Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Peach-Mango Lassi Frozen Yogurt




I did not try indian food until I was in college, how could I have missed out for so long?  I went to JMU in Harrisonburg, VA and after I finally tried it (what was I so afraid of?) I frequented the Indian American Cafe weekly, to make up for lost time.  They had the best Mango Lassi, which was the idea behind this frozen yogurt. 

The beauty of cooking is being inspired by the real food around you.  Peaches are in season and I can't get enough of them, my mind has been going in circles thinking of everything I could make with this luscious fruit.  For a different flavor, try my Summer Skillet Peach Cake.

You could easily omit the peaches and make this a full mango lassi, but I like the slightly tart flavor they bring.

 Peach-Mango Lassi Frozen Yogurt

2 C full fat home made yogurt (or substitute full fat greek yogurt)
3/4 C honey
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 C peach puree (from 2 peeled and chopped peaches)
1/2 C mango puree (from 2 peeled and chopped mangos- I use frozen mango halves from trader joe's)

Prepare the fruit purees.  If using frozen mango, defrost first and then puree.  To puree I use my mini cuisinart food processor, it's perfect!
In a bowl, mix the fruit purees and the rest of the ingredients together until well blended.
Pour into an electric ice cream maker and let mix for 25-30 minutes.
Transfer to a freezer safe container.

On a more personal note, my fiance, Chris, and I are proud new parents of Clover, our Boxer-Bulldog mix! 
(Look how good she is, not even going for the frozen yogurt!)
We adopted her from Operation Paws for Homes, a local dog rescue group.  Talk about dedication!  A small group of amazing volunteers transport dogs from high-kill shelters in the surrounding states, often driving round trip to north carolina in a single day, and then on to foster homes! 

2 comments:

Gluten Free and Loving It said...

I love to make ice cream/frozen yogurt. You're recipe sounds very good. Will definitely have to give it a try.

Heather (Life, Gluten Free) said...

We love mango lassis, I bet its good with peach too