Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Strawberry Yoghurt Ice Cream

Another healthy way of using up my home grown strawberries. By freezing all the surplus, I get to enjoy the fruit all year round.

The texture of yoghurt ice cream is not creamy as it is not in a true sense an ice cream. It has a slight tang but is nevertheless a very tempting icy dessert.

Strawberry Yoghurt Ice Cream
Adding strawberry jam in between the layers of ice cream makes it extra delicious. We like raisins so have thrown in a handful.

400gm fresh or frozen strawberry, hulled and clean
100gm sugar
100ml cream
500gm low fat yoghurt
1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean
3 Tbsp vodka

2 Tbsp sultanas or gin soaked raisins(optional)
2-3 Tbsp strawberry vodka jam

1. Add sugar to the strawberries. Set aside for a few hours.

2. At this stage there will be a fair bit of liquid in the strawberry and sugar mix (especially if using frozen strawberries). Boil the mixture to reduce and thicken the sugary syrup. Leave to cool.

3. Add all the ingredients except sultanas and strawberry jam into a blender. Blend at high speed.

Strawberry yogurt ice cream mix
4. Add the sultanas. Place in the fridge for a few hours or leave overnight to let the flavour develop.

5. Churn in ice cream maker.

6. In the final minute or so of churning add the strawberry jam to produce a streaky effect or scoop ice cream mix to a container and lace with strawberry jam in between scoops to create a streaky pattern.

7. Freeze for a few hours.

Strawberry Yoghurt Ice Cream
Note :
1. If you have a sweeter tooth, add more sugar.
2. Colouring not required.
3. If using vanilla pod, add when boiling the fruit and liquid and omit vanilla extract.
4. A small quantity of cream is added as I am using low fat yoghurt . Ice cream do need some fat. More cream can be added if weight and cholestrol is not an issue.

1. Just before churning, place the ice cream in the freezer for ½ hour to get it really cold. This shortens the churning time considerably.
2. The vodka makes a softer textured ice cream as alcohol does not freeze.


karlsfoodie said...

did this today with a little more fats as u mention.. taste yummy b4chucking into the frezer.. cant wait for the icecream =)


Sinner said...


I bet you are getting impatient to eat the ice cream. We love these fruity yoghurt ice cream as we can eat them with less guilt.

I do hope you like it :)

karlsfoodie said...

the icecream was pretty hard for mi to scope out nicely.. could it b over frozen?(if theres such word). Need to scrap it again n again haha
We like it to bits! except that my berries were too sour LOLz.. attempting the vanila one next =)


Sinner said...

This is what we discover quite by accident. If we leave the ice cream at the very bottom of our chest freezer, the ice cream is pretty hard and we have to leave it out for 5 minutes to soften a bit before scooping.

One day, I had the ice cream sitting at the very top (near freezer lid) and we found the ice cream very easy to scoop. Nowadays it always sits up top.

Looks like your ice cream is indeed 'over frozen'. lol

I am lucky my strawberries are quite sweet as they are plucked when they are really ripe :)

So glad you like it. Thanks for the feedback.

J Razak said...

Your ice cream makes my mouth water on this hot weather..care to share which brand ice cream maker you are using and where to buy?
GOD bless you.

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