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Monday, January 30, 2012

FRUITY FROZEN YOGURTS

STRAWBERRY FROZEN YOGURT

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 recipe - so easy and it makes thick, wonderful yogurt - much cheaper to make one's own) to make this yogurt.. 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.  

Why Yogurt is allowed on a low-carb diet (click the link).

1 cup frozen strawberries, (250 mL)
  (unsweetened)
2 cups plain yogurt (500 mL)
Liquid sucralose or stevia to equal 3/4 cup sugar (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 sweetener, 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
76.9 calories
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)

8 comments:

1956okie said...

This looks wonderful! And I love all the variation ideas. One question.....I don't have any sweetener but granulated Splenda or DaVinci syrup. Would either of those work for this recipe, or will that make it too soupy to freeze? Just wondering if you have any advice on that. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Granulated Splenda would work - not DaVinci (too much liquid).

1956okie said...

Wonderful! Thanks so much!

Jennifer said...

Hey, you are welcome. :) Have a nice day.

Kelly the Happy Texan said...

The maple walnut caught my eye. This sounds fabulous!

Jennifer said...

Strawberry is my favorite. :)

easyfoodsmith said...

A wonderful and healthy post. Would love to try this soon

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Easyfoodsmith. :)