Monday, January 30, 2012
Frozen Fruity Yogurts (GF)
These good-for-you, delicious frozen yogurts can be eaten every day on this diet. Use yogurt made with live bacterial cultures and one that is not too sour. I used my fabulous homemade yogurt (actually my DH's new recipe which I should share soon - so easy and makes thick, wonderful yogurt - much cheaper to make one's own) to make this yogurt yesterday. I waited a little long to photograph it as it was beginning to melt. It was a very hot day. It is summer-time here, but frozen yogurt treats are good for you any time of year.
1 cup frozen strawberries, (250 mL)
2 cups plain yogurt (500 mL)
Liquid sucralose to equal 3/4 cup (175 mL)
1/2 cup heavy cream (125 mL)
1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)
In small bowl, microwave strawberries on high power 1 minute. Chop strawberries and mash. In medium bowl, combine yogurt, strawberries, liquid sucralose, OR SPLENDA® Granular, heavy cream and vanilla extract. Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Freeze for an hour for a firmer texture.
Yield: 5 cups (1.25 L)
1/2 cup (125 mL) per serving
2.4 g protein
5.4 g fat
2.3 g carbs
Variations: Blueberry: Use 3/4 cup (175 mL) frozen unsweetened blueberries. In small bowl, microwave blueberries 1 minute.
Yield: 5 cups (1.25 L). (2.2 g Carbs)
Raspberry: Use 1 cup (250 mL) frozen unsweetened raspberries plus another 2 tbsp (30 mL). In small bowl, microwave raspberries and 1 tbsp (15 mL) water 1 minute 50 seconds. Mash with fork and press through sieve.
Yield: 5 cups (1.25 L). (2.1 g Carbs)
Maple Walnut: Omit vanilla extract. Use 2 tbsp (30 mL) maple extract and 1/2 cup (125 mL) walnut pieces. Yield: 41/2 cups (1.125 L). (2.0 g Carbs)
Cappuccino: Use 1 tbsp (15 mL) instant coffee stirred into 2 tbsp (30 mL) cream; microwave 20 seconds to dissolve. Use 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract. Yield: 4 cups (1 L). (1.8 g Carbs)
Peach Vanilla: Use 1 cup (250 mL) canned unsweetened peaches in juice, drained and chopped and use 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract.
Yield: 5 cups (1.25 L). (4.0 g Carbs)
Fruit Cocktail: Use 1 cup (250 mL) canned unsweetened fruit cocktail in juice, drained. Yield: 5 cups (1.25 L). (3.9 g Carbs)
Lemon or Lime: Use 1/3 cup (75 mL) lemon or lime juice and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) lemon extract. Omit vanilla extract. Yield: 41/2 cups (1.125 L). (2.1 g Carbs)