Thursday, July 16, 2009

Vanilla Bean Plum Frozen Yogurt

5 small-medium Red Beauty plums
1 tablespoon sage honey
2 cups non-fat plain yogurt
1 organic Tahitian vanilla bean

Dice plums and stew covered with honey for 15 to 25 minutes over low to medium-low heat. You want the plums to breakdown but still be slightly chunky. I prefer to keep the skins on. If you dice small enough, the skins just cook into the plum stew, leaving the color vibrant and the nutritional content at it's fullest. Chill after finishing.

Scrap the contents of one vanilla bean into your yogurt. Stir and chill for several hours. I buy my vanilla beans from the Organic Vanilla Bean Company. The prices are reasonable and the customer service has been great.

After chilling for several hours, blend plums and yogurt together. You will want to let this mixture set for a few more hours. This is optional but I feel as if the flavors marry together in that resting time.

Following the instructions on your ice cream maker, proceed to make your frozen yogurt.

Makes approximately 6 half cup servings at 65 calories, .3 grams of fat, .8 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of protein.


I am entering this in this week's Blogger Secret Ingredient challenge hosted by LK over at Health Delicious.

I also want to share this with the Ice Cream Social hosted by ScottySnacks, TangledNoodle and SavorTheThyme!


Lauren said...

that looks fantastic!!!

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Melody said...

Plum ice cream? Hmmm...I make ice cream all the time but never have I tried plum. Must fix that.

chow and chatter said...

great icecream flavor

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Laura said...

yum that is gorgeous!! I just bought some vanilla beans! thanks for the info the beans at my local crap store are 9 dollars...each!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that looks really good!

Danica's Daily said...

Fantastic recipe - that looks awesome. Good luck!

sartaj faisal said...


Yummy and tasty.

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Just Me said...

oh that looks so yummy! and sounds pretty easy to make.. I just might try that :)

Mal said...

This looks so good! I have never made frozen yogurt, but I eat regular yogurt and fruit all the time, so this is perfect!

Do you recommend using regular yogurt or greek yogurt for this recipe?

C.G. the Foodie said...

Mallory - I originally used regular yogurt but I think it would be creamier with Greek yogurt. It is tasty either way but since I did regular FF yogurt, it was higher in water content and got a bit icy after a couple days in the freezer.


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