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.