Tuesday, July 27, 2010

fresh peach & basil frozen yogurt

homemade froyo on a hot summer evening that's bursting with fresh juicy peaches straight from the farmers market and flecks of basil straight from my patio herb "garden"...can't get much better than that.  here's a recipe I adapted from one of David Lebovitz's Parisian culinary musings.

fresh peach & basil frozen yogurt

4 peaches, peeled, halved and pitted
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup basil syrup*
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons basil leaves
12 ounces low-fat Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice

*for basil syrup, simmer 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water until sugar dissolves completely, about 7 to 8 minutes.  remove from heat, add about 1/2 cup basil leaves and allow to cool. strain and press excess liquid from basil through a sieve.

simmer peaches and water for about 10 minutes until softened.
place peaches in a bowl in fridge until cool.
combine cooled peaches, basil syrup, sugar, basil leaves, yogurt and lemon juice in a blender and blend until smooth.
pour into a container or covered bowl and freeze.  stir after 30 minutes or so, and again after 60 minutes to evenly distribute ice crystals.


Karen Seiget said...

This looks absolutely lovely. Someone gave me the gift of basil today, and I'm going to pick up some peaches on my way home tonight at Union Square. Can't wait to try it!

DIET is a Four Letter Word said...

Karen - first off, I LOVE that someone gave you a bunch of basil as a gift, how lovely and seasonally appropriate! Let me know how it turns out! You'll need to let it thaw a bit after it's frozen completely in order to dig in for a scoop!

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