Saturday, March 13, 2010

Frozen Lemon Yogurt - Pink Saturday



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Frozen yogurt enjoyed a brief period of popularity in the 1970's. It was touted as being a healthier alternative to ice cream, but many thought it was too tangy and its popularity faded. It was reintroduced in the 1980's and captured about 10% of the frozen dairy market. Today it still accounts for about 10% of all ice cream sales. I wish I could tell you that frozen yogurt is better for you than ice cream. That's not quite true. While it contains less fat than ice cream, it is still high in calories and can't be considered a "diet" food. Regular readers know that I love citrus desserts. What they don't know is that sweetened lemon yogurt is one of my favorites. If you freeze it, I'm in paradise. The sugar in this recipe helps balance a combination that would otherwise be too tart. This is almost effortless to make if you have an ice cream maker. It can, however, be made without one if you have time and follow the directions you'll find here. This is a perfect dessert for Easter Sunday or a spring fling. I hope you'll give it a try. Here's the recipe.

Frozen Lemon Yogurt...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
4 cups (32 ounces) plain yogurt
1-2/3 cups sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
4 drops yellow food coloring, optional

Directions:

Combine yogurt, sugar, lemon juice and peel in a bowl and mix well. Stir in food coloring if using. Freeze, following directions that come with your ice cream maker. Transfer to freezer compartment of refrigerator and let sit for several hours before serving. Yield: 5 cups.

You might also enjoy these recipes:

Ice Cream Crunch Cake - One Perfect Bite
Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream - One Perfect Bite
Key Lime Sherbet - One Perfect Bitee

This post is being linked to:
Pink Saturday, sponsored by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

48 comments:

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

oh Mary this seems perfect for the summer....cute...
happy weekend Mary dear....

zurin said...

Ok...now I have a good excuse to throw out my frozen yogurt and just focus n the ice cream! YAY!
I just had yogurt n fruit one minute ago...darn.. I shd have had the ice cream ..

but I love yogurt n fruit and froyo n lemon oooh I must try .have nevr tried this flavour. tq :)

Joy said...

Perfect thanks Mary! I have a little icecream maker and I can taste how good this is just by reading the recipe. How easy it is too! Perfect!

Alessandra said...

Well, I like frozen yogurt, there is some wonderful lemon yogurt in Italy, I probably just need to freeze this and Bob's my uncle! :-)

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks very refreshing, and just perfect for the hot summer days!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely and refreshing lemon yogurt. I'm wishing I hadn't given my ice cream maker away.
Sam

Martha said...

Lemon yogurt is one of my favorites as well -- not just as a dessert but as breakfast or lunch!

Kim said...

Yum! As soon as I saw the title "Frozen Lemon Yogurt", I came running over. I love citrus desserts too and this looks terrific Mary!

Cathy said...

Although it's not lo-cal it is still a light, refreshing dessert, perfect after a hearty meal. And the color is beautiful!

Claudia said...

I love the yogurt tang! I love lemons! Loving this.

Diana's Cocina said...

I adore anything citrus. The freshness of the citrus makes me happy. Love this posting.

My Little Space said...

The recipe looks so simple and easy to make. Just what I need! Thank you and Happy St. Patrick's Day! Have a nice weekend!

♥ Kathy said...

I'm not a big fan of yogurt but if that's my only choice it will be frozen

Allie and Pattie said...

Mary, you just gave me a wonderful idea for a luncheon this week- thank you!! My friends will love this!
xoxo pattie

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Mary, this is just perfect for our hot weather here, tomorrow I must do this. Thanks for sharing.

Maggie said...

I love anything lemon so thanks for the recipe! yummy!

Happy PS!

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noble pig said...

Love it and I don't need to wait for nicer weather, I'll take some!

Joanne said...

I love tangy citrus desserts as well. My parents are delivering my ice cream maker today so this is definitely going on the to-make list!

Lady Ren said...

When I was pregnant all I ever craved was lemon sorbet or lemon ice. This looks yummy.

Pam said...

Oh, it looks delicious and refreshing. I will have to try it! This would be especially great on a hot summer day! Thanks!

Foley said...

Love frozen yogurt - agree not a "diet" food, but you do feel less guilty than slurping up ice cream!!
It would be fantastic for Easter dessert!!

Janice said...

That sounds just delicious. must save the recipe for later.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Today, I plan to make my first citrus sherbet. I have the popular book "The Perfect Scoop", but I don't recall there being any frozen yogurt recipes. It doesn't matter... I have Mary's and that's good enough to me. I'm watching my lemons ripening, waiting for the right moment to pick some. What a terrific idea you've given me!

MaryMoh said...

Thsi looks refreshing and delicious. What a nice way to eat yoghurt. Thanks for sharing.

Holly said...

This seems like it would be refreshing:)

Federica said...

delizioso!!! complimenti!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Mmmm, Mary, this looks so good! Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday.

Blessings,
Sandi

nazarina said...

This is darling!I would love to cleanse my palate with this refreshing dessert.YUM

Jamie said...

Hmmm...where's the pink? But I would rather have luscious lemon anything than pink anyday and this frozen lemon yogurt looks fabulous! Yum love the thought of it icy cold and tangy!

Grace said...

printed this beautiful recipe out for a hot day! Thanks for sharing happy Pink Saturday. Grace

Red Couch Recipes said...

Looks absolutely delicious! Joni

Atelier de Charo said...

Delicioso!!!

Happy Pink Saturday.

Hugs
Charo

sherri@lavenderfields said...

That looks delicious! ANd your right it would make a lovely dessert! After a big Easter dinner I am sure it is refreshing! Have a great Pink Saturday and enjoy the weekend! SHerri : )

Tuty @Scentofspice.com said...

This frozen yogurt looks so refreshing. I must try this as soon as the weather warms a little.

Gracie Jewellery said...

I love visiting with you. Your recipes are always so mouth watering. Happy Pink Saturday!

Cucinista said...

So simple, and yet so delicious. I love yogurt in all its forms and I would love some of this.

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BestBonnieBakes said...

oh. my. gosh. YOU visited my blog. I am so honored. I have been to your blog many many times and made lots of your recipes. Thank you so much! I love frozen yogurt and can't wait to make this lemon one!

BestBonnieBakes said...

oh. my. gosh. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am so honored. I have visited your blog many times and have tried lots of your recipes. Thank you so much. I love frozen yogurt and will definitely try this lemon one, but I also want to try your buttermilk recipe! I have never made frozen buttermilk before. Can't wait!

Victor said...

What a summer refreshing dessert!

I'm glad that I found out your blog. Your desserts look so colorful and scrumptious. Your blog is on top of my list!

Arlette said...

This one yummy healthy simple desserts which can be prepared in minutes...

great treat any time.. Thanks Mary... the picture says it all

A Year on the Grill said...

no ice cream maker... wish I did, this sounds wonderful!

SashaInTheKitchen said...

looks amazing. I love lemon and just about anything tart. your lemon yogurt sounds and looks just perfect!

Katy ~ said...

My mouth was WATERING just looking at the picture! YUMMMMMM

Veriance said...

This looks wonderful and refreshing! Thank you for sharing

Haddock said...

This looks perfect.

Tiny Urban Kitchen said...

This is perfect for spring! And the weather here in New England is slowly getting better. Hope it's getting better where you are too. :)

happilyretired said...

Looks DELICIOUS and I certainly have LOTS of lemons on my tree ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

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