Summer’s officially here, which means I’ll be eating all of the ice cream I can handle. Which is a lot, just so you know. And while it’s easy enough to go to the grocery store and pick through tons of different flavours, a fun and cool (pun intended) thing to do is pick up an ice cream maker and do it yourself. Ice cream makers are relatively inexpensive these days and making your own ice cream is pretty straightforward and probably a healthier option than most store bought brands.
So what delectable flavours should you begin concocting? The possibilities really are endless, but if you want something basic but still a little unique, try out this blueberry frozen yogurt recipe. Blueberries are such a tasty summer fruit, but you don’t often see blueberry ice cream flavours. It’s always been a mystery to me. But no matter – create it yourself and impress your friends all summer long. Ice cream nights at your place will become a regular thing (although you may want to start charging for your services if it gets too popular).
- 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 3/4 cup to 1 cup of sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups full fat plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- Put blueberries, lemon juice, sugar, salt and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Heat on medium and stir until sugar dissolves. While heating, mash up the blueberries.
- Remove from heat and strain out the blueberry skins. Let it cool for 10 minutes.
- Mix in yogurt and milk and stir until combined.
- Cover and chill in refrigerator for several hours until cold.
- Process the mixture in your ice cream maker. Length of time will depend on the brand you have and the corresponding instructions, but it should be around 25 minutes.
- Serve immediately if you want the frozen yogurt softer or freeze it to get a harder consistency.