Nectarine Frozen Yogurt

Nectarines are the most incredible fruits.  Just let the name roll across your tongue a few times.  Who could resist?  Peaches get all the glory when I think nectarines actually have a better texture and flavor.

One taste of this frozen yogurt reminds me why I bought my ice cream maker.  You simply can’t, or don’t, get this bright, ‘real’, intense flavor from commercial products, no matter how much you pay. There’s something about the juxtaposition of the creamy ice cream with tart fresh fruit flavor that just floors me every time.  I’m hoping to work my way through all the summer fruits by the end of the season, I can’t wait.

This is a super healthy recipe.  I didn’t cook the fruit or add any sweetener, so you just get the flavor of fresh summer nectarines in a lowfat frozen Greek yogurt.   This way there’s no shame, even if you polish off the whole batch.

If you want it sweeter, add a little honey or sugar to the mix.  Just taste the mixture before you put it in the machine.

Nectarine Frozen Yogurt

Yield: about 1 1/2 quarts

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sliced nectarines (you can peel them if you want to, I left the skins on)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup 2% Greek yogurt (you can also use full fat for a creamier frozen yogurt)

Instructions

  1. Puree the nectarines and the lemon juice in a food processor. If you left the skins on, you will need to strain the puree. I used a mesh strainer. You should have 2 cups of puree.
  2. Mix the nectarines with the yogurt. Chill the mixture.
  3. Process in your ice cream machine according to its directions. In mine this only took 15 minutes.
  4. Eat right away while it is soft, or freeze for a firmer consistency.

Notes

This frozen yogurt is best eaten eaten within a couple of hours of being made. It will get hard if left longer in the freezer. If you don't have an ice cream machine you can also spoon the yogurt mixture into popsicle molds and freeze them that way.

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6 Comments

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    Olivia
    January 28, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    DELISH! Beautiful natural and simple desert/breakfast/snack. Although the colour of mine was not as stunning, the flavour was lovely, not too sweet but yum. Great way to use leftover nectarines from the garden. I had mine with muesli and some stewed nectarine. Very nice!

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      Sue
      January 29, 2015 at 7:29 am

      ‘leftover nectarines from the garden’…how lucky are you! Thanks for the feed back Olivia, I love the way you served yours.

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    Nancy Long
    May 24, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    a food mill would help with the skins

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    Sue
    August 8, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Hey Maria, I believe it was about a quart and a half. I hope you try it, the nectarines are amazing right now!

    • Reply
      Maria
      August 10, 2013 at 4:45 am

      Thanks Sue. Planning on making it today!

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    Maria
    August 8, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Can you please tell me how many quarts this nectarine frozen yogurt makes? Looks delicious, can’t wait to make it. Thank you n

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