One more reason to eat Greek yogurt?
Sign me up, son.
Why don’t I make homemade ice cream? Well, because…..wait for it…..WAIT FOR IT…..I like, don’t own a fancy ice cream maker. My Pops had one, and in the summertime, that piece of equipment got more love than a cold shower.
So, I present to you, a much simpler, cheaper, healthier (but every bit as indulgent) recipe for homemade frozen yogurt.
5 ingredients, 5 minutes to assemble, and you’ve got yourself homemade froyo, yo (does anyone say froyo anymore? is that still a thing? tell me i’m still cool, plz).
So what’s the hype on froyo?! WHATEVER, I’ll say it if I want to. The deal is this: traditional full-fat cream that’s inside ice cream gets replaced by, yep, you guessed it- yogurt. This makes the dessert considerably less rich (ie less caloric) and purrrrrfect when you’re looking for something a little less heavy and a lot mo’ refreshing.
Probiotic-rich Greek yogurt combines with aromatic spearmint (which just so happens to be fantastic for digestion) and gets blended up with peaches for a thick, luscious, & super creamy cold treat.
And we ain’t using no canned peaches, neither! This recipe calls for fresh then frozen peaches that are high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant and beautiful-skin-booster. Plus, the fiber, potassium, and choline content makes these ultra sexy stone fruits excellent for heart health. As if we needed one more excuse to bite into a juicy peach??? Thanks, motha nature, I owe ya one. Or like a thousand.
Spearmint & Peach Frozen Yogurt
Makes: 4 servings
- 4 medium ripe peaches (or 3 large)
- 1 tablespoon grade B maple syrup or honey
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped coarsely
- 2/3 cup Greek yogurt
- First, slice up the peaches and lay them out so none are touching each other on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze overnight or at least 4 hours.
- Next, place frozen peaches in a food processor and pulse until coarsely crumbled, but not pureed. Don’t overmix!
- Pour in maple syrup or honey, lemon juice, mint, and yogurt and blend until all smoooooooth and creamy. You may have to stop and scrape down the sides of the food processor a couple of times. When done, adjust sweetener if necessary. You can either enjoy right away or pop back in the freezer for a couple of hours to create a harder consistency. Tough recipe, right? 😉 Now dig in!