Friday, July 24, 2009

Dark Chocolate Cherry Frozen Yogurt

My favorite one so far. The cherries are nice and tart and this may actually rival the gelatto I had in Florence, with the added bonus of not having milk in it!



    Coconut Pinkcherry Yogurt
    Adapted from The Perfect Scoop, David Lebovitz
    Makes about 1 quart
    3 cups strained yogurt* or Greek-style yogurt
    3/4 cup sugar
    1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    3/4 cup cherries, pits removed and roughly chopped
    1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
    ½ cup dark chocolate slivers (see below)**

    Mix together the yogurt, sugar, almond extract, cherries and coconut milk. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Refrigerate 1 hour.

    Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

    Add chocolate after you take the Yogurt out of the machine.

    * To make 1 cup (240g) of strained yogurt, line a mesh strainer with a few layers of cheese cloth, then scrape 16 ounces or 2 cups (480g) of plain whole-milk yogurt into the cheesecloth. Gather the ends and fold them over the yogurt, then refrigerate for at least 6 hours. (I was too impatient so I squeezed it in the cheese cloth. Seemed to work well)

    **I added these to Smittenkitchen’s recipe: I took 62% dark chocolate chips and melted them in a double boiler with a splash of the coconut milk. Then I spread this onto a sheet of parchment paper and froze the chocolate until it was hard enough to break into small chunks.

  2. Oh my GOSH, I thought I'd seen every recipe on her site - how did I miss this one?????

    Now my dilemma deepends.. Do I give in and buy an ice cream machine this weekend ($25)? or do I wait a few weeks and buy the attachment for my Kitchenaid ($75)? Damn you for posting this!!!!!! lol

  3. OH MY GOD this stuff is the most fantastic, mouth tingling, almost pornographically yummy stuff ever. I think it may be my favorite dessert ever. At least for this month!

    I am also contemplating the $75 attachment...but it only makes a little icecream, this one will make 4 quarts!

  4. just buy a cheap one, ice cream is not that complicated

  5. Yeah.. I just hate to have a uni-tasker sitting around cluttering things up, and would rather have the Kitchenaid attachment.. my mixer is a 5-quart, so I wonder if the ice cream attachment would be that size?

    Eh.. I can't wait.. I might just buy the machine. :) YAY!