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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

perfect scoop: coffee frozen yogurt

**no TWD this week, as I've been busy and traveling**

Last week out at the farm, T showed me how to make yogurt. Using some fresh, local raw milk, we concocted a huge pot of tangy, thick yogurt.

What to do with this bounty but make a little frozen yogurt? I opted for the coffee variation as a pleasant counterpoint to all the chocolate and vanilla ice creams hanging out in my freezer.

David Lebovitz's recipe is utter simplicity. I made a few tweaks here and there, and will include the recipe with my changes.

Coffee Frozen Yogurt
adapted from David Lebovitz's recipe in The Perfect Scoop

1 c. plain skim homemade yogurt
3/4 c. raw sugar
pinch of salt
3/4 c. heavy cream
2/3 c. brewed espresso (a lesser amount than Lebovitz calls for because of massive freezer spillage as I tried to rush the cooling process. bad idea, but the coffee flavor was still pronounced and good.)
1/4 tsp. espresso powder

Brew the espresso using a lovely little stove top espresso maker. Cool.

Combine yogurt, sugar, salt, cream, and espresso powder. Stir in cooled espresso. Allow to chill in refrigerator, then freeze in the ice cream machine.

Enjoy plain, with chocolate chip cookies, or fudge ripple sauce left over from previous experiments:)

**less than stellar photo quality because i waited until dark**


  1. The trouble with ice creams and fro-yo is that it all looks and sounds so good! Delicious job!

  2. Hey, we make yogurt in microbiology lab--now I think I shall all assign homework in which they shall make delicious fro-yo. Grading, on taste of course, will be done by a panel of experts. Want to sign on?

    I hope you are having a fabulous trip!!

  3. Anonymous11:32 AM

    I'm thinking of buying The Perfect Scoop now! That frozen yogurt looks soo good! I don't drink coffee because I don't like the taste of coffee but I love coffee ice cream or candy!

    It must be so fantastic to have fresh local fare available at hand!

  4. Anonymous12:28 PM

    YUM! It looks delicious. I'll have to try it. Have fun!

  5. OK, frozen yogurt is one thing, but fro-yo with homemade raw milk yogurt? You've set the bar really really high! Coffee is my favorite flavor and I think I'm going to have to break down and churn some soon... Yours looks amazing!

  6. Coffee fro yo wouldn't last a day in my house. We'd be at it constantly until it was gone.

  7. oh, y'all, this is so, so good. please try it!