Oh, did you think I was done posting sour cherry recipes? Just because we’ve talked about little else for weeks? Not quite yet, my friends. First there’s sour cherry frozen yogurt. (Possibly followed by a sour cherry clafoutis, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.) We still have a couple of pounds of sour cherries in the fridge from our picking expedition, and I wanted to put together a simple dessert to cap off our top-notch Independence Day weekend. This frozen yogurt came together in my head — and immediately thereafter in the world — in the time it took us to play half a Scrabble game and then abandon it in favor of dinner.
Made with fat-free Greek-style yogurt, which is what we usually have on hand for smoothies and eating, this makes a bright and refreshing dessert. You could bulk it up with full-fat yogurt for a creamier experience or even make it vegan using Greek-style yogurt made from coconut. I’ve also noted below that churning is technically optional, though we chose to do it because it’s quick and fun.
I strongly encourage making this recipe, whether it’s with sour cherries or another summer fruit. Berries or super-ripe chopped peaches would work well. It’s so easy and happy-making that there’s basically no reason not to do it. Let’s leave it there for today. See you soon.
Sour Cherry Frozen Yogurt
This bright, refreshing frozen yogurt bursts with cherry flavor. See the notes below for a few suggestions.
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 cups pitted sour cherries, frozen
- 1 cup plain Greek-style yogurt*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, optional**
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