Friday, 9 May 2014

Strawberry frozen yoghurt with grilled pineapple


This is one of these blog posts that I just couldn't wait to get out there... A very simple and extremely easy recipe that is indescribably delicious whilst also being low-fat, low-carb and actually GOOD for you. If only all desserts could claim that...

I made this for two reasons. The first was that I had stuffed a punnet of strawberries in the freezer as they were about to go off and we couldn't eat them there and then. The second is that even on a healthy eating 'regime' – I use that term extremely loosely – I crave something sweet sometimes (=mostly all the time).

You can, of course, eat the frozen yoghurt on its own and same with the grilled pineapple but they are really magic together. I used 0% Total Greek Yoghurt but you can use full fat or 2% - entirely up to you. The frozen yoghurt can be made and eaten straight away or kept in the freezer for dessert emergencies. You can use a packet of frozen strawberries or freeze fresh strawberries (hull them first).

I think I will make this with other berries and mango too - or even bananas and chocolate. YUUUUUM!

For the frozen yoghurt
Serves 4
500g | 17.6oz strawberries, frozen
250g | 8.8oz Total 0% Greek Yoghurt
2-3 tbsp Splenda or icing (powdered) sugar
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp elderflower cordial
1 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped, to decorate (optional)
Lemon zest to decorate (optional)

Method
  1. Put the strawberries and yoghurt in the bowl of your food processor fitted with a metal blade. Add the cordial, lemon juice and Splenda or sugar.
  2. Pulse until everything is combined and the mixture is smooth. You can serve straight away or put in a plastic container in the freezer. 
  3. If you freeze the yoghurt then microwave the container for 10-20 secs on low heat to soften slightly before serving.
  4. Serve sprinkled with the mint and lemon zest.

For the grilled pineapple
Serves 4
1 large pineapple, peeled and cored
2 tbsp lemon juice
2-3 tbsp agave nectar or honey

Method
  1. Slice the pineapple and toss in the lemon and honey.
  2. Heat a griddle pan and wipe it with a little vegetable oil so it doesn't stick. Grill the pineapple slices for a couple of minutes on each side. Avoid moving them if you want nice griddle lines to form.
  3. Remove from the pan and serve while hot with the frozen yogurt on the side. Or serve cold topped with the frozen yoghurt and sprinkled with the chopped mint.
Strawberry frozen yoghurt with grilled pineapple
Strawberry frozen yoghurt with grilled pineapple
Strawberry frozen yoghurt with grilled pineapple

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and to Honest Mum’s Tasty Tuesday link up.

Finally linking to Dead Easy Desserts run by Sarah of Maison Cupcake and hosted by the Spicy Pear this month.
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20 comments:

  1. You just can't beat homemade frozen yoghurt. I like to sweeten mine with maple syrup :)

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  2. That looks absolutely amazing! Grilled pineapple is really delicious and I can't wait to try it with frozen yoghurt!

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  3. Guilt free but droolworthy desserts. I live the colour of the strawberry frozen yoghurt and the table in the picture is amazing.

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  4. This looks absolutely amazing. I love grilled pineapple and the frozen yoghurt looks so refreshing. The perfect summer treat - not that I wouldn't wolf that down in winter either ;)

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  5. Wow utterly stunning! You seriously need a book deal! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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  6. This looks stunning, I love the bright colours and I can almost taste the zingy fruityness of this recipe by just looking at the photos!

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  7. Wow that looks fantastic.

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  8. Utterly glorious and perfect for this heat wave we've been forecast. Being so good for you, does that mean we get seconds and even thirds?

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    1. Absolutely! But it is so packed with flavour I find a small bowl is usually enough.

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  9. looks really nice, thanks for the post

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  10. This sounds lovely! Must try it thanks!

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  11. Fabulous flavours and great photos!

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  12. Looks delish! Grilled pineapple is very underrated!

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  13. I followed this recipe on Saturday and it went down a dream! Thank you!

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  14. My dad has asked me to make again on father's day - he loved them!

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  15. this sounds perfect for summer and looks yummy

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  16. I love frozen yoghurt and glad I found this recipe so I can make my own at home. Love the combination of strawberry fro yo with grilled pineapple. Yum! A perfect entry for this month's Dead Easy Desserts. Thank you.

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  17. Looks good, never tried grilled pineapple before...something to consider next time I feel like pineapple.

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  18. I've never made frozen yoghurt before. My little one would love it (and me too!)

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