>> Friday, July 9, 2010
Neither of us have ever had Pinkberry frozen yogurt. We live nowhere near a franchise, unfortunately. But the whole concept -- a frozen yogurt treat that remains tangy and not over-sweetened sounds absolutely delicious to us. Especially mixed with tasty and healthy fruit fillings like watermelon or pomegranate. And though this recipe yields only a lumpy cousin (the texture of Pinkberry looks almost too smooth to be true!) to the real celebrity, I imagine the taste is similar.
Even if not, it's a healthy frozen treat to help get you through those hot summer days -- made with the goodness of Greek yogurt. If that doesn't keep you cool, just go outside and spray yourself with a hose. That's what we do.
So here's our version of the Pinkberry summer favorite with watermelon -- no ice cream maker required (though you may use one if you have one). Until we can get ourselves to "civilization," I think it's a good substitute! Also, for all you lactose-free or vegan eaters out there, you should try this recipe with your favorite non-dairy yogurt. Let us know how it turns out!
FROZEN WATERMELON-RASPBERRY GREEK YOGURT
(makes enough for 2 big or 3 modest servings)
What you'll need . . .
- 1 cup watermelon (preferably drained a bit using a paper towel -- no need to de-seed necessarily)
- 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Handful or two of frozen raspberries
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)
- Ice cream maker OR muffin tin (mini works best)
- Food processor
Method . . .
- Use a food processor to blend together the yogurt, watermelon, and coconut flakes.
- Plop in the frozen raspberries and stir.
- Then put the mixture in your ice cream maker and follow the directions. Then enjoy right away!
- OR if you don't have a machine (like us) -- simply pour the mixture into a muffin tin (mini works best) and let freeze overnight.
- When you're ready to eat the frozen yogurt, cup the muffin tin bottom (the metal part) with a warm cloth. Use a knife to get the frozen mixture out.
- Then throw some chunks into your food processor and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately!
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