Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt

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I wanted to make a homemade version of the Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt that you can buy at trendy chain frozen yogurt places.  Doesn’t it look delicious? Well, it was. It tastes like frozen yogurt should–like yogurt, not ice cream.

Recently, David Lebovitz wrote an article on unusual ice cream flavors in the Los Angeles Times Food Section. One of the three recipes he shared in the the article was for Tangy Frozen Lemon Yogurt. The secret to getting it tangy, he said, was to use citric acid. Citric acid is what make Sour Patch Kids “sour”.  I found it at my local health food store. I also saw some at the cake decorating store.

I used his recipe as a base, omitting the lemon juice and adding POM Wonderful Pomegrante Juice.  Frozen yogurt is easy to make. You just throw everything in a blender, give it a whirl, and then chill it in the refrigerator for a couple hours.

Pomegrante Frozen Yogurt

Adapted from David Lebovitz
  • 3 cups plain whole-milk yogurt, preferably Greek-style
  • 2 teaspoons chopped lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup POM Wonderful pomegranate  juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/4 teaspoon citric acid, plus a sprinkle more, if desired
  • Pinch of salt

1. Puree the yogurt, lemon zest , pomegranate juice, sugar, nectar, citric acid and salt in a blender until smooth. Taste, and add a sprinkle more citric acid if you want it extra tangy.

2. Chill for one hour, then freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Ice Cream Flavor of the Week: Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Recipe #256

I meant to make Fresh Fig Ice Cream this week. I went to the farmers’ market cash in hand prepared to buy two baskets of figs after weeks and weeks of buying only one basket. No one was selling figs this week. Next week they said.

Since the strawberries looked gorgeous and tasted just-right sweet, I decided to buy some and make Strawberry Frozen Yogurt instead.

Not figs, gorgeous strawberries

Not figs, gorgeous strawberries

Ice Cream Flavor of the Week: Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with Honey Crunch Granola

Recipes #240 & #241

I made my first frozen yogurt this week and it was very simple–just 3 ingredients. Once again the recipes are from The Pefect Scoop. Instead of buying cereal, I’ve been making homemade granola for awhile now. It’s so fun and easy to make.

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

  • 3 cups yogurt (I used Fage Total. I suppose you could use the nonfat, but why? 😛 )
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix all the ingredients together, refrigerate for an hour, and then pour into ice cream maker.