Fig Frozen Yogurt

by Gavan on September 8, 2011

One of the questions I get asked a lot is for healthy low-fat desserts so this bad boy is perfect especially with the now in-season figs sprouting up a storm at the min.

I have a fig tree in my garden which is blooming right now and have been trying various concoctions over the past few weeks and this is one recipe that fit the bill.

Here’s a few other gems featuring the humble Fig.

RECIPE:

About 4 cups fresh figs, chopped
1/3 cup Xylitol (birch sugar)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 cups plain non-fat Greek yogurt (one container)
2 tsp vodka or Tequila (optional but I would if I were you)

DIRECTIONS:

Put the figs, sugar, and lemon juice in a food processor or blender and purée. (If you do want to add vodka to keep the mix from getting icy in the freezer, add it before you blend.)

Transfer the fig mixture to a large bowl and stir in the yogurt.

Freeze the base of the ice cream maker over-night as per the directions. Pop the fruit mixture in and follow the directions for making the frozen yogurt.

Serve immediately or transfer to a container and allow to firm up for an hour or two in the freezer.

NOTE: Don’t fret if you don’t have an ice cream maker, no big deal. Follow the directions up until adding the mixture to the maker. Instead put the yogurt in some containers and pop in the freezer until set. Easy as.

All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers’ market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients as much as possible.

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