Welcome to my new blog! I’ve made the transfer over from Blogger and am very happy to have my own domain name now. I hope you all like the new layout and features you can find on the blog! Special thanks to my sister Amy for helping me do it all since I honestly had no idea what I was doing. I bought the domain name and hosting back in January and kind of just let it sit there because I got overwhelmed and had no idea how to accomplish my ideas. Luckily my sister has some experience in this area and said she’d help me so once we got going it didn’t take too long. Starting is always the hardest part! Anyways I’m really excited about the new blog and I hope you all like it as much as I do! Now back to the food…
Currently, I’m in sort of a seasonal identity crisis phase. Is it summer? Is it fall? I do not know. This weather is extremely confusing. One day its 90F and I’m sweating in my apartment scared to leave the 5 foot radius that my fan can reach, and the next I’m all cuddled up on the couch with 3 blankets drinking hot chocolate. That’s a little bit of an over-exaggeration.. it’s more like 1 blanket and I just really like hot chocolate a lot. As part of this seasonal identity crisis (sounds like a disease doesn’t it?) I can’t decide what type of food I’m supposed to be making. One day I’m making peach frozen yogurt and the next I’m making pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. Total 180 there right? Currently, the weather is pushing me towards fall but since we technically have 4 more days of summer (September 22, I do my research) I’m inclined to post a more summery recipe for those of you who are still feeling the summer vibe.
If you’re still clinging to those summer days, this peach frozen yogurt will start you off right. It’s extremely easy to make and so tasty. There’s literally four ingredients to this recipe which makes it very doable and if peaches aren’t cheap where you live right now, feel free to use frozen peaches. As always, I added a little alcohol to my frozen yogurt to keep it from freezing over too much. All I could find in our house was vodka but some rum or whiskey would work as well. A tablespoon or two does the trick and you honestly don’t taste the alcohol at all. If you decide not to use it though, just thaw the frozen yogurt for 20 minutes or so before serving so that you’re able to scoop it out of the container. I love this recipe and I’ve used it for other fruits as well, so its very adaptable. Personally, I can’t wait to make some pumpkin frozen yogurt! Am I the only one extremely excited for fall?
3 ripe peaches, peeled and cut into chunks (3 cups of cut peaches in total)
1/4 cup honey
2 1/2 cups greek yogurt (I use nonfat)
1-2 tbsp vodka (optional, it helps the frozen yogurt from freezing too hard)
In a food processor or blender, puree peaches. Then, add in the honey, yogurt and vodka and blend until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. It normally takes me about 25 minutes to do this. Scoop frozen yogurt into a freezer safe container and freeze for 2 hours or until ready to eat. Let defrost at room temperature for 5 minutes before serving.
Yields about 1 quart.
Source: Recipe adapted from Week of Menus