Oct 292010
 
This is going to be a mini post for a few reasons.  1) I only have one picture, because how many ways can you really photograph fro yo or the liquidy mixture used to create it?  2) Because I’m running late for dinner with a friend.  And 3) because there’s really not all that much to say about this fro yo other than it’s really really delicious.


The only other frozen yogurt recipes I have made turned out great but were very tart and “yogurty”.  This one was the first that had a texture and taste like the non tart frozen yogurt you’d get in a store (think yogurt pump/love’s).  The recipe actually came from the cuisinart ice cream maker guide book, but it was really wonderful so try it!!  I made a few modifications that i’ll note in the recipe below.

Ingredients

1 cup whole milk (I used 2%)
1 packet plain gelatin (** see my note in the instructions!!)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons instant espresso powder
1 quart (about 31/2 cups) lowfat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup half-and-half (can use fat-free)

Instructions

Place milk in a 2-quart saucepan; sprinkle with gelatin and let stand 1 minute.
Heat milk and gelatin and stir until smooth. Stir in sugar and espresso powder; cook until sugar is dissolved.Transfer to a medium bowl and cool (here’s where my gelatin note comes in: I thought I could do the first steps and then wait a while before making the fro yo.  Do not do this.  The espresso mixture will, in fact, become jello.  That being said I had to start over).
 Add yogurt and half-and-half, stir until completely blended. Turn the machine on; pour the mixture into freezer bowl, and let mix until thickened, about 20 to 25 minutes. The frozen yogurt will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the frozen yogurt to an airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours.
I added a chopped dark chocolate ghirardelli part for some crunch.  
Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.

  One Response to “A mini post: Coffee Chip Frozen Yogurt”

  1. Thanks for including a non-tart option for me! now I just need to get a yogurt machine…

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