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Saturday
Jun262010

Almond & Hemp Milk Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

I am one of those who enjoys a sweet treat after a meal. Tonight, strawberry frozen yogurt was on my mind and needed to be in my belly. With a few ingredients and my handy electric ice cream maker, I was able to make a batch of icescreamilicious frozen yogurt in 30 minutes flat! 

I loved this dreamy treat so much that I have made it my contribution to the June 2010 Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free monthly blog event created by Naomi Devlin. Zoe at Z's Cup of Tea is our gracious host for the month of June and has chosen the theme Cream of the Crop: Dairy-Free Delights. This round-up of recipes will be gluten- AND dairy-free and will post June 30th at Z's Cup of Tea. Be sure to check it out!

Almond & Hemp Milk Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Serves: 4

Cut into 1/4" chunks, spread on a plate and place in freezer:

5 medium organic STRAWBERRIES

In blender, blend until combined:

1-1/2 cups Almond & Hemp Milk Non-Dairy YOGURT or other plain non-dairy yogurt such as So Delicious® Coconut Milk Yogurt (see NOTES)
1 cup chilled unsweetened VANILLA HEMP MILK or other non-dairy milk (see NOTES)
15 drops SweetLeaf Vanilla Crème LIQUID STEVIA
3 tablespoons runny HONEY
1 teaspoon gluten-free VANILLA EXTRACT
6 tablespoons STRAWBERRY RHUBARB SYRUP or 2 additional tablespoons runny honey (see NOTES)

Pour yogurt mixture into ice cream maker and follow the manufacturers instructions. When the yogurt mixture begins to stiffen, add the reserved strawberries.

We have the 1-1/2 quart Cuisinart® Automatic Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker and have been quite pleased with it. It takes about 20 minutes of churning to produce a frozen treat. It's a good size for a family of four, but if you are serving any more than that, I'd consider a larger model. In my experience, it's best to dish up and serve the ice cream right away. If you must serve later, I suggest scooping scoops into individual serving dishes and freezing rather than transferring to, and freezing in, one large container. 5-10 minutes before serving remove from freezer and allow frozen yogurt to soften up a bit.

NOTES: If using pre-sweetened yogurt you may want cut back on the honey. Hemp milk is a highly nutritious non-dairy milk and one of the creamiest of the store-bought milks. Homemade nut/seed milks are superior to any you can buy, however I keep store-bought on hand to use in a pinch. The Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup tints the yogurt a beautiful shade of pink, but a few strawberries pureed with the yogurt mixture should work just fine for color, too.

Reader Comments (8)

Strawberry hearts!!??!! How unbelievably cute! I'm so using this idea when I make strawberry shortcakes for our next BBQ. =)

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNichole

Love the hearts! I will definitely be using that idea in many upcoming dishes, thank you!

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I love your strawberry hearts!
Mmm, hemp fro yo...great idea :]

Lexie, this looks so great! I got the Ice Cream maker attachment for my Kitchen Aid and have had it sitting on my counter the last couple of weeks! I think this would be a great summer treat! Gonna have to make it since we got tons of strawberries at the Farmer's Market, and I just bought 2 bottles of Sweet Leaf Vanilla Cream that were on sale!!
I made a gf/df rum cake for the round-up.... But there is NOTHING healthy about my recipe!
xoxo

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Lovely photo with the strawberry hearts! This looks SO good!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

This sounds so good and you have presented it so beautifully. I'm tempted to try nut milk yogurt now.

July 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracee

Every recipe you make is stunning! Who would have thought of strawberry hearts? This is just a beautiful dessert all the way round. And, I can't even begin to imagine how good it tastes. Yummy, Lexie!

Shirley

I LOVE THIS! So happy to stumble upon your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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So glad! Yippeee! I was thrilled when I finally mastered this one : )

September 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOmwoods

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