Monday, April 23, 2012

Bear makes Greek Yogurt Ice Cream!

 Bear adores ice cream. So do I.

 And I love to paint ice cream. When my niece, Louisa invited me over to test some recipes - her saffron frozen yogurt ice cream - I didn't say no.

 And I got to make the ice cream.
churn-churn soooo easy.

 We made ice cream sandwiches.
Are you melting yet?

 Naturally I had to get a Donvier (non-electric) ice cream maker like Louisa's. And naturally I went hunting for easy frozen yogurt recipes. I found Food For My Family's Lemon yogart.
Ta Da!

 Plus Greek Fage yogurt was on sale last week.

 Bear and I added a little extra lime zest + juice. It calls for just 2 T of grated zest. We may have gone a overboard on the zest.

 But how the heck can you measure out zest with these high-tech microplanes? I much prefer Chef Marthe's Paris gizmo - the zest collects neatly inside the handle.
I'm getting the source for this one.

 Bear dropped the lemon into the yogart mixure.

 Do wear white when making frozen yogurt ice cream.
All my clothes now have white spodges on them.

 It takes just a few turns of the Donvier paddle in a 20 minute timespan et voila!

Easy peasy and better than store bought ice cream. Plus you know exactly what's in it. I tried making straight-up frozen yogurt with no sugar but that fell flat. We better had success with 2 mangos + 3 cups of yogurt + 1/2 C sugar + lemon. Do not measure out the yogart into a measuring cup. Just dish it out straight from the container.

 Bear and Babar were thrilled with the tart, lemony flavor and creamy texture. I'm thrilled to announce with 'The Smaller Spoon' diet. Bear's tiny 2 1/2" spoon is coming with me to Paris.
You HAVE to eat slower with this spoon.


Marilyn Miller said...

Oh yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I will be trying this soon.

Amy said...

Very yummy! Dangerous to have around, though...

A Brush with Color said...'s probably a very good thing that Joe doesn't like ice cream. I always had ice cream in my place, but now, I hardly ever buy it because I know I'll be eating the whole thing. Looks easy. (I also made a lemon mousse from the Moosewood cookbook a few times that was easy and so refreshing--you'd like it. Not ice cream, granted, but mousse...)

Lucidfood said...

I know, the Donvier is so fun! I'm pretty excited to make fresh fruit ice cream and frozen yogurt now that we're coming into warm weather. Hmm, rhubarb ice cream, anyone?...Your creation looks delish!

xoxo Louisa

Unknown said...

What a great way to begin your two weeks in Paris.

NoelleMac said...

All bears adore ice cream :)

Parisbreakfasts said...

so not dangerous...practically good for you since it's YOGURT!! YAY

Parisbreakfasts said...

TANKS Ice Cream Teacher!

My Cookie Kitchen said...

Bear called and said that I could come over for freshly made ice-cream. He said he's been hiding some good chocolate to through in the batch, too. I always liked Bear. Now I think he's adorable!!!

BEAR said...

Please bring the COOKIES!
so we can make ice cream sandwiches

Lucinda said...

LOVE the concept of the Smaller Spoon Diet!
you still get to eat the whole thing just little bites..

Fleaing France & French Shopping Tours said...

That looks so good. I love home made ice cream or frozen yogurt and you're right, store bought can't even come close.

Nikon said...

I like your sketches of the ice cream cones. It looks like you had a fun time!
Too much work for me, though!!

Karena said...

The ice cream looks delish Carol, and your watercolors are lovely!!

Art by Karena

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

I am a true believer in The Smaller Spoon Diet....all those gelatos can't be bad....since they ALWAYS come with a tiny spoon.
Hard to believe, but I think ice cream even "tops" macarons... in my pantheon of dessert....did I say that? Must get the Donvier out...have always lusted after those $350 miracle makers.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Don't lust.
The Donvier makes me feel like a milkmaid.
So hands-on and non-electric
David Lebovitz looked for one in France since the name is so Frenchie but no go :( Quelle dommage

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Aren't you clever. I would rather Make this then Macarones. :) Looks very refreshing.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh I forgot to say that this would have tasted VERY good today. We had the warmest day this year at 83 degrees and very HUMID. Ice cream or frozen Yogurt weather for sure!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Costs less and LESS ingredients!!
easier than pie
not even unhealthy, quite the opposite IMHO
the liner sits in yr freezer ready to go At a moments notice you have ICE CREAM!
I'm getting an ice cream truck when I get bk fr Paris

Jeanette Mistress of Longears said...

You know who else liked to play milkmaid?
Marie Antoinette !

Parisbreakfasts said...

Oooops I just changed my mind
I'm going to become a bus driver!

bright girl said...

Num num! Looks good bear!

Emily in Exile said...

This sounds so yummy. I don't have much of a sweet tooth but I love lemony stuff.

Louise said...

This looks sensational. I love the notion of the saffron yoghurt. Clever girl your neice.

Parisbreakfasts said...

The saffron gives it a lovely color. Plus she adds a touch of Rosewater to the mixture..
YUM and very refreshing.