Saturday, October 10, 2009

Found Item+Fresh Produce=Yummy Goodness

Homemade ice cream. Its a treat. Not many people make it for themselves. We did tonight.

I was out walking this afternoon and happened across a used ice cream maker (alas, it wasn't a hand crank kind that makes you really appreciate the final product... that's the kind I grew up with). Add in that the markets are now flooded with late-season strawberries. How perfect is that? We had to take advantage... so we made strawberry frozen yogurt.

For those of you wanting to make this too, here's the recipe:

3 cups fresh slices strawberries
3 T lemon juice
2/3-1 cup sugar (depending on sweetness of berries)
1/4 t salt
1/2 cup whole milk
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt

1. Combine the salt, sugar, berries, and lemon juice in a sauce pan.
2. Heat mixture till the sugar has dissolved. Mash the berries a bit as well.
3. Remove from heat and cool till step 4 is possible without curdling.
4. Add in milk and yogurt.
5. Chill for 1 hour.
6a. Put in ice cream maker and process.
6b. Conversely if you don't have an ice cream maker you could just put the mix in the freezer, stirring every 1/2 hour to fluff things up and prevent the final product from becoming a solid ice block. Continue to do this till it is solid enough that it has the right consistency of ice cream.
7. Eat right away (or save some if you have self-control).

Bon app├ętit!


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