Eat | Homemade Frozen Yoghurt
Frozen Yoghurt, or ‘Fro-Yo’ as the kids are calling it these days seems to have been the ‘new craze’ for the last couple of years. People have been singing the praises of frozen yoghurt so long that its starting to gain an almost fanatical following. I’m convinced that there is some kind of secret frozen yoghurt cult, whose members are slowly attempting world domination with this sweet treat.
While touted under the banner of a ‘fat free’ dessert, we all know the truth of the matter: frozen yoghurt is only masquerading as a healthier alternative to ice cream. Sure it is fractionally better for you, but generally, any store bought frozen yoghurt is going to have just as much sugar in it as its decadent dairy cousin. (And don’t even get me started on adding candy toppings! ) Until now. I have for you today, the easiest and healthiest homemade frozen yoghurt recipe ever. When your recipe is 90% fruit, you know it’s gonna be healthy.
Of course, given my obsession with berry flavours, I was always going to make my fro-yo with said ingredient, but you can really make this recipe with most fruits! Banana, peach, plum, whatever floats your boat. Chop them up and freeze them ahead of time or be lazy like me, and buy the store bought frozen stuff. Never let it be said that any of my recipes or craft projects actually require any real effort ;)
- 4 cups of Frozen Mixed Berries
- 1/2 cup of natural plain yoghurt
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- Place the berries, still frozen into your food processor and process for 1 minute to get the berries broken down a bit.
- Add in 1/2 cup of natural yoghurt along with 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- Process on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy. It is best to stop the mixer ever minute or so and stir the mixture to help the processor along.
- Taste your frozen yoghurt; the berries can be quite tart, so if you prefer your frozen yoghurt to be sweeter, you can add in extra honey to taste.
- When you are happy with the flavour, grab a spoon and dig in!
While it is better freshly made, the frozen yoghurt will keep in the freezer for a couple of weeks. If you find that it is getting too solid/icy during storage, just let it soften slightly and then add back to your food processor to get it back to a smooth consistency