Monday, April 25, 2011

5 minute food processor Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt or Sorbet

Not my photo, but the ice cream is as yummy as this looks :-)

This one seriously only takes 5 minutes.  It's soft serve ice cream, and the flavor possibilities are endless.

Easy 1-2-3

10-12 ounces frozen fruit (I really just measure about two cups)
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup heavy cream or yogurt or fruit juice

1 - Combine fruit and sugar in food processor for about 30 seconds.  Until you can't tell one from the other.  Few or no chunks.
2- Add cream/yogurt/juice until you've reached desired consistency.  Start with 1/2 cup, and then add more if needed.
3 - Serve and Enjoy.

Tips: Don't try to change the order of instructions.  If you add the fruit after the cream/yogurt, it won't chop up very finely and might leave chunks larger than you want.

You can use a regular blender for this, but it will likely take a little more time.  If you use a blender, you will want to add the fruit a little bit at a time, and layer it with the cream/yogurt/juice as it goes in.

If you want a thicker freeze, add a little more fruit at the beginning.  15 ounces of fruit makes a nice thick ice cream.

If you want a scoop-able ice cream for later, freeze the soft serve for an hour or more.  It will scoop up just like normal and even go into a cone for optimal kinder enjoyment.

Flavor combo suggestions:
Peach and raspberry
Mango and Lime (freeze peeled lime wedges ahead of time)
Mixed berry
Strawberry peach
Pineapple Banana

Seriously, make some right now.  You'll thank yourself.

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