Thursday, September 1, 2011
Lemon Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
POP QUIZ: How do you make your kitchen feel like an Italian gelateria? Why, make lemon-blueberry frozen yogurt of course! Okay, so frozen yogurt isn't gelato at all. But doesn't this lovely container look like it would fit right in amongst the stracciatella and the gianduja? Oh, how I miss Italy.
Truthfully, I was a little heartbroken when I stumbled upon this lovely post on Orangette yesterday evening. I'd made this gelato weeks before she posted it, even though it seems like I'm a big ole' copy cat. Lemon and blueberry and definitely a classic combination though and the flavors shine through in frozen yogurt form. I even tried a lemon blueberry flavor at an ice cream shop last week (though I thought that my frozen yogurt was better!).
This frozen yogurt is bright, refreshing, and just what you'll want to eat on a warm summer afternoon. Frozen yogurt, rather than ice cream, is the perfect vehicle for these flavors because the natural tartness of the yogurt brings out all that citrus flavor in the lemon. The blueberry ribbons running through it are sweet and juicy, enough so that you may find yourself licking the bottom of the bowl to savor all of their goodness. I followed this recipe from Food and Wine magazine, and while it has a lot of steps, the end result is certainly worth the effort. This frozen yogurt is sure to make another appearance in my freezer sometime soon. After all, I have to recreate Italy somehow.