As someone who needs (yes NEEDS) dessert to cap off my day, I always appreciate a sweet treat that I can enjoy with a little less guilt than, say, a couple or four chocolate chip cookies. I love when the weather turns warmer and my taste buds start craving more fruit heavy desserts (raspberry and rhubarb crisp, anyone?!) and it actually started earlier this year since I’ve had some pretty strong fruit pregnancy cravings lately.
I was recently sent Cheryl Sternman Rule’s new cookbook Yogurt Culture: A Global Look at How to Make, Bake, Sip, and Chill the World’s Creamiest, Healthiest Food to try out and make a recipe from as part of Stonyfield’s Clean Plate Club. While it was really tough to pick just one from the absolutely gorgeous cookbook, I happily settled to make her Strawberry Frozen Yogurt. It sounded like the perfect light spring dessert!
I noticed right from the first glance at this recipe that it was not your typical frozen yogurt recipe. Not only is there a splash of balsamic vinegar in the frozen yogurt, but also fresh rosemary.
I love the combination of balsamic vinegar and strawberries and it was no exception in this dessert. The vinegar is super subtle but definitely adds something special. I was actually afraid Marc wouldn’t be a fan, as he likes his classic flavors, but he loved it. However, I completely spaced buying fresh rosemary at the store, so it didn’t make it into the frozen yogurt. Though I’ll definitely be making it again and trying it with the rosemary.
I was skeptical at how creamy this frozen yogurt would turn out, since it’s made with Greek yogurt, but it definitely did not disappoint. I used Stonyfield’s plain Greek yogurt so not only was it creamy and delicious, but it was high in protein. Dessert win!
I was also sent a new ice cream scoop and strawberry huller from OXO to use while making this yogurt. Ummm…have you guys ever used a strawberry huller?! It’s incredible! It makes hulling strawberries a thousand times easier than doing it with a knife. Bonus that it’s tiny so it doesn’t take u much extra drawer space!
If you think I’ve gone crazy and am abandoning my love for chocolate desserts, have no fear. While I loved this frozen yogurt plain, my favorite way to eat it was with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. It’s the perfect combination of light and fruity with a hint of chocolate!
So tell me – do you tend to crave more fruit-centered desserts this time of year? What’s your favorite fruit dessert?
I am working with Stonyfield and Oxo for this post. I have been compensated for my time commitment to use these products. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.