I hope that you all enjoyed the weekend thoroughly. I know that I sure did!!! I spent half my weekend in the kitchen, and half my weekend at the grocery store…so, you can imagine that my bank account is slowly but surely dwindling down…just kidding!!! Anyhow, today I will share with you a recipe for what is possibly one of my favorite go to desserts…Tart Frozen Yogurt! I first discovered my love affair with tart in Santa Monica, California. I was there visiting some family and of course we had to explore all the local restaurants, which meant dining out at every single meal. One night after gourging ourselves on a rack of ribs, half a chicken, and all the fixin’s at a local barbecue dive (of course the place was owned by Texans), we got it in our crazy heads that there was still room for dessert. So, we headed over to a local California landmark…Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt. Now, me being a Texas gal I had no idea what to expect, after all, I was accustomed to eating homemade Blue Bell right out of the carton and on occasion, heading over to one of the still existing TCBY’s for an ice cream sandwich. When we arrived, I knew instantly by the long line of people standing outside of the door that we were in for a real treat. And a treat it was…I loaded my carton up with tart fro-yo and raided the topping bar, filling my cup with fresh strawberries, shaved coconut, and some cinnamon toast crunch cereal…out of this world!!! Now, I was disappointed upon my return to Texas seeing as we hadn’t jumped on board the fro-yo train…until now that is. Right now, the Yogurt Spot here in Austin is my addiction for fro-yo. You can find me here almost any night of the week, getting my fro-yo take-out for my after dinner dessert. I absolutely love this place, not only do they have the best tart around, but they have 16 different flavors of fro-yo and 30 types of toppings to go crazy with. My other faves of theirs include the Strawberry Fields Forever, which is a play on their original tart, but with strawberries. I also love the Tiki Taro, Green Tea Envy, and of course, the Peanut Butter flavor. Not only is this stuff absolutely delicious, it is really, really, ridiculously healthy for you, so you can feel great about your daily indulgence. Here are some of the nutritional facts to convince you. While the Yogurt Spot has definitely won my heart over, they have also won over my wallet. So, in order to recession-proof myself I have created a recipe for my own tart fro-yo. This is the most simple and delicious tart fro-yo that you will ever make in your life. It has two ingredients: Greek yogurt and sugar. It’s the Greek yogurt that really makes the fro-yo “tart.” One bite of this fro-yo and you will be hooked! Now, if only I could find myself a nice Greek husband with a boat load of this stuff…now, that’s an idea.
Simply Tart Frozen Yogurt:
24 oz. Greek yogurt
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1. Place the bowl of your electric ice cream maker into the freezer, wrap with plastic wrap, and allow to freeze overnight, or for 24 hours, otherwise your yogurt will not freeze when it is being prepared.
2. Place the Greek yogurt and the sugar in a large mixing bowl and combine with a spatula.
3. Pour the yogurt into the freezer bowl and place the bowl on the stand of the electric ice cream maker.
4. Turn the mixer on and allow the yogurt to churn for 30-45 minutes, or until thick and creamy.
5. Pour the fro-yo into an airtight container and place in the freezer.
Toppings: Be creative!!! I go crazy with toppings, usually it’s kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and coconut for me. I would suggest having a fro-yo party and serving several different toppings, such as a variety of cereals, fruits, sprinkles, chocolate and peanut butter chips, and whipped cream. The sky is the limit!