Thursday, March 3, 2011
HOMEMADE FROZEN NON-FAT COCONUT YOGURT
A lot of frozen yogurt recipes tell you NOT to use non-fat yogurt. There needs to be a little fat to produce a creamy (as opposed to icy) texture. But I had too many containers of 0% Fage (Greek yogurt) and figured with coconut, vanilla, and sugar how bad could it be? And while it didn't scoop out so nicely, it was still good.
3 cups Greek-style no fat yogurt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (I like this brand found at Sprouts)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix together the yogurt, sugar, and vanilla. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Chill for one hour.
Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Remove yogurt from the cylinder and scoop into an airtight container, return to freezer for two hours to allow the flavors to ripen.