Fresh Cherries, Frozen Yogurt

We have so many cherries.

Not that this is really a problem, just another CSAers ohmygodwhatelsecanwemakenow sort of dilemna. Last week, I made cherry cobbler. This week, we decided to pull out the underused ice cream maker and give it a whirl.

The recipe is fairly simple:

Cherry Frozen Yogurt

1 quart (32 oz.) whole milk yogurt (we had plain, but vanilla would work nicely)
splash of vanilla extract
few squirts of honey or other sweetener (we didn’t want to make it too sweet, since the cherries are sweet to begin with)
1 1/2 cups fresh cherries – pitted and mashed

We didn’t think to mash the cherries before we began, and soon realized that leaving them in halves just wouldn’t work. So we pulled out the potato masher and mashed up the cherries as best we could while still in the machine. Next time, we’re using the food processor to give them a good whirl.

I like how the cherries are pretending to be humble in this photo. Wow, do they have lots of flavor.

And here’s the frozen yumminess in action:

And finally, the finished product. I am glad I even thought to take photos, but my kitchen is about creating and sharing deliciousness, not perfect presentations.

Now I wonder what cherries and lavender would taste like…


One response to this post.

  1. I love making frozen yogurt with Greek yogurt for extra richness. This looks divine! I really like the idea to add honey instead of granulated sugar as a sweetener.


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