Monday, August 21, 2006

Lavender Frozen Yogurt

Still on my ice cream maker kick I decided to make this lavender fro yo. recipe that I came across. I've never used lavender in anything before or creme fraiche .
Here is the recipe:

Lavender Frozen Yogurt
Makes 1 quart
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 Tbsp lavender buds
1 1/4 cups Greek Yogurt
1 1/4 cups creme fraiche or sour cream
Juice of 2 limes

Combine the sugar, water, and lavender buds in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and simmer the syrup for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. When the syrup is cool, strain and discard the lavender.

Combine the yogurt and creme fraiche or sour cream in a large bowl. Whisk in the lavender syrup and lime juice. Chill the mixture for 1 hour, then churn in an ice cream maker, according to manufacturer's instructions.

Do not use non-fat yogurt or even non-greek yogurt and if you can use creme fraiche. I've been seeing creme fraiche all over the place lately. 10 years ago it was exotic. Now, I'm pretty sure you can get it even at my mothers grocery store in the middle of nowhere upstate NY.

And no no no to splenda. I used splenda in a couple other sorbets and frozen yogurts and it was always a disaster. No. No, splenda.

It turned out thick, and rich and unquestionably yogurt. It is like a
href="">lassi only with lavender and much sweeter. I think it might be too much. Maybe I'll trying pairing it with something else to lessen the punch.

No photo. It just looked like vanilla ice cream. tags. . .


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Here, I don't really believe this will work.