Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Today's recipe is a delicious, creamy Blueberry Frozen Yogurt.  It's a bit less sinful than the last recipe and quite a bit less sinful than the post I've got planned for Friday of this week.  Sweet plump blueberries in creamy low-fat Greek yogurt could not be a nicer way to end summer, dontcha think? 

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You will need an ice cream maker for this recipe, but this recipe is really very easy to put together.. Once again, the hardest part is waiting for it to freeze.  (Which I think is true for all frozen treats!)  

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt:  #IceCreamWeek #frozen

I changed the original recipe very little.  It called for full fat Greek yogurt, which I was unable to find.  I subbed low-fat yogurt with good results.  I imagine it would be wonderful make with full fat yogurt too!  The Greek yogurt is great to use because it has less water content, making for less ice crystals when it freezes.  I have not tried this recipe with non-fat Greek yogurt, but if you do, let me know what you think! 

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt:  #IceCreamWeek #frozen

I used frozen blueberries in this recipe, but I think just about any kind of frozen berry would work too!!  Or a combination of several.  This recipe is definitely a keeper for me!


Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
A creamy and delicious fruity frozen treat made with the goodness of Greek yogurt

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1-12 ounce bag frozen blueberries
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 cups plain 2% milk fat Greek yogurt
  • Ice cream maker

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, vanilla, blueberries, juice of lemon, and lemon zest. Turn heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally until sugar has dissolved. Press the berries with the spoon to burst them. Remove from heat.
  2. Pour mixture into a container, and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
  3. Once the mixture is well chilled, add to a food processor and pulse until smooth. Add in the yogurt and continue to process until well blended.
  4. Freeze in your ice cream maker, according to manufacturers directions. Once the consistency of soft serve, spoon into container with cover and freeze for several hours.
Yield: approx 1 quart
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: (Chill Time) 02 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 2 hrs. 15 mins.
Tags: yogurt, blueberry, Greek, frozen, icecream

Adapted from Food Network

Servings - approx. 8   Serving Size - approx. 1/2 cup   Points Plus per Serving - 3 Points+
Calories - 117.2,   Total Fat - 1.6g,   Carb - 21.2g,   Protein - 5.7g,   Fiber - 1.4g

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19 comments:

  1. This makes me feel like I NEED an ice cream maker ;) Love blueberry anything. Delicious!

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  2. I MUST get an ice cream maker so I can make this beautiful treat! I LOVE the color! It is so pretty and that drip is killing me! Awesome photos as usual my friend!!

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  3. What a beautifully done post - your photos and recipe here are nothing short of spectacular and alluring on multiple levels. Great job with this one!!

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  4. Beautiful photos - bet it tastes as good as it looks! Love the color!

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  5. The ice cream looks soooooo delicious!! Blessings, Catherine

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  6. I do not have an ice cream maker and do not want one, but I would love to find a way to make this recipe - it sounds wonderful. If I do it, I would use non-fat Greek yogurt, because that's all I buy and it's what's easiest for me to find. My mother used to make sherbet in aluminum ice trays with the partitions removed. It involved mashing it frequently until it was frozen at the proper consistency. I'd be willing to put in that effort to make this, if I could find the ice trays… :-)

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    1. I was also interested in this recipe and don't own an ice cream maker so am wondering if you ever try this? If you have metal loaf pans you could use them.

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    2. I'm sorry, I have only ever used an ice cream maker with this recipe, but if you try it, I'd love to hear how it turns out!

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  7. homemade vanilla with blackberries

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  8. Blueberry Frozen Yogurt sounds SO DELICIOUS!

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  9. You had me at blueberry Renee....no other words needed! :)

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  10. I tried and loved strawberry yogurt. I have no doubt I would love this delicious blueberry yogurt too :)

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  11. Yummy! The colors are so vibrant too!

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  12. I am sharing this on my blog, love it!!

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  13. You can make this by simply putting frozen blueberries (bought fresh & frozen) into a food processor, add a squirt of lemon juice, some maple syrup, and plain yogurt. Process it and it is a semi-frozen delicious sherbet. The down side is if you then freeze it, it gets grainy. I don't know how to avoid this because for company, I'd like to make this in advance.

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    1. You can avoid it being "grainy" by churning it in an ice cream maker and then freezing in an airtight container. It will keep for at least a week or 2 in your freezer.

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  14. I made it and I don't have an ice cream maker. I guess when you say grainy you mean not smooth? I didn't find it grainy just not smooth but melts nicely in the mouth. The flavor is wonderful. I would make it regardless.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it even though you didn't use an ice cream maker! Thank you for your review Tanya!

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