5 Minute Peach Frozen Yogurt

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Forget preparing ice cream the traditional way and try making this 5-minute peach frozen yogurt recipe instead. This peach frozen yogurt contains only four ingredients and uses fresh, frozen peaches for the best flavor. This freezing method is so easy that you don’t require an ice cream machine to make this yogurt recipe. This frozen dessert doesn’t require a lengthy freezing time either, nor does it require endless stirring to ensure ice crystals don’t form. All you need to prepare this easy frozen yogurt recipe is a food processor, and you will have a frozen treat in minutes.

Yogurt has been enjoyed for several millennia, with particular popularity in the Middle East and India. Frozen yogurt, however, is a newer creation, with the earliest frozen yogurt chains being places like TCBY, which opened doors in the early eighties. TCBY would serve a hard frozen yogurt, similar to hard scooped ice cream, but since then, soft serve versions have emerged as well. This peach frozen yogurt recipe is soft and creamy when it is first made, but after storing in the freezer will become a firmer texture. The key to success in this dessert is to use frozen fruit, because when it is pureed, it gives the other ingredients a frozen consistency. Store-bought frozen peaches would be the perfect choice in this peach recipe, but if you want to use fresh, seasonal peaches, you can freeze your own. To freeze peaches, cut an x at the base of the peach and blanch for thirty seconds in boiling water. Next, remove the peaches with a slotted spoon, peel them and remove the pits. You can freeze the peaches as is in freezer bags or slice them before freezing. This process is ideal when peaches are fresh in the summer because they are cheaper compared to the frozen aisle option.

Since the main component of this frozen peach recipe is frozen peaches, you could substitute with other frozen fruit if desired. Strawberries, plums or bananas should lend a similar texture to the frozen dessert, whereas raspberries or blackberries may add some seeds. If you use a high-powered blender rather than a food processor, however, using summer berries, like raspberries, should yield a similar texture to the peach version. Kelly, the developer of this peach frozen yogurt recipe, doesn’t identify a particular kind of yogurt to use, which leaves it open for you to decide if you want to use a low or full-fat yogurt. The one thing to remember is that the fat content of the yogurt will affect how creamy your cool dessert recipes become. Lower fat yogurts will be very loose compared with full-fat yogurts, which will be thicker, and therefore, make your desserts creamier.

Nutrition Facts for: 5-Minute Peach Frozen Yogurt from Just A Taste

Ingredients: Peaches, lemon juice, honey, plain yogurt.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 115, Calories from Fat 6, Total Fat 0.7g 1%, Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%, Cholesterol 2mg 1%, Sodium 23mg 1%, Potassium 300mg 9%, Carbohydrates 26.0g 9%, Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%, Sugars 24.7g, Protein 2.9g, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 16%, Calcium 6%, Iron 2%

If you want dessert recipes to use up large amounts of fruit in the summer, this frozen peach dessert will help you use up ripe peaches while giving you a refreshing summer treat. Additionally, this yogurt will be a healthier alternative to store-bought ice cream, because it mainly uses fresh fruit and yogurt. Thank you, Kelly, the author of ‘Just a Taste’ recipe blog, for sharing her 5-minute peach frozen yogurt recipe with us.

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