Tangy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

My life has been changed. For Christmas, Ross’s sister got us an ice cream machine, and I could not be more pumped. Prior to this little gem coming in to my life, I was in possession of my parents’ ancient machine that requires massive quantities of ice and salt to function. No more my friends. No more.

All you need to do is freeze the drum, dump some stuff in and press on. Ah! So easy! For my first recipe I wanted to make something simple and relatively healthy since I’ve been such a glutton all month. So, my mind immediately went to frozen yogurt. After a quick consult with the Perfect Scoop cookbook (also a gift) the little gears in my head started turning. Then I remembered the Strawberry Jam with Honey I had in the freezer and this super simple recipe was born.

It has been a few years since I’ve had Pinkberry, so I’m not sure how close this recipe is in taste and texture. But, if memory serves me correctly, I think it has that familiar tang and creaminess. Give this a whirl (literally – get it – the machine whirls) when you want a fast, healthy snack that will stomp that sweet tooth.

Tangy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients
2 cups of fat-free plain yogurt
1/2 cup of jam (I used homemade strawberry)
1/3 – 1/2 cup powdered sugar (you could probably use regular sugar, but I used powdered so it would dissolve well and thicken the mixture a bit)

1.) Prepare the drum of your ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. I just leave mine in the freezer when I’m not using it.
2.) Combine the yogurt and jam in a small mixing bowl. Depending on how sweet your jam is (mine is on the tart side) add in your powdered sugar. I wound up using almost a 1/2 cup.
3.) Pour the yogurt mixture into the ice cream maker. Turn it on for as long as instructions state, or until thickened. You could eat it now for soft serve or store it in a freezer-safe container until hard.

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Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.
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6 Responses to Tangy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

  1. Elle Sees says:

    whattttt
    where’s this been my whole life? looks divine!

  2. sami says:

    who needs pinkberry when they can make their own strawberry fro yo?? yummm!

    xo
    sami

  3. Malcolm says:

    Woah! Jillian got ME an ice cream maker for Christmas, too! Alright, it’s on.

  4. Shannon says:

    SOOOOOO AWESOMEEE! I asked my brother for an ice cream maker for Christmas but he didn’t get it for me… oh well.

    I look forward to more awesome frozen creations you come up with!

  5. Joanne says:

    Congrats on the ice cream maker! This reminds me that I really need to set mine to work. I’ve been dying to make Greek yogurt ice cream and this sounds fab!

  6. Pingback: Banana Frozen Yogurt | sweeter salt

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