Homemade Tart Frozen Yogurt
How to make this tasty summer treat at home
Froyo is pricey, especially considering how inexpensive (and easy) it is to make at home. All you need are a few simple ingredients and an ice cream machine. If you want to experiment with different flavors, try adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract or lemon or orange zest, or a ¼ cup of your favorite seedless jam. You can also substitute honey or brown sugar for ¼ cup of the sugar.
Makes 4 cups
2 cups plain whole-milk or low-fat yogurt
2 cups plain whole-milk or low-fat Greek yogurt
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1. Using a whisk, mix the yogurts and sugar together in a medium bowl until the sugar is completely dissolved.
2. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for freezing the yogurt in an ice cream/frozen yogurt machine. You’ll know it’s ready when it’s smooth and stiff (it will harden even more in the freezer). Serve right away or scoop into a container and freeze until ready to eat. If it stays in the freezer more than a few hours, it may need to sit out for awhile to soften before serving.
Tip: If you use low-fat yogurt, keep in mind that the froyo will taste best right out of the ice cream machine. It does not freeze well.
Jennifer Segal writes the food blog Once Upon a Chef, and lives in Potomac with her children and taste-test companions, Zach, 10, and Anna, 8.