Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Limoncello Frozen Yogurt with Blueberry Sauce

July 2009 156Are you staring at that photo and wishing you had some? It’s really easy to make and is every bit as delicious as it looks. The bonus is that it’s made with nonfat organic Greek yogurt. I still had a few free coupons that the folks at Oikos had sent me and their product was perfect in this creamy, lemony frozen yogurt. You could probably use regular yogurt too, provided you strained it in cheesecloth overnight.

The big difference between this and my first attempt at making frozen yogurt (strawberry frozen yogurt) was the consistency. I loved the strawberry flavor last time, but it froze so solidly that it was difficult to scoop. This time, I added some limoncello that my son Michael made (stay tuned for his guest blog post on that in the near future).  The alcohol helped – not only with the flavor, but it helped keep it “scoopable.”   

With blueberries kicking into high season, a blueberry sauce was a natural pairing – a match made in heaven. Another idea would be to make the blueberry sauce ahead of time and swirl it into the yogurt when you’re mixing everything in the ice cream machine, for a blueberry swirl effect. But it might turn out to taste more like a blueberry yogurt that way. I prefer to have the lemon dominate and the texture of the whole blueberries instead. Either way, it’s a refreshing, light, healthy and delicious summer dessert. 

Limoncello frozen yogurt

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (or more if you want it really, really lemony)

zest of one lemon (or two for a really, really strong lemon flavor)

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup limoncello

16 oz. Greek yogurt

Mix together the lemon juice and sugar and bring to a boil. Cook for several minutes until sugar is dissolved. 

Let the mixture cool, then add the lemon zest, limoncello and the yogurt. Mix everything together with a whisk and chill for one hour. Process in an ice cream machine according to instructions.

Blueberry sauce

1/2 cup water

2 T. sugar

2 tsps. cornstarch

grated peel of 1 lemon

2 cups blueberries

Mix sugar and 1/4 cup of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, letting the sugar dissolve. Take the other 1/4 cup of water and mix in a small cup with the cornstarch, until there are no lumps.  Add to the pot and cook for a couple of minutes until thickened. It will become a little looser when you add the blueberries.  Place the blueberries in the pot as well as the  lemon peel and cook a few minutes more, but no so long that the blueberries lose their shape. If still too thick, add a little more water.

Cool and serve over yogurt, or lemon cake or other desserts.

32 comments:

Stacey Snacks said...

I will take a piece of stuffed chard and the frozen yogurt for dessert please....and it's only 8 a.m.!

Christelle said...

oh very tempting!!!

Kat said...

Well I'm guessing I know what I'm making today ....... I think I have ALL the required ingredients at home :D gotta love when a plan comes together.

Thanks for sharing

doggybloggy said...

this looks like it wants to be my breakfast.....

♥peachkins♥ said...

I am a frozen yogurt junkie and I am so drooling at that photo. I can't wait to make that frozen yogurt but I'll have to buy canned blueberries because fresh isn't common here..

~Dana said...

Oh my, my mouth is watering! Yummy, yummy!

finsmom said...

This sounds crazy good! Love that blueberry sauce!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

mmmmmmmmmm very tasty ..I could eat that right now.. :-)

Anncoo said...

Looks so yummmmy!

A or K said...

This is just cruel Aunt Linda! It looks AMAZING and I want to eat it right now! My mouth was watering reading the post!

LaDue & Crew said...

Oh how gorgeous is this! The flavors... the colors.... Mmmmmm! Just what I need in this super hot desert right now!

Debbie said...

Oh does that look fantastic. Great picture!

Bridgett said...

Ah, limoncello frozen yogurt sounds so decadent! Who could resist this? Definitely not me.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Linda

The limoncello addition is genius! This looks like such a cool dessert for summer.

Danielle said...

OMG! You had me at Limoncello!!! I saved the recipe before I even read it....seriously! Im looking forward to trying this out. this weekend will be a good time since its going to be 100' outside.

Daniel said...

Hey your ice cream si luking very yummy a water is coming in my mouth....after seeing this first i am going to buy a Ice Machine after that i will try .... Nice Post....

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a great dessert! A wonderful combination, yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Proud Italian Cook said...

When I hear anything with limoncello I get weak in the knee's! I love this! Another reason why I need an ice cream maker! Looking forward to Michael's recipe!

Peter M said...

Anything with Limoncello gets my attention. I also like how the berries bleed on the lemon and frozen yogurt!

Lo said...

Classic flavor combo!
Nonfat Greek yogurt, huh? I've not seen that around, but I'll have to keep my eyes open for it.

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

My daughter just stared at the screen & said, 'I WANT THAT'. Mmmmmmmm delicious & ever so simple!! I love it =)

joe@italyville said...

Love it! and you're pictures just keep getting better.

Hilary said...

Frozen yogurt seems to be the flavour of the day - I just blogged about the same thing. Your - consistency sounds better than mine, however - I don't have an ice cream maker so it's always a bit crystally.

Zoe said...

I love limoncello, this is such a great refreshing dessert

Karen said...

Oh my! This looks fantastic. And just when I was running out of things to do with blueberries!

Karine said...

It looks ssooooo good and refreshing!

YankeeSoaper said...

I just made a gallon of lemoncello a few weeks ago! Along with an ice cream, frozen yogurt maker BD gift I know what I'm making this weekend :) Looks just scrumptious! Have a blast from the past celebrating in CA.

Ulla said...

that looks so good!:)

emiglia said...

Oh yum! I want I want I want!!!

kiss my spatula said...

oh...that looks just like the perfect treat for a hot day!

Laura said...

Ciao Linda! Oh ... my ... goodness ... I need some right now! It is so hot here on the Amalfi Coast & this is the perfect solution! Thanks for sharing the recipe! There is a little treat waiting for you over at Ciao Amalfi!

http://ciaoamalfi.blogspot.com/2009/07/one-lovely-blog-award.html

Have a lovely weekend!

Sprouted Kitchen said...

i CANNOT wait to make frozen yogurt. favorite food ever. great site, glad i found you