Saturday, July 24, 2010

Beating the Heat

So yeah, here, like just about everywhere, it's hot. Crazy hot. But it's also been stormy and bizarre, so much so that we had tornado warnings last night. I was at the movie theater with the J's when the power suddenly went out, kids started screaming, and they evacuated the entire mall. It was a total shit show. A Jersey mall on a Friday night is packed tighter than a CAFO, and security was trying to herd everyone out the doors at once. Typically, a ton of morons didn't want to go out to their wet cars in the downpour, so they milled around or stood stock still in groups, blocking stairwells and adding to the choas. I've never seen mall cops so irate. I was kind of  hoping they'd start tasing people, but they only yelled. Oh well.

When I finally got home, soaked and sweaty, I was really only pissed that we missed the last 15 minutes of "Ramona and Beezus." I consoled myself with a big bowl of this frozen yogurt and "Coraline," two of my favorite things.

Blueberry Peach Frozen Yogurt
4-5 peaches, peeled and sliced into chunks
1 cup blueberries
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup plain yogurt
dash of lemon juice

Add the peaches, blueberries, water and sugar to a medium sauce pan over medium high heat. Cook until sugar is dissolved and fruit is softened, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a blender or food processor, add yogurt, and pulse to combine. Transfer to the fridge to chill, at least two hours. Stir in lemon juice and then process according to your ice cream maker's instructions.

*Note: next time, I think I'll cook and process the fruits separately and then add the blueberry puree as the fro-yo churns in the ice cream maker. I think it would be pretty to have the tie dye effect of peach yogurt swirled with the berries, instead of one big mass of purple.


Baby Boberg & Parents said...

Thanks for stopping by the "Recipe Swap"!

I was hoping to see that movie. I read all those stories as a little girl. Sorry you missed the end.

This recipe sounds great. I'm so excited that I can make it right away. I have peaches in the fridge from the farmer's market and didn't know what to do with them.

Rana said...

Stopping by from Gimme some suga's fruit festival. This looks really good. I have everything but the plain yogurt. We will have to try this. Have a great weekend!

Tullipanen said...

This looks so yummy! I wanna make it for my boyfriend, he'd love it. Problem is, I don't have, nor do I know what it is, an ice cream maker. Would I get the same effect just putting it in the freezer?

Sourkraut said...

Ooh, I will have to try this. I've just started using my new ice cream maker but haven't tried frozen yogurt yet. Sounds like a winner!

Iheartnaptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

MMM this looks super yummy! Found you on TT. I'd love for you to link it at sundae scoop

Joanna said...

Tullipanen, you definitely need an ice cream maker for this, but if you don't have it, you can make granita instead! Just skip the yogurt and pour the pureed fruit into a shallow dish, stick it in the freezer, and scrape it up with a fork when it freezes!

Curlicue a.k.a. Kathy, KD, Kate and my favorite, Miss Kat said...

The picture lured me into your site from Tater Tots & Jello. I'm going to try this recipe. It looks yummy! I'll be back to your site soon. Feel free to stop by mine and become a follower, too. I'm just getting started in the blogging world and loving it!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

You’ve got a great blog here. Would love it if you’d link up some of your yummy and healthy recipes that toddlers would enjoy on my Tot Tuesdays Linky Party: