Monday, May 07, 2007
Homemade Frozen Yogurt
Such a heat wave today. Several times now I've mentioned the latest SoCal food craze is frozen yogurt. I've visited Pinkberry and CeFiore, but there's also tons of copycats popping up everywhere. But $5 for a frozen yogurt, no matter how nice the toppings, is way too rich for me. So I decided to do a little experiment. What if I literally made frozen yogurt? I bought a 16-oz container of non-fat yogurt from Trader Joe's for $1.19. (I wanted to splurge for some Greek-style yogurt because it was denser but those were more than twice the price, and I'm all about the cheap in this little food experiment.) The container says 120 calories per serving, 2 servings per container. So 15 calories per ounce, compared to Pinkberry's 25 calories per ounce. I added a few drizzles of honey into the container for natural sweetness but wanted to retain the tartness of real yogurt. Mixed it all up and put it into a freezer safe bag. Then froze it for about 3 hours. Then I mooshed the fro-yo to one side of the bag, cut a hole in the clean corner, and inserted a pastry tip. Like so. Squeezed out into swirls and top with fruit or granola. Taste? Really good. See for yourself. :P For a larger screen, you can view this video on YouTube.
P.S. I need to give a little shout-out to Henry Chan of Henry Chan's Food Videos for teaching me how to upload videos to my blog. Can you just imagine? Maybe I need to revisit some recipes and have video instructions added? :)