Lime Frozen Yogurt

This frozen yogurt is possibly the most refreshing frozen treat I’ve ever made.  It’s going on the list of foods to get me through the dog days of summer, and I’m already planning to bring it to some outdoor parties this weekend.

I love it when a dessert captures the triple crown of cooking: delicious, easy, and healthy.  I tossed it together while the rest of dinner was cooking, let it firm in the freezer while we ate, and it was ready by the time we needed a movie-watching snack after dinner.

I’m sending this to Weekend Herb Blogging, hosted this week by Cate of Sweetnicks.

Lime Frozen Yogurt

  • 2 limes’ zest (I used a microplane)
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 lime’s juice
  • 1 32 oz container yogurt, chilled (I used fat free organic)

In a medium bowl, rub the lime zest and sugar together until the zest is broken up and the sugar is green and fragrant.  Stir in the lime juice.  Stir this mixture into a container of cold yogurt.  Freeze in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.  Scoop into freezer-safe containers and chill about 1 hour before eating.

This concoction becomes an unscoopable mass when frozen overnight, so leave it on the counter for 10 or so minutes before scooping.



Filed under Recipe, Sweets

7 responses to “Lime Frozen Yogurt

  1. Sounds delicious. I love the idea of using the lime zest in the frozen yogurt.

  2. David

    Did you use plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt for this? It sounds delicious! Also, do you think it would freeze ok without the ice cream maker?

  3. whereimcookingfrom

    Kalyn – Thanks! The lime zest and tangy yogurt are a very refreshing combo.

    David – I used unsweetened plain yogurt. This will freeze into a solid block without a run through an ice cream maker, so that could be fine in popsicle molds, but not as scoopable frozen yogurt. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can search Google for instructions on how to make it with ziploc bags and ice, or a method for stirring a shallow pan of ice cream/ frozen yogurt base in the freezer.

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  5. umm…sounds really declicious.

  6. Love this idea and love the little threads of lime through it.

  7. I can’t wait to try this- I am addicted to lime sherbet and this would be a great healthy alternative!

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