The most challenging part of peach season is reserving enough fruit to make special treats like jam, baked good, and pops. Everyone loves them so much that they disappear into tummies way before I make time in my kitchen docket. Lucky for me, I got some alone time in the house this week with a fresh bag of peaches and a half-quart of unsweetened yogurt which knocked out 2 of the 3 ingredients needed for peach frozen yogurt.
Peach Frozen Yogurt
Yields appr. 1 quart
2 cups plain frozen yogurt (unsweetened, whole-milk)
3 cups peeled, chopped peaches
½ cup of natural cane sugar
1. Place 2 cups of yogurt in a cheesecloth-lined colander and drain for 2-3 hours. The the longer you drain the excess liquid out, the creamier your texture will be.
2. Peel and chop your peaches while they drain. Making 3 cups of chopped fruit depends entirely on the size of your fruit. Small peaches will be about a ½ cup each, but you may only need 2-3 peaches if they are fairly large.
3. Place peaches and sugar in blender and puree until smooth.
4. Add yogurt to blender jar once you are done draining and blend together.
5. Place in fridge and let cool for a couple of hours.
6. Add to your ice cream maker and run for 5-7 minutes until the texture of soft serve.
Couple of notes: It is delicious and ready to eat straight out of the ice cream maker, but you may want to toss into the freezer for a couple of hours if you like a firmer scoop. I have only tried homemade frozen yogurts with full-fat yogurt and have ended up with creamy deliciousness. My understanding is that lower fat yogurts will yield icier batches. Let me know if you try and manage a different result!