Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cherry Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Fro-yo! I dislike that phrase so much I love it. And Graham and I made some this afternoon. It's pretty good...not as creamy as full fat ice cream, but pretty creamy and has that nice tang of the yogurt. The hardest part about this recipe is pitting and chopping cherries. I have finally figured out to put one of those flexible plastic cutting thingys on top of my wood cutting board so that it doesn't get stained with dark red cherry juice. Plus, it makes getting all of the goods into the ice cream pretty easy.

2 cups plain yogurt (I used low-fat, even though every recipe I saw said to use full fat)
1/2 cup milk (I did use whole milk to try to make up for the yogurt thing)
1/2 cup sugar (This was about the right sweetness for me, it could always be upped a bit for those who like it sweeter)
1 tsp vanilla extract (I used some my friends brought back from Mexico-it's awesome!)
1 cup cherries, pitted and chopped

Mix together yogurt, milk, sugar, vanilla until sugar dissolves. Stir in vanilla and then the chopped cherries and juices. Pour into ice cream maker and follow the instructions for that. That's it to make scrumptious use of in-season cherries in an in-season way! After a few tastes, Graham didn't really want to let it set up in the freezer a bit more before digging in...

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