It is August and August heat is here! There is nothing I can think of that suits this weather more than frozen yoghurt. You can eat as much as you like and not feel guilty, unlike ice cream where you dread every bite (not really). I did not add any sugar, only a tad of honey making this a healthy version of frozen yoghurt we love to buy. If you like it on the sweeter side add in a 1/4 cup of sugar.
If you are like me, I love a crunchy element with my frozen yoghurt, any kind of nut will do but today I added granola. Healthy super easy granola that gets together in no time. I will be adding the recipe to my blog soon.
To make homemade frozen yoghurt with any fruit you must freeze the fruit first. So plan this step ahead. I always keep frozen fruit in my freezer, this way every time I crave frozen yoghurt, I can make it right away. If you like it creamy and soft, you'll be able to enjoy it right away without waiting for it to freeze. On the other hand, if you like the texture to be a bit firmer, freeze it for an hour or so after blending it. Personally, I prefer the softer texture but when I make a big batch there will always be some leftover to keep in the freezer and it is really good too.
- 3-4 cups sliced peaches
- 1 cup yoghurt
- 3 tablespoons vanilla
- Squeeze of lime
- Granola for topping
*As I mentioned earlier you need frozen peaches for this recipe. You can buy a ready frozen bag if you have available in your region, or you can freeze your own. Nothing to it really, just slice the peaches after pitting them and keep them in a freezer bag in the freezer overnight. Of course, the riper the fruit the better the frozen yoghurt will taste. Also if you want the frozen yoghurt to be seamless you need to peel the peaches. I actually don't mind them at all, in fact they add more flavor and are less work.
*You will need a food processor to be able to make this. Drop the peaches, the yoghurt, honey, vanilla and the lime squeeze in the food processor and blend. You need to blend until completely smooth. It might take some time especially if the fruit is completely frozen and chunky.
*That's it. You frozen yoghurt is done. I like to dig in right away because the consistency is much like soft serve ice cream. If you prefer ice cream consistency store it in an airtight container in the freezer for an hour. Not more than that because it will get really hard. If you have leftover and you had to store it, take it out of the freezer 15 minutes before you eat it. This way you can scoop it out without breaking your spoon.