Saturday, June 2, 2012

Take A Bite Of: Blood Orange and Ginger Frozen Yogurt


One thing you should definitely invest in this summer is a ice cream maker. They are easy to use and with just a few ingredients, you will be the hit of the summer time pool parties.

I bought one two summers ago and have experimented with everything from sorbet to mascarpone and blueberry ice cream (that one won't make you thin, trust me). For this weekend, I wanted something healthy but with a little kick so I made this delightful concoction using Greek yogurt which is packed full of protein and already has a naturally tangy flavor. From my kitchen to yours, enjoy every bite.

Blood Orange and Ginger Frozen Yogurt


Ingredients
  • 1 cup blood orange juice (If juicing by hand, its approximately 10 blood oranges)
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt (I used 2%)
  • Zest of 2 blood oranges
  • 1 vanilla bean scraped or 1 tsp of vanilla bean paste
  • 1-2 tsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 3 T. honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Pour the blood orange juice and sugar into a small saucepan, warm blood orange juice and sugar over medium-high heat.  Stir to dissolve sugar. Bring mixture to a boil and cook until reduce by 1/2. Stand there and watch it because guess what? It likes to boil over quickly. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, honey, vanilla bean (or paste) lemon juice and ginger until smooth. Add the reduced blood orange/sugar combo and the zest. Taste it. If it is too tart for you, add more honey or sugar. If its too sweet for you, Goldilocks, add more lemon juice in small increments.You can also add a bit more ginger to taste.
  3. Pour contents into the bowl of your ice cream maker and follow instructions. I let mine whip for about 25 minutes. Place in freezer if you want it a bit firmer. 

3 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

I just can't deal with yogurt. It's a flaw of mine.

Helena Halme said...

Oh, thank you so much for this recipe - we got an ice-cream maker last year but have yet to experiment with anything remotely healthy.

Helena xx

VE said...

Can vampires eat blood oranges?