Blueberries are abounding and i cannot resist making the best of an opportunity to use fresh, in-season fruit. For the Summer season, i've been looking into some lighter, healthier alternatives to the ice-creams that i sell at the markets. Frozen yoghurts are super tasty, refreshing and have no negative impacts on the waistline (if eaten in moderation of course ;) ). So... fresh, packed-with-lots-of-healthy-goodness-blueberries + yoghurt = delicious blueberry frozen yoghurt!
There couldn't be an easier dessert / hot Summer's late afternoon pick-me-up snack:
340 g blueberries
360 g yoghurt
60 ml sugar (optional)
juice of 1 lemon (optional)
Place all ingredients in your blender, zhoosh everything together, watching the beautiful blue and white layers turn into a delicious purple!
Pop in your ice-cream machine and voila!
If you don't have an ice-cream machine.... don't panic - this fabulous frozen yumminess can still be yours... just pop the zhoozshed berries and yoghurt in the freezer. After a couple of hours have a look-see: if there are any ice crystals, just break them up and mix in to the mixture before freezing. I've found though that this is usually not necessary. Frozen yoghurts tend to freeze beautifully without any human-intervention (besides placing them in the freezer of course!)