It's been awhile since I actually posted a recipe. I figured today was as good a day as any to get back on track. Although, admittedly, calling this a recipe is a bit of a stretch.
I got myself a new toy last week. I've been wanting to get an ice cream maker for a couple of years and I stumbled across one by President's Choice at the Superstore. At $30 the price was definitely right. I didn't feel like making dinner the other day so I threw this together instead of cooking. Frozen yogurt seemed like an acceptable dinner on a beautiful summer day.
Pineapple Frozen Yogurt
makes 1-2 servings
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Liberte)
- 2 or 3 tablespoons crushed pineapple (I used canned but you can use fresh if you have it)
- sugar, to taste
- splash of vanilla
Like I said, not much of a recipe. I made a small batch since I was just making it for me but feel free to double or triple the batch up to whatever volume your ice cream maker will hold. Here are a few tips to ensure your success:
- Make sure the bowl of the ice cream maker is totally frozen. Mine recommends 24 hours in the freezer before use.
- Turn on the ice cream maker before adding the yogurt mixture. I failed to do this today and I ended up with a bit of a mess on my hands. The bowl is really, really cold and the yogurt starts to freeze immediately. I tried to put the paddle and lid on after adding the yogurt and I couldn't get the lid to lock into place because of all the frozen bits on the bottom.
- DO NOT stop the the machine part way through and then try to start it up again. I also did that and ended up jamming the paddle when it got frozen to the sides.
- Homemade frozen yogurt or ice cream is never going to get totally solid straight out of the machine so, if you want it a bit firmer than it is after it's churned, stick it in the freezer for an hour or so.
That's it! I'm sure there will be many more yogurt and ice cream posts through the summer as I experiment more with my new gadget.
Which flavors would you like to see me post about?