I know, that was such a terribly horrible pun. But once you get over the title, you’ll see what a wonderful treat this really is. The only thing sadder than the title are the pictures. I don’t know about the other food bloggers out there but I hate wasting my food. So I had to rush taking pictures before y ice cream takes an amorphous puddle of purple because I refuse to scoop out another batch just for the sake of aesthetics (and do multiple dishes, too). I know, I should’ve been spot on from the get go but I’m working on being a better food photographer. I’m getting there, though. Meanwhile, please bear with my pictures.
Now that that’s out of the way, this homemade ice cream (adapted from Jamie Oliver) is definitely going to make a number of appearances in my household this spring and summer. It only has 4 ingredients and won’t crowd your sink once you’re done prepping. You can make your own variations. You can use different fruits, you can pour them into popsicle molds, make poptails (or cocksicles, but there’s something off putting about that, though…I wonder what it is). It’s totally up to you.
- 16 oz. frozen fruits
- up to 5 tablespoonful plain, nonfat yogurt
- honey to taste
- mint (optional)
- orange zest and 1 tbsp. fresh orange juice (optional)
- Pour frozen fruits in food processor bowl and process until broken into smaller pieces.
- Add 3 tablespoonful of yogurt, squirt some honey, add mint, orange zest and orange juice and process. Scrape mixture off the side of the bowl and process until everything is well incorporated. You can add a couple more spoons of yogurt at this point and process some more.
- Serve in chilled containers and enjoy!
I used frozen berries. Like what I said, you can definitely use whatever fruit you wish. You can even freeze fresh fruits you have around the house. While frozen fruit concentrate works well, try to steer clear of those because we are trying to achieve a healthy snack. I added the orange zest and juice in the recipe to add a little bit of zing. I originally used lemon but found that it is too tart. And after blending everything together, the mixture will still appear to be coarse. It is tempting to add more yogurt at this stage but try not to. Remember, we are not making a smoothie. I guess this is closer to a sorbet than an ice cream but it sounds more fun saying it’s an ice cream.