Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Berry Good Ice Cream

I can't think of a fresher taste on Earth than the sweet pop of a ripe strawberry picked right from the vine.

It's the tail end of strawberry season, and this is my morning's bounty... $3 for as much as I could fit into that pint.  The grocery store can't beat that deal, and Dole's strawberries don't even taste nearly as good.  They are purely heavenly.

Unfortunately, I had a strawberry shortcake "incident" a few years back that has left me still barely able to stomach this simple dessert, so I've had to think a little bit outside of the box.  One year I made strawberry muffins.  But this year... I had a better idea....

Can you guess it? I promise this isn't a grisly crime scene.  That's just strawberry juice.

Here's another hint:

BTW... sweet photo collage, right?

You guessed it! Our ice cream maker completed her maiden voyage with a strawberry anisette chip frozen yogurt. 

My doctor specifically told me to eat yogurt every day for calcium, so this dessert is good for me.

I combined two recipes into this one:

2 C plain yogurt
1 C low fat milk
1 1/2 C strawberries, mostly pureed, some chopped. (Approximate amount. We winged it.)
1/2 Special Dark Hershey bar, chopped
1 can sweetened condensed milk, fat free
3 tsp vanilla extract
1 T liqueur (we used a moonshine anisette- get creative)
juice from 1/2 lemon

A "strawberry shortcake" I can really get used to!  I read online that adding a little alcohol helps keep it creamier rather than icy in the freezer (it doesn't freeze up all the way).  Somebody had a bit of a heavy hand with the anisette, giving our ice cream a very grown up flavor, but it was that much more decadent.  Below you'll find the two recipes that I combined to make mine.

Sweet dreams!


Frozen yogurt recipes:

Two Peas and Their Pod
All Recipes


  1. When are you inviting me over?

  2. I'm interested in hearing more about the "strawberry shortcake incident".

  3. Let's say it involves strawberry shortcake, the stomach flu, and a certification test.