Making Frozen Yogurt

To continue with my Reading Through Cookbooks post, I decided to make the Frozen Strawberry Pie from the Frozen Yogurt cookbook.

The recipe includes 2 parts, making the frozen yogurt and making the cookies. First off the frozen yogurt!

Ingredients

  • 500 g natural yogurt
  • 2 dl cream for whipping
  • 80 g sugar

 

Directions

  1. Whisk the yogurt and sugar with a hand mixer
  2. In a separate bowl whisk the cream until it becomes whipped cream and does not fall out of the bowl when you flip it over
  3. Add the whipped cream to the yogurt and whisk it until it is combined
  4. Place the yogurt in a sealed freezer safe container and put it in the freezer for 4 hours
  5. Once every hour take the yogurt out and stir it

 

Notes

  • I used a freezer safe tupperware container with a lid for the yogurt. Not all tupperware is freezer safe, so check if it has the snowflake symbol
  • The yogurt is stirred every hour to avoid ice crystals from forming and to keep an airy texture
  • After the 4 hours, I found that the yogurt melted quickly, so I would recommend keeping it in the freezer for even longer
  • If you have an ice cream machine, for step 4 you can put the yogurt in the machine for 25 minutes instead of in the freezer

20180313_142146.jpgNext for the cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 50 g sugar
  • 75 g butter
  • 200 g flour
  • 250 g strawberries
  • Frozen yogurt from part 1

 

Directions

  1. Whisk the egg and sugar together
  2. In a separate bowl whisk the butter
  3. Slowly add the butter and flour to the egg and sugar mixture
  4. Once the ingredients are combined, form the dough with your hands
  5. Roll out the dough onto a piece of baking paper
  6. Place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes
  7. Take the dough out of the fridge
  8. Preheat the oven to 200Β° C
  9. Form the dough into desired shapes
  10. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes and let cool
  11. Rinse the strawberries and cut into slices
  12. Place the cookies on a plate
  13. Top the cookies with the strawberry slices
  14. Add a scoop of the frozen yogurt on top of each cookie

 

Notes

  • When I was forming the dough in step 4, the dough was really loose so I added a little flour until it reached a dough like consistency
  • For step 9 I used a Pusheen cookie cutter, but you can form the dough into normal cookie shapes or use whatever cookie cutter you would like
  • For step 10 when I baked the cookies for 10 minutes, they got really dark and some of the edges burned. I recommend looking at your cookies at around 7-8 minutes to see if they are done. If so, then take them out
  • The recipe also suggests using chopped pistachio nuts as garnish as the very last step, but I did not include them

The Process

All of the ingredients for the frozen yogurt and cookies
Whisking the yogurt with the sugar and whipping the cream for the frozen yogurt
Putting the yogurt in the tupperware container after combining the yogurt with the whipping cream
Whisking the egg and sugar for the cookies and whipping the butter
Putting the dough on a piece of baking paper after combining the ingredients
Making the cookies with the cookie cutter after the dough cooled for 30 minutes
After baking the cookies. The top cookies were baked for 10 minutes, and the bottom ones were baked for 8 minutes
The finished frozen yogurt strawberry cookie. As you can see the yogurt needed more time in the freezer
I had another frozen yogurt strawberry cookie after dinner, and as you can see the yogurt was more frozen than before
My daughter enjoyed the frozen yogurt too!

Overall, I think the dessert tasted great! The cookies do taste a bit plain by themselves, but with the frozen yogurt and strawberries they taste delicious. The frozen yogurt does have the natural yogurt flavor, but you can easily add other toppings like chocolate, fruit, candy, and muesli to give it more flavor.


Have you made frozen yogurt before?

23 thoughts on “Making Frozen Yogurt

    1. For the frozen yogurt, yes I would! I like the natural flavor & I can eat it by itself or with toppings. I would use a different recipe for the cookies because like I said they tasted plain by themselves.

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