Monday, December 2, 2013

How To Make Frozen Yogurt by Nicole Weston

For full disclosure I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

I really liked the technique that this cookbook provides for making frozen yogurt. It requires you to make a meringue to incorporate into the yogurt in order to make a smooth custard like texture. Now here's the lesson I learned. Chobani Greek Yogurt makes a much more tart yogurt than the Greek Goddess brand, so if you don't want the bite of a tangy yogurt try Greek Goddess. I found that the Chobani overwhelmed the flavoring that you add to the mix. For example, the chocolate that I made tasted more of the Greek yogurt than of the chocolate. However, with the Greek Goddess it was a much smoother flavor. If you would like a more "ice cream" flavor the process of separating plain yogurt to thicken it to the consistency of Greek yogurt is simple and yields good results.  The recipes are simple and I can't wait to try out more. I made the chocolate frozen yogurt with the two different brands, cookies and cream with Greek yogurt, and the separated plain yogurt made into chocolate frozen yogurt. They all turned out well. I want to try the Nutella and Strawberry Cheesecake recipes next; and for all of you adventurous cooks there's Maple Bacon, Ginger and Cardamom, and Chai Spice yogurt recipes as well. This cookbook will be well worth your time if you are looking for new and interesting ways to make frozen yogurt. If you are a beginner these are simple to follow recipes that will not frustrate you with complex cooking methods. All recipes make 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 quarts. The only thing that could have made this better for me would have been a few color pictures, but then the cost of the book would undoubtedly be higher. 

This little cookbook is not due to be released until April 8, 2014 and will retail for a reasonable $8.96 at Amazon. I know that's an odd price, but who knows how they determine the price of these books!

Here's a peak at the cookies & cream  frozen yogurt that I made (I did not add the additional cookie bits that the recipe called for, but if you are a big cookie fan add them in according to the recipe.

I used my DeLonghi gelato machine. The recipe makes so much I almost had to split it into two batches.

 Whipping the egg whites.

Incorporating the hot sugar syrup.

Oh, the loveliness of this meringue!

Adding the cookie pieces with the yogurt & vanilla mixture.

Combining the yogurt mixture and the meringue.

Voila! Home made frozen yogurt!

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