Sunday, August 22, 2010

Peach frozen yogurt

This one doesn't require much explanation: peaches + yogurt + sugar + ice cream maker = perfect summer dessert. This has a nice clean peach flavor, and isn't too sweet. And because the amount of sugar in each serving is low, it's actually pretty healthy.

This frozen yogurt is best eaten on the day it is made. I stuck mine in the freezer for about 2 hours after making it, and the texture was perfect at that point. It gets very hard (impossible to scoop) if you store it in the freezer for more than a few hours - if you want to eat it after that point, you need to take it out of the freezer for about 10 minutes so that it softens enough to scoop. It will definitely still taste good, but the texture will be a bit icier than on the first day. In any case, if you make it for a small group, I'm sure you won't have any problem finishing it on day 1!

Peach frozen yogurt

6 medium ripe peaches
2 - 2 1/2 cups of Greek yogurt, 2% fat (I used three 7 oz. containers of yogurt)
1/3 cup sugar

Special equipment: ice cream maker

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cut a cross on the bottom of each peach and drop peaches in boiling water. Boil for 30 seconds (by this point, the skin where you made the cuts should have started to separate from the peach) and then run peaches under cold water until they are cool enough to handle. Peel and halve the peaches, and discard the pits and skins.

Put peaches in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add yogurt and sugar and process until well mixed. Refrigerate mixture for 1 hour, or until it is well chilled. Freeze yogurt in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions (mine took about 30 minutes). Frozen yogurt can be eaten immediately (texture will be like soft serve), or can be stored in freezer for a couple hours before eating (if you prefer a firmer texture). See notes above recipe if you want to keep it in the freezer for more than a few hours.

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