Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Blueberry Yogurt Ice Cream

The great thing about getting samples of foods is that I can talk my husband into tasting them, even if it's not something he'd normally be enthusiastic about.

Like yogurt.

Recently, I got samples of Yoplait's new blended Greek yogurt, in the blueberry flavor. I thought it was pretty good, but what was really surprising was that Bob liked it. Not, hmmm, well, if I was starving in a desert somewhere, I'd eat it, but he actually ate some as snacks.

Instead of having a super-sweet blueberry flavor, like jam was mixed in, this had more of a fresh blueberry flavor. I thought it was pretty darned good, too.

And then, this happened.

Blueberry Yogurt Ice Cream

2 5.3-ounce containers Yoplait Blended Blueberry Greek Yogurt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup creme fraiche*
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl - or better yet, in a large measuring cup (for easier pouring). If your ice cream maker requires it, chill the mixture for a few hours. I've been using a Breville Smart Scoop, and since it has its own compressor, I can get away with churning before the ice cream base is totally cold.

Churn according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to a storage container and freeze until firm.

*If you don't happen to have creme fraiche, just use an extra 1/2 cup of heavy cream.

I received samples of the Greek yogurt from Yoplait. I was not required to write about the product.