If you were looking for an easy introduction to making your own frozen desserts, whip up a batch of frozen yogurt. It’s as simple as dumping some fruit, plain yogurt and a bit of sweetener in the blender, whiz it up, then turn it in your ice cream maker. And, it’s healthy! Leave your guilt behind when you scoop up a dish of this summery treat.
As you have probably gathered by now, I spend my summers much like a squirrel, stashing his nuts away for the winter…only I freeze gallon bags of every seasonal berry and fruit in quart and gallon bags for the long winter season to come. As I was taking inventory of the growing hoard, I found a last lingering bag with some peaches from last summer, and so this peach frozen yogurt was born. It is a perfect dessert for hot summer days – very refreshing, tasting of the best peaches of summer, with a little bump of brightness from the lime. Be sure to add rum or vodka to this one, to keep it from freezing into an unscoopable block overnight.
Peach Fro Yo
Makes a little more than a quart
3 cups peaches, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup agave nectar
3 cups organic vanilla yogurt
squeeze of lime juice
2 T rum
Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until velvety smooth. Chill thoroughly, then turn in your ice cream maker.