When fresh strawberries come into season, and we can get flats of them for only a few dollars, that’s when we start looking for everything and anything to do with them. This strawberry frozen yogurt is a terrific way to take advantage of the abundance of the season. And as the days heat up, it’s a good way to cool down quickly. Although it feels like you’re eating ice cream, this strawberry frozen yogurt is actually much lighter than a typical custard and cream-based ice cream, and it’s filled with the flavor of the fresh strawberries.
Best to eat it on the same day as you make it, as it will get icy if it stays in the freezer for more than 8 hours. If you want it to last longer and not get icy, add a tablespoon of vodka or kirsch to the mixture right before churning.
- 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2/3 cup to 1 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you want the result, and how sweet your strawberries are to begin with)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups full fat yogurt (if use low or non fat, then add 2 Tbsp cream)
1 Place the strawberries, lemon juice, salt, and sugar in a medium saucepan. Heat on medium heat, stirring, until the sugar has completely dissolved. Use a potato masher to mash up the strawberries as the mixture is heating. As soon as all of the sugar has completely dissolved, remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
2 Stir in the milk and yogurt, until completely incorporated. Place the mixture in the refrigerator, and chill for at least an hour, preferably several hours, until completely cold, before proceeding.
3 Process the mixture in your ice cream maker (Amazon sells a good one) 20 to 25 minutes. Eat immediately or keep in freezer until served.