Thursday, April 12, 2012

Strawberry Elderflower Frozen Yogurt

This week at the farmer's market, one of the stands had the little wild strawberries that tend to be so much sweeter than their larger counterpart.  I regret not buying more, as these were so sweet, they almost tasted like candy.  

Which reminds me of something my little sis said to me when we were young. "How come the strawberry flavored sweets taste like that? That's not even what real strawberries taste like."  The Japanese tend to really like "strawberry-flavored" candy, so they have everything from strawberry flavored kit kats and oreos, to strawberry flavored mochi.  We didn't realize at the time that the flavor of strawberries we find at regular American grocery are incredibly diluted to what they are supposed to taste like when grown under best conditions.  

When my sis bit into a strawberry for the first time in Japan, she actually exclaimed, "Now I know why 'strawberry-flavored' sweets taste the way they do".  And if any of you have had strawberries in Japan, then I'm sure you know what she means.  In anycase, the point of this long story was that these little strawberries from the farmer's market were sweet enough to be its own dessert.  However, this frozen yogurt makes for a refreshing treat too ;)

Not to mention, it's super easy to make!  It's basically just greek yogurt, strawberries, some elderflower liquor and a little bit of sweetner thrown into the ice cream maker.  All the Vitamin C and other antioxidants in the strawberries combined with the high protein, pro-biotic goodness of greek yogurt makes for one amazing dessert/snack.  

Strawberry & Elderflower Frozen Yogurt

Makes 1 quart

1 cup Greek Yogurt *I used non-fat, but you'll achieve better consistency with more fat
1-2cups chopped fresh strawberries
1tsp lemon juice
2tbsp Elderflower liquor *or you can substitute with Vodka or Kirsch
1/4~1/2c sweetner of choice *I used raw sugar since I barely needed any the strawberries were so sweet.    but you can easily swap for honey, or stevia if you'd like.


1) Add sweetner, liqour , lemon juice, and chopped strawberries to a mixer or food processor and puree.  (You can leave some chunks depending on your preference).

2) Mix strawberry puree with the yogurt and mix according to your ice cream maker's instructions.

3) Leave in freezer until you achieve desired consistency. (a couple of hours for me)


  1. This is like my dream dessert. Like you knew before I knew, that this was my soul mate dessert...(salivate).

  2. I am back again. I can't get over it, this looks so perfect.

    1. Haha thanks yumi - yeah I'm a sucker for elderflower anything and this flavor combo really hits my spot too :)


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