January 14, 2014

Berry Frozen Yoghurt & The Annual (Image) Recipe Index

Berry Frozen Yoghurt | The Gluten Free Scallywag

The beginning of the year can spark many new decisions, resolutions to improve your life and generally be a better person. I must admit I’m not the best at making these goals at this time of year as I know that if I make a pact with myself to eat healthy in January it will fail miserably due to the hot weather, which although it does make me eat cool salads and drink smoothies instead of a fry up, I will always grab a chilled dry apple cider with friends on a Friday evening after work and indulge in finger licking, dripping down the gluten free cone, ice cream!


Berry Frozen Yoghurt | The Gluten Free Scallywag
Berry Frozen Yoghurt | The Gluten Free Scallywag Berry Frozen Yoghurt | The Gluten Free Scallywag

Berry Frozen Yoghurt | The Gluten Free Scallywag
Berry Frozen Yoghurt | The Gluten Free Scallywag

I don’t see the point in failing in the first few weeks or months of my year, which is precisely why I, generally, make goals around my birthday which falls in September. It’s a lot easier to be resolute in not buying chocolate, or only baking one batch of gluten free fruit mince pies than telling myself I can’t eat them at all. My ability to stop myself from eating something is great if there’s gluten in it, but give me a homemade fruit mince pie and I’m a goner.

Which leads me to this luscious berry frozen yoghurt. Filled with fresh blueberries and strawberries, although you could easily use raspberries or other berries in their place, it’s a scoopful of deliciousness on a hot summer’s day.

Berry Frozen Yoghurt | The Gluten Free Scallywag
Berry Frozen Yoghurt | The Gluten Free Scallywag

So, this year, if you said to yourself eat healthy, then make this frozen yoghurt rather than the cream filled ice cream and just have one scoop rather than two. It makes it so much more of a treat if it is just that, a treat enjoyed only every so now and then. Plus, I think it tastes better that way, don't you?

Berry Frozen Yoghurt
Makes approximately 1Litre
Recipe adapted from this recipe via David Lebovitz, The Perfect Scoop.  

250g strawberries, hulled and quartered *
250g blueberries *
300g gluten free Greek Yoghurt, I used unsweetened
120g (1/2cup) sugar
2 tsp vodka or strawberry liqueur

Begin this recipe a day ahead.

In a bowl combine the strawberries, sugar and liqueur. Stir and leave aside to sit for approximately 30minutes, until the sugar has dissolved.

Remove a couple of spoons of the strawberries and 1/4 cup blueberries and set aside. Place the remaining strawberries, the sugar mixture and blueberries into the blender and blend until smooth. Pour the blended strawberries through a fine sieve to remove the strawberry seeds. Return the berry sauce to the blender with the yoghurt and blitz until smooth.

Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and process according to instructions. Pour into a suitable freezer container and swirl through the whole berries that were previously set aside. Freeze for 6 to 12 hours until firm.

*You could also use a mixture of raspberries or other berries to the same weight. If using frozen berries simply thaw on a paper towel before blitzing in the blender.

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With last minute craziness in my world I missed the Christmas Menu Ideas that I had planned to post, so instead I'll re-introduce you to the recipes of 2013. It was a fun filled year filled year that saw us get hitched in April and two weeks later I donated 30cm of auburn-gold-red locks to cancer patients and honeymoon to France & London in July. Then it was straight into recipe development, design and photography for The Gluten Free Scallywag Magazines 1st Print Edition. Christmas came around so fast. I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store!

2013 Annual Image Recipe Index

Lamington Roll for Australia Day / The Gluten Free Scallywag Healthier Lemon Slice / The Gluten Free Scallywag Hot Cross Buns / The Gluten Free Scallywag

Honey Almond Cake with Boozy Apples / The Gluten Free Scallywag Raspberry Melting Moments / The Gluten Free Scallywag Simple Chicken Curry / The Gluten Free Scallywag

Pea & Ham Soup / The Gluten Free Scallywag Vanilla Birthday Cake / The Gluten Free Scallywag Ice Cream Sandwiches / The Gluten Free Scallywag

Strawberry & Cream Tarts / The Gluten Free Scallywag Roasted Capsicum Pasta Sauce / The Gluten Free Scallywag Raspberry No Bake Cheesecake Pots / The Gluten Free Scallywag

Banana Zucchini Morning Muffins / The Gluten Free Scallywag Decadent Cheesecake Brownie / The Gluten Free Scallywag Fruit Mince Slice / The Gluten Free Scallywag

5 comments:

  1. I love the sharp tartness of yogurt and berries, and we definitely need something to help combat the heat today- yummo!

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  2. What if you don't have an icecream maker. Can you use a blender or kitchen whizz and blend it twice.

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    1. Hi Carolyn, you can definitely make this without the ice cream maker. Pour the mixture into a freezer container and every 40-50minutes take it out of the freezer and mix with a fork or even hand held beaters if you can until it's completely frozen. This will stop ice crystals from forming and help to create a smoother, creamier texture.

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  3. your frozen treat looks deliciousness... if we could meet somewhere in the middle of our frigid northern US and your aussie heat, we'd all be set. i may be visiting your pea & ham soup for now...

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    1. We do do opposites most of the year, I've been looking at all the warm carbs from the North and drooling....

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