More refreshing than the AC: Frozen Yoghurt! It’s extremely hot in DC and when I tried to take pictures of this Peach Frozen Yoghurt outside, it had turned into a sad liquid within 3 minutes. There are five Frozen Yoghurt places in my neighborhood, but I prefer to make it myself using fresh ripe summer fruit. It’s incredibly easy! All you need is: good fruit, creamy yoghurt, and an ice cream maker.
I know, there are faster recipes for Frozen Yoghurt that do not call for an ice cream maker (you puree frozen fruit together with yoghurt in a food processor), but in my experience fresh fruit gives a better result.
Sweet, Serves 4
Action Time: 15 minutes + at least 25 minutes freezing
about 6 small ripe peaches (about 1½ lb/700 g)
3.5 oz/100 g fine sugar
1 2/3 cups/14 fl oz/ 400 ml plain whole yoghurt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Extra: food processor, ice cream maker
1. Cut an ‘x’ at the bottom of each peach. Place peaches into a pan with boiling water, take the pan immediately from the heat and let the peaches sit for 1-2 minutes; if the peaches are very ripe, you can remove them from the water after 1 minute. Remove peaches from the water and place them in a bowl with very cold water. Peel the skin form the peaches, remove the pits, and cut peaches into chunks.
2. Puree peaches, sugar, yoghurt, and vanilla in a food processor until smooth. If it’s very hot outside, you might want to chill the mixture 30-60 minutes in the freezer before pouring it into your ice cream maker (it’s not necessary, but this way the Frozen Yoghurt will get a more solid consistency).
3. Churn the mixture in an ice cream maker for about 25 minutes. Serve immediately or transfer to a container and allow to firm up for 1-2 hours in the freezer.