Before the summer is over, I would like to share this simple recipe, which uses non-fat Greek yogurt, therefore there is not a drop of fat in this dessert…it is so creamy and rich that you will not miss the fat…I love scooping into this frozen yogurt and have chunks of strawberry and blueberries.
You can make this frozen yogurt with any kind of berry…for this recipe I used my Cusinart Ice Cream maker…
1 lb strawberries, hulled and cut in half
8 oz blueberries
⅔ cup sugar
2 tsp lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon rum (omit if serving to kids)
1 ½ cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
Mint leaves for garnish
A full 24 hours before you make your frozen yogurt, place your ice cream maker bowl insert into the freezer.
In a medium pan place the strawberries, blueberries, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and cook under medium heat until boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, until the berries are soft.
Let it cool down and add the rum. Mix gently. Place berry mix in the refrigerator to chill for approximately 1 hour.
Mix the yogurt with the berry mix and add the mixture into the ice cream bowl. Follow your ice cream maker instruction.
Churn until the mixture looks slushy like soft serve, about 12 to 15 minutes.
Garnish with mint leave and serve immediately or place in the freezer for several hours until hard enough to scoop.
Did you know that berries are considered “super food”? A study in 2013 demonstrated that women who ate the most blueberries and strawberries were 32% less likely to have a heart attack, compared to women who ate berries once a month or less.