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When was the last time you had frozen yogurt that actually tasted like, you know, yogurt?
For me, it had been a while.
I have a tendency to fill my styrofoam cups with the frozen yogurt whose character has been entirely masked by flavors that have more of a five-year-old appeal, such as cake batter. I also have a tendency to then cover my adulterated yogurt in at least twice as many rainbow sprinkles as would be reasonable. Oops...they spilled?
While cake batter has its place, on hot summer afternoons a tangy, barely sweetened fro-yo cannot be beat.
This frozen yogurt is so straightforward that you really have no excuse not to treat yourself. It all comes together in a matter of minutes with the help of your food processor.
I blanched and sliced 10-12 peaches a couple weeks ago and tucked them away in the freezer for just such an occasion. Using fruit that I froze myself always feels so satisfying.
The peaches are followed by thick, greek yogurt, and several spoonfuls of honey.
In a couple of minutes we have frozen yogurt.
Why, why, WHY, have I not been doing this my whole life?!
I take no credit for this genius, it is purely a copycat move. I saw Joy the Baker make a lemon-strawberry rendition several weeks ago on SnapChat and decided that it would be the perfect use for my frozen peach slices.
The tanginess of the yogurt is so refreshing alongside the sweet peaches.
While you could certainly freeze this yogurt for future enjoyment, it will become rock solid very quickly. Because it has not been churned at all and has very little air, it loses it's soft texture and becomes icy in the freezer. This fro-yo is best when enjoyed in its soft-serve state. That's no problem in my world because I happen to be a big fan of instant gratification.
If you would like a serving for one, feel free to half or quarter the recipe.
So now we know how to make instant fro-yo... You may decide whether that is a blessing or a curse.
Quick Peach Frozen Yogurt
- 4 medium, ripe peaches - peeled, sliced, and frozen (about 4 cups)
- 1 cup unsweetened greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup honey*
Place frozen peaches, yogurt, and honey in the work bowl of your food processor. Pulse until smooth. Serve immediately.
Yes, it’s really that simple.
*You can adjust the amount of honey based on your taste. 1/4 cup left it on the tangy side.
When I compare my calendar to my list of summer plans I feel slightly nauseous. July 10th? That can’t be right. Why does Target already have school supplies out? These things - these things are what keep me awake at night.
lassi / lasē /
a sweet or savory Indian beverage made with a yogurt base
Part of the fun of summer is fancy beverages. Drinks in mason jars with candy-colored paper straws, tacky Hawaiian umbrellas afloat in icy refreshments - it’s a piece of summer joy.
Lassis are something special. They are a bit like a smoothie in texture. But even sweet versions are barely sweet which makes the drink more refreshing and palate-cleansing. A perfect addition to the strong spices of Indian cuisine.
Lassis typically contain yogurt, fruit or spices, ice, and a thinning agent such as buttermilk or coconut milk.
Cheers to lassis! Perhaps one of the most refreshing summer treats I know.