Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Frozen Delight!

I can’t believe summers almost over and I’ve only used my ice cream maker 3 times. And only once for actual ice cream. But I’ve discovered the simplicity of frozen yogurts. If you can believe it Japan is not really big on this upper yummy alternative to ice cream. Though secretly I'm not as into the health properties as I am into the simplicity of preparing it. But I’ve found that all I need is a carton of yogurt some fruit & a frozen ice cream maker “canister”.

This is my Raspberry/passion fruit frozen yogurt. First I made the Raspberry part. 1 500ml carton of yogurt, ½ c of frozen raspberries thawed, & a couple tbsp of honey. Then I made the passion fruit part with another carton of yogurt ½ c of passion fruit jam, and a little yellow food coloring for good measure. Give them a little toss together & put them in the freezer to set but not harden. And that was a nice little after-dinner dessert with a guilt free conscious for mommy! This one was a simple blueberry one. (In the first picture) As we all know, fresh blueberries are pretty expensive in Japan but I found some that were grown in our prefecture for 200Y for a cup, not bad! Smashed a few, left a few whole & blended with yogurt & honey. Voila! I would’ve actually thought adding some swirls of blueberry jam when it was already firm would’ve been ideal, but this was great anyway.
I’m scheming to make some watermelon/vodka sorbet with the remainder of the sweet enormous watermelon DH got us. I just need a hot day to justify it. We’ll see.

7 comments:

ditzydevil said...

OMGoodness. If making delicious food and pastries isn't enough you have to go and make ICECREAM!! you're giving me trials. I want to eat it...ALL!

Anonymous said...

YO, Al, this is Josh. Haha. Thanks so much for yours and Josh's help with moving out Nick's stuff, it was a big blessing. That Vodka/sherbert/watermelon ... kakigori thingy was so good--I believe it gave me special sugar power that I knew not of. Haha. It was great seeing all the kids too! See ya again sometime hopefully.
-Josh

Aich said...

Now that looks GOOD!

nina said...

Ooh, yes, HEALTHY ice-cream! That frozen yogurt was delicious - not too sweet, & if I was a mom w/ an ice-cream maker, I'd definitely want to make that for my kids. Brilliant!

Junior said...

Alley, I've said it before but you are the bomb and half! I really need to visit your place. I'll work hard and make myself useful, I promise.

Babylove said...

Sure Jr, deal & a half. You have to promise to cook some too though! House is always open if you're coming by this way.

Babylove said...

Joshy!! Glad the watermelon sorbet gave you "sugar power". You were just trying to make me feel guilty with your whinning about me not giving you anything.