Cooking with Kids – Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Cooking with Kids – Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
April 6, 2012 • Posted by Jean at Delightful Repast

Strawberry season is well underway, thanks to the warm weather. Cool off, and celebrate one of the brightest flavors of spring and summer, with a refreshing frozen dessert—easy to make with a pre-chilled canister ice cream maker.

Strawberry frozen yogurt is something I made simply because it would be "better for us" than our luscious homemade strawberry ice cream. Turns out, we like it every bit as much! You can use full-fat or low-fat yogurt, if you like, but we always use nonfat.

The kids can help every step of the way. They will have so much fun, you’ll need to clear a permanent spot on the counter for your ice cream maker.

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Makes about 5 cups

1 32-ounce container organic plain nonfat yogurt
1 1/2 cups hulled and sliced organic strawberries (1-pound clamshell more than enough)
2/3 cup sugar
Pinch salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  1. Strain the yogurt for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator. You can use cheesecloth in a colander set over a bowl; I just happen to have a set of two 16-ounce yogurt strainers. Getting all that extra liquid out of the yogurt will keep your finished product from being too icy.
  2. With potato masher or food processor, chop strawberries finely. Place in a 2-quart glass measure; stir in the sugar. Let macerate for an hour.
  3. Add strained yogurt, salt and vanilla to strawberries; whisk until thoroughly mixed. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Assemble ice cream maker, such as the Cuisinart ICE-21; turn it on. While it is running, pour the chilled mixture through the spout. Let mix until thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Transfer the soft frozen yogurt to a freezer-safe airtight container and place in freezer for at least 2 hours. If fully frozen, remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving for easier scooping.

May 20, 2012 6:00 PM
I have a "blend & cook soupmaker" Can't I make frozen yogurt in it? - tracysills
May 21, 2012 11:29 AM
The Blend & Cook Soupmaker can heat items but it can't freeze items. - Cuisinart Chefs
May 21, 2012 11:50 AM
The Blend & Cook Soupmaker can heat items but it can't freeze items. - Cuisinart Chefs
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