Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
An ice cream maker allows you to create your own frozen desserts with wholesome ingredients like fruit and yogurt. This one is a terrific alternative to commercial ice cream. It is fat-free and, even though it contains some sugar, it is very low in calories. When strawberries are not in season, frozen are a fine alternative.
From EatingWell: Summer 2002, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)
Yield: 6 servings, 1/2 cup each
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 3/4 hours (including 1 hour chilling time and 1 1/2 hours freezing time)
- 4 cups strawberries, hulled
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1/2 cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt
- Place berries in a food processor and process until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add sugar and orange juice; process for a few seconds. Add yogurt and pulse several times until blended. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour or overnight.
- Pour the strawberry mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and let harden in the freezer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Serve in chilled dishes.
- Make Ahead Tip: Freeze for up to 1 week. Let soften in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour before serving. | Equipment: Ice cream maker
Nutrition Per serving:
82 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 20 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 12 mg sodium; 170 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (100% daily value).
1 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 1 fruit