Homemade frozen yogurts are a class apart. I prefer them over ice creams as they are low in calories and much healthier option. Full of good nutrients and simple to assemble, FroYo can be made with so many fruits. During summer I make a variety of Frozen Yogurts with seasonal fruits like Mango, Cherry, Banana, Sapota, berries, Pineapple, apricots, jamun etc. Each one is so refreshing, addictive and high in taste.
I use full fat home cultured hung curd as far as possible as it is full of probiotics. The frozen yogurt is naturally sweetened with fruits and organic honey which also prevents the ice to form while freezing the dessert.
This is a beautiful strawberry frozen yogurt that I made today. The month of February has been very hot this year and I was craving for something sweet. If you love strawberries as much as I do then this one is for you.
A box of strawberry was lying in the fridge and I had hung some fresh curd to make a dip but that wasn’t going to happen. 😛 So, here it is, a luscious, creamy, tangy-sweet summer dessert.
Fresh unblemished strawberries – 2 Cup (Washed, hulled and frozen)
Organic honey – 2-3 tbsp
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Hung Yogurt or Yogurt Cheese – 1/3 Cup (You can use Greek Yogurt too)
Wash, hull and freeze the strawberries. You can slice the strawberries and line them on a tray to freeze.
Hang the curd/ yogurt overnight or for 3-4 hours in the fridge till completely drained of liquid.
Freeze the yogurt as well. We will chop it up an hour before using.
Take out the yogurt from the freezer and chop it up. Put it in a glass bowl.
Now take out the strawberries, thaw them slightly and then remove 1/4 in a bowl, place the rest in the blender and process till thick and smooth.
Take out the strawberry puree in a bowl and put the remaining in the blender, give a swirl so it becomes a chunky mix. Remove.
Now, add hung yogurt, lemon juice and honey in the blender and process till smooth. Add the strawberry puree to it and mix. Add the chunky strawberries to the strawberry yogurt and mix well.
Scrape the sides of the blender bowl and blend again to ensure there are no lumps.
Taste for sweetness and adjust accordingly.
In a freezer safe bin pour the strawberry yogurt mixture. Tap the bin on the counter 2-3 times to remove air gaps. Cover and put in the freezer.
Take out and whisk the mixture after every 30 min and freeze again. I usually don’t need to do it if using honey or just do it once. Freeze for 4-5 hours or over night to get the ice cream like consistency.
You can also serve it as soft serve after a few hours.
Frozen Yogurt is best consumed on the same day but you can freeze it for a few days.