Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Watermelon Frozen Yogurt

What foods remind you of summertime?  For me, it's watermelon- specifically, sitting on the back porch with my very own wedge, juice dripping off my fingers.  When I saw this watermelon fro yo on Tastespotting, I had to try it.  It's a dessert tailor-made for a Texas summer day- the Greek yogurt provides a tangy complement to the fresh taste of watermelon.  It's low in fat and calories, so don't feel bad if you shovel down half the batch in one sitting.  Not that anyone would do that, right?

(Hey, stop looking at me!)

From Menu for Love 

2 cups seedless watermelon chunks
1 cup Fage 0% yogurt
About 1/3 cup sugar (to taste)
Juice of half a lime
1 1/2 Tbsp vodka (keeps your fro yo from turning into a giant ice cube)

1.  Chop the watermelon into chunks and remove the large white seeds, if any. Add to blender and puree.  Strain out the grainy pulp and discard.

2.  Return watermelon juice to the blender.  Add the yogurt, lime juice, and vodka, and blend until well-combined.  Add sugar a little at a time.  Taste and adjust sugar as necessary. 

3.  Add the mixture to the ice cream maker and mix until frozen, about 20 minutes.

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  1. Love this recipe. I just bought a couple of seedless watermelons the other day with no real plan other than cutting them in half and digging in. Now one of them will be fro yo. Great idea and gorgeous picture!

  2. Thanks Kelsey- let me know how you like it!

    I love your blog, by the way.

  3. Your blog looks lovely! This is a fabulous recipe! Thanks!


  4. Thanks Christine! Your blog is looking great- you've been busy! 35 posts in June- wow!

  5. oh delicious! that sounds perfect for summer!

  6. Making this for sure!I found you from the foodie blog roll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this watermelon widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about watermelon,Thanks!

  7. Thanks Simply Life!

    Alisa- I added the widget- thank you so much!

  8. I know what I am making this afternoon, thanks for the recipe, looks really really good.

  9. Arghh I was so happy until vodka was there :) anything can replace vodka ?

  10. Anon-

    The vodka keeps the yogurt from freezing too hard. You can replace the vodka with another neutral-flavored liquor. If you'd like to avoid using alcohol in it period, you can serve it once it reaches your desired texture in the ice cream freezer. If you store your batch in the freezer, you may need to let it sit out at room temperature or nuke it for a few seconds at a time until it is scoopable.

    (If you are concerned about the alcohol interfering with the flavor, you can't taste it though.)

  11. Just made this. We were running lighter on watermelon than we thought, so I made the mistake of upping the yogurt by just a little. It was a little too yogurty and tart for my taste, but then again I did it wrong. I also didn't strain out the watermelon pulp which didn't seem to matter much. Really yummy, though!

  12. This is a smart blog. I mean it. You have so much knowledge about this issue, and so much passion. You also know how to make people rally behind it, obviously from the responses. cup frozen yogurt



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