Friday, June 12, 2009
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
I've always looked at Neapolitan ice cream and thought, "Why?" As in, why mess up perfectly good chocolate and vanilla ice cream with that strawberry stuff? At birthday parties when I was a child, I always ate around the strawberry part. As an adult I probably still would.
But with a pint of strawberries that were needing to be used, I thought I'd give David Lebovitz's Strawberry Frozen Yogurt a whirl. For one thing, the picture accompanying the recipe doesn't look anything like the insipid pale pink stuff sandwiched in the middle of the Neapolitan carton. All in all it seemed like a decent gamble with my just-past-their-prime strawberries.
- I didn't have a single lemon in the house, so I used lime juice and held my breath that it wouldn't dominate the flavor.
- Straining out the strawberry seeds is an optional step that I skipped.
The path to frozen deliciousness doesn't get much shorter or easier than this recipe! The fresh berry taste takes center stage, and the tang of the yogurt and the lime give a bit of punch to the sweetness of the berry/sugar combination. The frozen yogurt is great on its own and would be fantastic paired with a plain or lemon poundcake. I will make this again and again!