I checked out The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz from the library last Tuesday. I have had ice cream ideas on the brain ever since. The man has some awesome flavor combinations and sweet ideas for mix ins and sauces.
As some of you who have been reading the blog for a while now, I have been attempting to create a gooey ice cream a la Ben and Jerry’s to no avail. It has been driving my batty. I am pleased to announce that with the help of Mr Lebovitz, I have finally achieved swirlage!!!! Following his simple instructions, I was able to create a lovely frozen yogurt.
Honey Swirled Vanilla Frozen Yogurt — adapted from David Lebovitz
– 4 cups plain whole milk frozen yogurt
– 1/2 cup vanilla sugar
– 1/2 cup plus 1 TB sugar
– 1/2 TB vanilla extract
– 1/3 cup honey
– Whisk together yogurt, sugars and vanilla extract in a large bowl until well combined. Place mixture in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
– Mix yogurt according to ice cream maker instructions.
– Pour 1/3 of honey on the bottom of the frozen yogurt storage container. Place 1/3 frozen yogurt on top and lightly swirl with a spoon. Continue with remaining honey and frozen yogurt. Allow to freeze for at least an hour before serving.
Success! The honey was pretty lightly colored so you can’t really see it in the photos but I assure you it is there. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this technique before. It almost seems too easy. The fro yo has stood up nicely in the freezer too. I almost reduced the sugar as it sounded like a lot but it really does help in not causing the dessert to get too hard in the freezer.
What new skills have you learned lately? I am dreaming of future creations that put my new found skills to use. Stay tuned :)