scallops from Momma’s Meals
Black Beans and Cheese Empanadas from Basic N Delicious
Pork Dim Sum from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Venison Steak Gyros from Curious Cuisiniere
Baked Tilapia with Parmesan Basil Sauce from Growing Up Gabel
Vegetarian Hortobagyi Pancakes from Happy Baking Days
Caribou & Andouille Chili from The Foodie Army Wife
Escapades (Sweet Treats & Spirited Companions)
Vegan Chocolate Mousse from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Zebra Cake from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Multilayer Bars from What Smells So Good?
Meatball Grinders & How to Grind Meat from Cravings of a Lunatic
Rut-Busting Wines For New Cooking Adventures from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows from Vintage Kitchen
Strawberry Raspberry Fruit Leather from Juanita’s Cocina
Making Macarons – FAIL! from girlichef
Macaroons from Noshing With The Nolands
Fresh Strawberry Frozen Yogurt from The Messy Baker
Bircher Muesli from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Hello Kitty Rice Krispies from The Ninja Baker
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from In The Kitchen With KP
Dorie Greenspan’s Orange Almond Tart from Hip Foodie Mom
Ombre Mini Cakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Chocolate Dipped Madeleines from Big Bear’s Wife
- 32 oz. plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla paste
- 2 cups strawberries, chopped
- ½ tsp. sugar
- zest of 1 lemon
- In a large bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, sugar, and vanilla paste. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- In a small bowl, mix strawberries, sugar, and lemon zest. Allow the mixture to macerate for 10 minutes. Using a fork, slightly mash the strawberries.
- Freeze the yogurt mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturers’ instructions. During the last few minutes of churning, add the strawberries.
- Transfer the yogurt to a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.
- Notes- You may need to allow the frozen yogurt to set at room-temperature for 15-20 minutes before scooping.