On a hot summer day (or even a balmy night), sometimes you just need a frozen treat. These 7 desserts have something for every sweet tooth – shakes, yogurt, pies and mousse…
Berry Frozen Yogurt
Somewhere between a fruity sorbet and a creamy ice cream lies this richly flavored low-fat dessert.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
3 cups fresh or frozen and partially thawed blackberries or raspberries or a mixture of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries
6 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1. Combine berries, sugar and lemon juice in a food processor; process until smooth. Add yogurt and pulse until mixed in. If using fresh berries, transfer the mixture to a medium bowl, cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
2. Transfer the berry mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. (Alternatively, freeze the mixture in a shallow metal pan until solid, about 6 hours. Break into chunks and process in a food processor until smooth and creamy.) Serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and let harden in the freezer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Serve in chilled dishes.
Nutrition Bonus: vitamin C (28% Daily Value), fiber (16% DV)