a couple months ago i got the bright idea of making frozen greek yogurt. coincidentally, this was the same time ben & jerry got this same bright idea. the first time i made it, i literally froze a container of vanilla greek yogurt in my ice cream machine. yes, it worked, but because greek yogurt is so thick, the frozen version was almost too much for me. too thick and creamy. so i assumed cutting the richness with fruit would be the perfect fix.
and it was. perfectly silky and creamy, you would never know that this isn't ice cream. and considering it doesn't have all the fuss of dealing with egg yolks and cooking anything over the stove, i'll take this frozen yogurt version and last year's sour cream ice cream version over classic custard most days.
strawberry greek frozen yogurt
adapted from the perfect scoop
makes 1 quart
1 quart fresh strawberries
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vodka
1 cup greek yogurt (vanilla or plain)
- toss the berries with the sugar and vodka in a large bowl. cover and let steep about an hour, mixing a few times.
- in a blender or food processor, combine the berries and the greek yogurt. blend until smooth.
- process in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions. enjoy soft serve frozen yogurt straight out of your ice cream machine or transfer to a container and freeze until firm.