If you’ve ever tried to make ice cream at home, you know it’s pretty easy – just combine the ingredients in an electric ice cream maker, churn and freeze. The same simple directions also apply to making frozen yogurt, says Kody Harris, chef/owner of Fresko Mediterranean Kitchen.
Keeping with Fresko’s Mediterranean theme, Harris whips up a batch of tahini frozen yogurt that her guests are wild about. “Even though tahini is a savory ingredient, once it’s added to the yogurt with a little bit of sugar, it’s got kind of a peanut butter flavor,” she says.
Harris uses a one-quart ice cream maker she picked up at Target a few years ago and it’s still going strong.
A tip from Harris when making the honey caramel sauce: Make sure you have a candy thermometer handy when making the caramel sauce. If the mixture doesn’t reach 238 degrees, it will crystallize and solidify.
Tahini Frozen Yogurt
Yield: 4 cups
3 cups Greek yogurt
1 cup sugar
1 cup tahini
½ tsp. salt
Honey caramel to taste
Combine all ingredients and let chill. Place in a frozen ice cream maker bowl and churn for 15 minutes. Place in metal pan and cover with plastic wrap. Store in freezer. When ready to serve, drizzle with honey caramel.
¾ cup honey
¼ cup heavy cream
1 tbsp. butter
½ tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. salt
Over medium heat, combine honey and cream in a saucepan. Stir frequently until mixture has reached 238 degrees. Remove from heat and add butter, vanilla and salt. Place in container to cool and serve on top of tahini frozen yogurt.
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