Saturday, May 30, 2009

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

What to do with a big container of strawberries? Make ice cream, of course! Actually, this is a frozen yogurt from David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop. As you can see, it freezes up pretty perfectly after a couple of hours in the freezer, and it is really delicious. The yogurt adds a nice tang, and the strawberry flavor comes through very well. Summer in a bowl!

Although David recommends whole-milk French or Greek yogurt, I used a low fat Greek yogurt with no troubles. The frozen yogurt is great on its own, but I think it would also be really tasty with some shortbread cookies.

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt (adapted from David Lebovitz)
Makes 1 pint

8 ounces strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and sliced
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vodka (I used grapefruit vodka as it's what I had on hand)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1. Put the strawberries in a bowl with sugar and vodka and gently stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for about 2 hours at room temperature. Stir the mixture every 30 minutes or so.
2. Pour the strawberry mixture into a food processor. Add the yogurt and lemon juice and pulse until smooth.
3. Pour the ice cream mixture into a 2-cup measuring cup, cover with plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Freeze in your ice cream maker.


  1. I am loving the color and the flavoring here Sara. Plus I can eat bowls of this without feeling guilty.

  2. What a perfect scoop! It looks like a really nice way to enjoy the strawberries and cool down.

  3. Oh! This looks lovely. My ice cream machine got delivered YESTERDAY! I can't wait to try this. And those bowls are BEAUTIFUL!

  4. Wow, what gorgeous photography! I always find it so difficult to photograph ice cream and sorbets as it starts melting so quickly but you captured that really nice texture on the outside.

  5. This looks awesome!! The perfect dessert for a summer evening. Great job!

  6. This looks refreshing! don't you just love having an ice cream maker!!! :)

  7. Beautiful! Sounds like a great end to a summer meal. Or just for snacking. :)

  8. Strawberry frozen yogurt? I'm there! What a gorgeous photo! It looks so perfect :)