Trying your hand at any strawberry dessert is daunting; after all, strawberries are pretty near perfect right off the vine. But as we head into warmer weather and the peak of strawberry season, you may find yourself with more strawberries than you know what to do with. If that’s the case, and even if you have a few strawberries that are on the ripe side, this strawberry frozen yogurt recipe makes for the perfect dessert.
Since it isn’t cooked, this strawberry frozen yogurt recipe has some seriously delicious strawberry flavor, with all the tart sweetness of a fresh berry. The simple recipe also features the tang of yogurt and lime beautifully. If you’re in the mood for a simple but absolutely delicious strawberry dessert recipe for spring, this is it.
Homemade Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
(adapted from David Lebovitz)
Makes: About 1 quart
Prep time: 20 minutes, plus 1 hour to marinate berries, 2 hours to chill puree, and 2 hours to cure frozen yogurt
3 cups sliced strawberries (about 1 pound whole berries), hulled and sliced
2/3 cup turbinado sugar
zest of 1 lime, plus 2 tablespoons lime juice
pinch of sea salt
1 cup whole milk yogurt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional, though a bit of alcohol improves the texture)
1. In a medium bowl, toss the sliced berries with the sugar, lime zest and juice, and sea salt. Stir well, cover, and set aside. Allow the berries to marinate, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
2. Spoon the berries into the pitcher of a blender. Pulse berries until they are nearly pureed, with tiny flecks of whole fruit still in tact. Stir in the yogurt and pulse to combine. Stir in the vanilla.
3. Chill for 2 hours in the fridge. Process mixture according to your ice cream maker’s instructions. Once processed, spoon frozen yogurt into a freezer-proof dish, cover, and cure in the freezer for 2 hours.
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