Lime Frozen Yogurt

[Printable Recipe]

I found a recipe for frozen yogurt on 101 Cookbooks a few years ago. It’s really easy and a great base for so many flavors.

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We’ve been getting limes for the past few weeks in our Greenling box, and although I like using them in so many dishes (and in Dos Equis!), they’re usually an accent flavor, rather than the star. This frozen yogurt really highlights the fresh lime flavor.

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I can get away with eating an entire batch of this myself. Maybe it’ll stretch to 2 people, if you’re feeling particularly generous. For more than 2 servings though, I’d double the recipe.

Also, the original recipe calls for using Greek yogurt. In an effort to save some money (because those big containers of Greek yogurt are pretty expensive!), I strain regular yogurt for a few hours in some cheesecloth to create a thicker consistency that’s similar to Greek yogurt. If you’re using Greek yogurt though, you can use a little less, since the water makes up about quarter of the 32 oz. container of regular yogurt.

Adapted from 101 Cookbooks

Ingredients:

  • 4 c. (1-32 oz. container) plain regular yogurt (strained in cheesecloth over a colander to remove the excess liquid) or 3 c. Greek yogurt (regardless of the type of yogurt, I usually use fat-free for this and it works wonderfully)
  • Zest and juice from 2 limes
  • 1/4 c. sugar (I don’t like mine too sweet. Add more sugar if you do.)

Directions:

  • Combine the yogurt, lime zest, lime juice and sugar in a bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • When chilled, freeze the ice cream in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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Verdict:
I love how unlike frozen yogurt you buy at the grocery store or at TCBY, this tastes like actual yogurt. It’s tangy, not overwhelmingly sweet, and really highlights whatever you choose to flavor it with. The lime was quite refreshing and because the limes we received were rather yellow, the zest blends in nicely with the yogurt.

I’ve also made this same recipe and added fresh strawberries, blueberries (actually, it was blueberries and lime), ginger, and vanilla extract. It’s been wonderful everytime. I hope you’ll use this as a base to experiment with new flavor combinations!

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