Peachy Amaretto Frozen Greek Yogurt

Peachy Amaretto Frozen Greek Yogurt-post

Another reason to make your own Greek yogurt

I have been wanting to create my own frozen yogurt recipe ever since I started making Greek yogurt at home.  Other recipes I tried were a disappointment and had a weird texture.  After several experiments, I’ve found a combination I like. Now I can’t wait to try some other flavors.

This recipe fits my requirements because:

  • The peaches are totally fresh–never cooked.
  • Whole milk Greek yogurt is not required.  Use it if that’s what you have and like.  Personally, I’m a nonfat girl–it’s what I’m used to and what I make. Of course you don’t have to make your own Greek yogurt for this recipe. Buy it at the store if that’s more your style.
  • I only keep nonfat milk in the house along with a Costco-size carton of heavy cream (because it keeps a long time). I use them together whenever I need more flavor and/or a smoother texture.  Works in this recipe too.
  • The Amaretto helps to prevent the yogurt from freezing rock hard.  Next time I will probably add an additional teaspoon or two. If it’s too hard to dip the next day, a few seconds in the microwave or a few minutes on the counter will remedy the problem.

I freeze my yogurt  in a Donvier hand crank freezer.  It’s easy, doesn’t take up much freezer space and is portable (non-electric).  However, this recipe will work in any 2-quart ice cream freezer.

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A good way to use slightly overripe peaches.


Peachy Amaretto Frozen Greek Yogurt
 
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Serves: 8
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Fresh peaches and Greek yogurt dance together in an ice cream freezer to create this delicious summer treat.
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cup peeled and mashed fresh peaches
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use nonfat yogurt. Use whole milk Greek yogurt for a richer product)
  • ½ cup nonfat milk
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto
Instructions
  1. After mashing peaches, stir in sugar and lemon juice. Set aside.
  2. Combine yogurt, milk, cream and sugar stirring until sugar dissolves.
  3. Add vanilla, Amaretto and mashed peaches. Chill.
  4. Freeze in small ice cream freezer according to manufacturer directions.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 191 Fat: 4.7 g Carbohydrates: 31.7g Fiber: 2.0g Protein: 5.3 Cholesterol: 21 mg

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alefia October 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm

can u share a plain frozen yougurt recipe, been waiting to make some

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Megan's Cookin' September 20, 2011 at 8:28 am

I recently made an Ameretto Peach Jam and I love the flavor combo. I bet this fro yo is excellent!

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen September 14, 2011 at 2:59 am

I have some ripe peaches just waiting to be transformed into this delicious frozen yogurt!

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nancy at good food matters September 4, 2011 at 5:11 am

Hi Paula—I am new to your blog, which I shall enjoy exploring. First–of course–is your great recipe and tutorial on Greek Yogurt making, which provide a foundation for so many delicious things. Many thanks!

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Betty @ scrambled hen fruit September 4, 2011 at 12:24 am

I have a new ice cream maker that I’ve neglected this summer. I still haven’t tried making my own yogurt, but I have plenty in my refrigerator- all I need are some juicy ripe peaches and I’ll be set. This looks so good! 🙂

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Amish Stories September 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm

I had peach ice cream one time at a dairy thats very close to me, i liked it. Even though fall is around the bend does not mean you can not eat ice cream, ill even have some during the winter. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa.

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Susie September 2, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I’d like to make a special request to try some this coming holiday weekend, please! 🙂

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mushroom recipes September 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Recipe easy steps easier than many articles under the prescription experience and thank you for the post

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Suzanne September 2, 2011 at 9:31 am

Looks tasty, frozen yogurt is always tasty and homemade makes it even better especially since I know you used your own homemade yogurt. Have a great weekend Paula 🙂

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Taz September 2, 2011 at 6:17 am

What would be a good substitute for the Amaretto if you can’t have alcohol?

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Paula September 2, 2011 at 6:32 am

Taz, Great question. Add a little more almond extract if you want more almond flavor. However, the primary purpose of the Amaretto is to keep the frozen yogurt from getting rock hard the next day. Leave it out if you don’t have it or prefer not to use it. I completely understand.

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The Café Sucré Farine September 2, 2011 at 6:05 am

Yum, yum, yum,Paula! You’ve outdone yourself once again! This looks simply incredible!

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Paula September 1, 2011 at 10:20 am

This looks so good! Love that there is Amaretto in it and you know, you can never have too much of that 🙂

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TheKitchenWitch September 1, 2011 at 9:33 am

To my complete shame, I haven’t used my ice cream maker once this summer. This recipe looks like the perfect excuse to dust it off. Amaretto and peaches are such a great combination!

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Priyanka September 1, 2011 at 5:39 am

Just wonderful….
Super tempting

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