This month’s Recipe ReDux theme is ‘no-cook desserts’, which is perfectly timed with a Choice consumer report that came out this month about frozen yoghurt. Choice has found that most of the frozen yoghurt franchises boasting that their products are healthy, low fat, high calcium and low kilojoule are actually misleading the public. Some are even claiming that their products contains ingredients that will assist in weight loss and protect against coronary heart disease!
In actual fact, Choice’s investigation found that commercially made frozen yoghurt is at best, a ‘milk-based dessert’, with a similar nutrition profile to ice cream. And once you add some toppings, you are well on your way to consuming the same amount of energy as a small meal! You can read more about the Choice review here, or you can read my post about the Nutrition and Health Related Claims Standard which these frozen yoghurt companies will need to comply with by 2016 (i.e. they can’t claim that their yoghurt protects against heart disease unless they have rigorous research to back it up!).
So it kind of became obvious that the no-cook dessert I should try and redux was frozen yoghurt. With only two ingredients and five minutes prep time, I think it is safe to say that it is a mission accomplished! For my frozen yoghurt, I used a combination of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries along with Black Swan Greek Breakfast Yoghurt which is naturally a bit sweeter than your normal Greek yoghurt. You can also freeze peaches, mangoes or banana to make different flavours.
Super-fast Frozen Yoghurt
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
2 ½ cups frozen fruit
½ cup plain Greek yoghurt
- Pulse frozen fruit in a food processor until they resemble chunky frozen crumbs
- Slowly add yoghurt and continue to blend until smooth (you may have to stop the food processor to scrape down the sides)
- Serve immediately for a soft and creamy texture (or see notes)
Depending on how long you re-freeze the yoghurt for, you can create different versions of this icy treat:
- Re-freeze for half an hour for a firmer texture or,
- Re-freeze for an hour and a half for a sorbet-like texture or,
- Spoon into molds and freeze overnight to make yoghurt icy poles (popsicles)
Everyone lovess a quick and easy no-bake dessert! Check out what my fellow ReDuxers have whipped up via the link below.