once upon a chef

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt


– 1 pound strawberries, hulled and chopped – ¾ cup sugar – 1 tablespoon vodka – 1½ teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice – 1½ cups whole milk Greek yogurt

I know one cannot own every conceivable kitchen appliance, but if you can find an excuse to buy an ice cream machine, just go for it. They’re relatively inexpensive and you’ll be forever amazed at how much better your ice cream and frozen yogurt will be. This strawberry frozen yogurt is proof of that. It tastes intensely of fresh strawberries and bears no resemblance to store-bought frozen yogurt or the imitation ice cream served at most fro-yo shops.

Step #1

Begin by combining the strawberries, sugar, vodka and lemon juice in a medium bowl.

Step #2

Let the strawberries macerate in the sugar mixture for about an hour, or until the sugar is nice and syrupy.

Step #3

Combine the strawberry mixture with the Greek yogurt in a blender and purée until smooth.

Step #4

Strain the mixture through a fine sieve to remove the seeds.

Step #5

This step is optional; I think it’s much better without the seeds but if you don’t mind them, don’t bother.

Step #6

Chill the mixture in the fridge, then freeze in your ice cream machine.

Step #7

It will look a bit slushy when it’s done. Transfer the frozen yogurt to a plastic container and freeze until firm enough to scoop. After a few hours, the frozen yogurt will get quite firm. You may need to let it sit out a bit to soften before scooping it. Enjoy!