Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Mixed Berries Frozen Yogurt

mixed berries frozen yogurt

A few weeks ago I made my first batch of frozen yogurt. The inspiration comes from Molly's blackberry frozen yogurt. And I sighed thinking that we almost ended up moving to Seattle instead of Atlanta a few months ago.

And I imagine myself picking buckets after buckets of the glorious blackberries, all free of charge. In reality, that doesn't happen. I have to pay 3 dollars for the half pint of blackberries from the grocery store. Sometime, when I am lucky, it costs me about 2 dollars.

Instead of paying more than I want to make Molly's blackberry frozen yogurt, I decided to make a mixed berries variation. I combined the strawberries, blueberries and raspberries that I have freezed in earlier summer with some fresh blackberries for my batch. I didn't measure the exact proportion of each fruits, just a little of everything to make up to 1 pound. Because I like the pairing of berries and Chambord, I added a generous splash to macerate the fruits. Greek yogurt is used instead of the normal whole milk yogurt, which in my humble opinion, gives the final product a creamier texture.

mixed berries frozen yogurt

We have eaten almost 75% of the frozen yogurt before I realised that I haven't told you about this fantastic recipe! Having some leftover eclair shells from last month's Daring Bakers' Challenge, I scoop some frozen yogurt into the eclair shells for this entry. I reckon they make a pretty and delicious treat after a summer meal.

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Mixed Berries Frozen Yogurt
inspired by Orangette's Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

1 pound fresh or frozen mixed berries
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp Chambord
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1.5 tsp fresh lemon juice

In a medium bowl, combine the berries with sugar and Chambord, stirring until the sugar begins to dissolve. Cover, and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.

Using a blender, process the berries and the liquid that gathered in the bowl with the yogurt and lemon juice until smooth.Pass the mixture through a sieve into a medium bowl to remove the seeds. Taste the filtered mixture. You want it to be slightly sweeter than you like at this point,as freezing will dull the flavor later.

Refrigerate the mixture for at least one hour. Then freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Yield: 1 scant quart

22 comments:

  1. Love the colour of that frozen yogurt, and what a great way to present it too!

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  2. This looks so inviting!

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  3. Anonymous8:44 PM

    Ah summer....until last week we had summer weather but tonight it's rather cool. That said, I could still eat both of those eclairs right this second!

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  4. Oh, my! Mixed berries is one of my favorite ice cream flavors (actually, it's "Summer Berries" to Haagen-Dazs)! This looks so deep and tart-- lovely.

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  5. This looks so great! Just found your blog and your pictures are amazing!

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  6. these look really nice the colour combinations looks great. Nice recipe to try. Hope i ll find some greek yogurt and berries though since they re quite rare now. They re just the ideal summer treat.

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  7. You shouldn't have bother putting it in the ├ęclair shell, I would be happy eating it on its own. Frozen Yogurt is just amazing, I think I only did it once... What a gorgeous color yours has!

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  8. It's so hot and humid here that I want this now!!!!

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  9. Wow Mandy! This looks so tempting! The colour is so attractive! I love it!

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  10. Great job, I've never had yoghurt in an eclair before... I really like this idea!

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  11. I totally agree with you, Greek yogurt should be used when making frozen yogurt, it's just so much better!

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  12. Blackberries and fro yo! Two of my favorites! Your pictures are gorgeous!

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  13. I've never made frozen yogurt before, but this sure does make me want some!! And I hear you on the cost of berries...

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  14. hehe, no wonder I can't reach you these days, busy in great yogurt :)

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  15. They look gorgeous!

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  16. Anonymous11:14 PM

    what a beautiful presentation! this sounds (and looks!) absolutely delicious :)

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  17. This is such a delight - both for the eyes and the mouth! I love the colors and flavors here...

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  18. The color of that yogurt is so vibrant and appealing! I can almost taste the sweet tart flavors.

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  19. This frozen yogurt would be so delicious with those eclairs! Beautiful color, too!

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  20. I've heard blackberries referred to as garbageberries around here because they grow everywhere. All it takes is time, energy, and the willingness to suffer a few scratches to get a bucket of berries. Your frozen yogurt looks like a great way to transform garbage to delicacy!

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  21. That frozen yogurt is right up my alley!

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  22. Anonymous8:57 PM

    this pic looks so lovely and yummy!! my earlier version of yoghurt ice cream is so hard and not as smooth as the usual yoghurt ice cream you find outside. I blend it with raspberry, add sugar and freeze. Anything wrong with this?

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