So I was on a mission...homemade lemon frozen yogurt (b/c that is my fav Jeni's flavor this time of year)....off to Pinterest and I found a recipe that is worth sharing. Best part is there are two methods to make it just incase you do not own an ice cream maker. I pulled out this classic ice cream churn...I use it every summer at least a few times. It reminds me of my grandparents and just what classic American summers should be about!
Ok enough rambling...to the good stuff! (excuse photo quality...I snapped on my phone as my 6 year old niece little helper was anxious to get this done!)
What you will need to make your Lush Lemon Frozen Yogurt....
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together the sweetener and lemon juice, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat immediately to low and simmer just until the sweetener is completely dissolved into a syrup with the lemon. Allow the syrup to cool completely in a small bowl placed over a larger bowl filled with ice and some water (called an “ice bath”). Be sure to stir while cooling. After the syrup has cooled, chill it in the fridge.
Method 1: Combine the lemon zest and syrup with the yogurt, stirring until completely combined. Churn in a frozen yogurt maker for 20- 25 minutes or until the yogurt has a soft serve consistency.
Yogurt can be eaten as is, or for a harder texture, place it in a sealable container. Apply wax paper or plastic wrap so that it is covering the surface of the frozen yogurt, then add the lid. This will prevent ice crystals on the surface of your yogurt.
Method 2: To make frozen yogurt without an ice cream or frozen yogurt maker, simply pour the mixture in a shallow container with a lid. Remove from the freezer every hour, and stir and scrape the yogurt with a fork. Repeat 2 more times. After 3 hours or so, your frozen yogurt should be ready to eat.
Note: Method 1 says to use frozen yogurt maker for 20-25 min. I let the churn go for about 3 hours until I liked the consistency. Also if you do freeze in an airtight container it will still be an edible consistency for a few hours...but after that you will need to defrost a little before serving as it becomes hard as a rock!
Yum!!! You then have some super tart homemade frozen yogurt! (I topped with fresh blueberries!) This would also be fun to play around with other fruits.
warning: if you're not into sour/ tart things...this isn't for you!
For the original recipe, nutrition info, and a link to a whipped topping go here!