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Apricot Frozen Yogurt

Apricot Frozen Yogurt

Today I have for you Jean from Lemons and Anchovies.  Do you know Jean?  She has some of the most amazing photography on her site.  Jean lives in California, and is always cooking up great dishes with local produce.  I joke with Jean that I am going to hide in her suit case on go on one of her many vacations she has planned this year.  She is leaving soon for Paris.  I can’t wait to see all the stunning pictures she will take.  So sit back, and see what Jean has made for you.  When you are done, make sure you go check out her beautiful site!

apricot yogurt
I’m so happy to be a guest blogger for Erin today.  Erin never fails to deliver great recipes with universal appeal.  Each time I visit I know I will walk away either thirsty for her refreshing summer drinks, craving one of her easy-to-make main dishes or drooling over her mouthwatering cookies.  Like you, I really like that she offers a complete menu of great ideas from breakfast to dessert!

For my guest post I opted to go with a summer treat.  For me, most days this time of year do not go by without at least a taste of something cool and refreshing to beat the summer heat.  If I don’t have homemade sorbet or ice cream in the freezer, my husband and I will often find ourselves driving to our neighborhood frozen yogurt shop for dessert.  His favorite?  Tropical-flavored sorbets.  Mine?  I’m partial to a combination of cookies-n-cream and honey dew.  Once I discovered this magic pairing, I stopped considering all other flavors.  I am not a big fan of toppings but mochi pieces always find themselves in my cup.  They are the one exception.

apricot frozen yogurt in a bowl

Yielding to my current obsession with apricots, I decided to make apricot frozen yogurt.  We won’t have them much longer this season so I jumped at the chance to capture their freshness in a way I haven’t tried before.  Like most frozen yogurt recipes this one couldn’t be easier.  Your ice cream maker does all the work while you get to reap all the rewards.  Five ingredients are all you need:  fresh apricots, yogurt, sugar, lime juice and vodka.

Because I tend to go lighter on the sugar in my frozen desserts, the addition of alcohol helps to prevent icy results.  Alcohol doesn’t freeze so a tablespoon or two will help to achieve a smoother, easier-to-scoop frozen yogurt.  I used pear vodka but any vodka would work just as well.

This frozen yogurt has bold apricot flavor with a slight tang from the yogurt.  With this new recipe in my repertoire, I may not be making as many trips to my neighborhood frozen yogurt shop this summer.  I hope you’ll try it!

apricot frozen yogurt in a bowl

Erin, thanks so much for the wonderful chance to be a guest on your blog!

Yield: 4

Apricot Frozen Yogurt

apricot frozen yogurt in a bowl

Apricot Frozen Yogurt

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (packed) peeled and chopped apricots
  • 2 cups plain yogurt (I used full fat)
  • 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Pear Vodka (or any vodka you prefer)

Instructions

  1. Purée the apricots, sugar and lime juice in a blender until smooth.
  2. Chill for several hours (preferably overnight.
  3. Once the mixture has been puréed, stir in the vodka and transfer to your ice cream maker bowl. Process according to manufacturer's directions. The frozen yogurt will be ready to enjoy right away or can be frozen before serving.



Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 128Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 7mgSodium 80mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 0gSugar 16gProtein 6g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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**Thank you Jean very much for taking over for the day.  This frozen yogurt sounds perfectly refreshing for a hot summer day.  And as always, gorgeous pictures! 

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Emma Green

Tuesday 18th of December 2012

This yogurt looks so delicious! I used to work at Menchie's and became totally addicted to the yogurt there, but this looks like something that I might like even more :)

Magic of Spice

Saturday 7th of July 2012

This is just wonderful Jean...so perfect for summer! And as always, love the photos!

Carolyn

Thursday 5th of July 2012

Delicious. I love apricots! Great guest post.

Kathleen Dougherty

Wednesday 4th of July 2012

I love yogurt, especially now that the weather is scorching hot.

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

Wednesday 4th of July 2012

Jean's photos are always so pretty! This frozen yogurt looks fabulous! I love the apricot, it's not a flavor you see very often!

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