When the weather gets hot, and yes it did – at least here in NYC. All I wanted to do was lay down on the cold floor of our apartment with the lights off and speak to no one. That didn’t happen – I actually went outside to try and enjoy the heat wave. Lots of sweating involved. Did I mention Fatima and I went to Burger King to take advantage of their 50 cent ice cream cones? Guess what, they were “out” of ice cream. Sounds like a scam to me. Anyways…throughout the heat wave NYC experienced last week, I craved for a nice cold spoonful of frozen blueberry yogurt.
I love blueberries, but I don’t like them on their own. Something about the juiciness of the berry went chewing it turns me off. But I do love blueberry ice cream, yogurt, muffins, and the occasional pancake. So naturally, I thought I would try to make some delicious frozen blueberry yogurt. We don’t own an ice cream maker, something that our blogger Ashley has, so we knew this would be an interesting task. After some googling, I found a way to recreate (somewhat) of the process without an ice cream maker. Apparently, there are other ways. So when making this recipe, you can use an ice cream maker the only thing you’re going to ignore, is the part when I use the double bowls of ice and salt 😉
Berry Berry Frozen Blueberry Yogurt
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- Dash of salt
- Dash of cinnamon
- 1 cup of plain yogurt (we had an extra french vanilla left over)
- 1/4 cup of whole milk
- Place blueberries and lemon juice in a food processor and crush until they turn to juice.
- Add blueberry mix to a medium saucepan on medium heat. Add in sugar, a dash of salt, and a dash of cinnamon.
- Stir the mixture. The goal is to get the sugar to dissolve.
- Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and let it cool off. We placed it in another bowl in the freezer to speed up the process.
- While the blueberry mixture is cooling, fill a large bowl with ice and throw some salt over the ice.
- Take a small bowl and place inside the large one.
- Add milk and yogurt to the small bowl and add in cooled blueberry mixture.
- Mix everything together with a handmixer on medium speed until well blended. *If you have an ice cream machine, mix the ingredients in a bowl and then add into the machine (read the directions!) – voila: you are done*
- If you don’t have an ice cream machine, then mix the ingredients in the bowl contraption on medium speed for about 10 minutes – should get cold, but won’t turn into frozen blueberry yogurt just yet.
- Place in another bowl (with an air tight cover) and place in the freezer. About every 3 hours you can check it, mix it up, and let it freeze. We did this overnight and the next day had some delicious frozen blueberry yogurt.
- Fill a large bowl (big enough to hold the pan) with ice water and sit pan inside it. This will help speed up the chilling process. Stir in the yogurt and milk until completely incorporated. Chill the mixture until completely cold.