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Amazing Amaretto and Fresh Peach Frozen Greek Yogurt

If you have some peaches in your kitchen slightly past their prime, try this Amazing Amaretto and Fresh Peach Frozen Greek Yogurt.  If you don’t have any Amaretto in the house, no worries. It will still be completely delicious if you substitute almond extract!

Amaretto and Fresh Peach Frozen yogurt in a goblet garnished with mint

Have you ever tried making your own frozen yogurt?

It tastes so good at the frozen yogurt shop. How do they make it taste so good? I’m suspicious.

Ever since I’ve been making Greek yogurt at home, I’ve been on the hunt for a good yogurt ice cream recipe. Up to now, most of them were a disappointment–as in a weird texture.  After several experiments, I’ve found a combination I like.

Why Amaretto and Fresh Peach Frozen Greek Yogurt is Amazing:

#1

The peaches are fresh–never cooked.

While cooked-down peaches may have a more intense flavor, freshness is more important in ice cream. At least that’s the way I see taste it.

#2

Make homemade yogurt or buy it.

You can also strain regular yogurt until you have Greek yogurt which is thicker.

#3

Amaretto prevents rock-hard ice cream

If you want to know more about this, David Lebovitz writes a good article entitled Tips For Making Homemade Ice Cream Softer.

If your frozen yogurt is too hard to dip the next day, a few seconds in the microwave or a few minutes on the counter will remedy the problem.

Amazing Amaretto and Fresh Peach Frozen Greek Yogurt in a bowl with ice cream scoop

Do I need an ice cream freezer?

My favorite ice cream freezer is a Donvier hand-crank freezer.  It’s easy, doesn’t take up much freezer space, and is portable (non-electric).  It is small-ish, but perfect for a smaller family without too many leftovers.

Nevertheless, this recipe will work in any 2-quart ice cream freezer. If you need more recipes, be sure to try Coffee Ice Cream and Fresh Blackberry Ice Cream with Chocolate Shards


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    Yield: 8 servings

    Amazing Amaretto and Fresh Peach Frozen Greek Yogurt

    PEACHY AMARETTO FROZEN GREEK YOGURT

    Fresh peaches and Greek yogurt dance together in an ice cream freezer to create this delicious summer treat.

    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 45 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1-1/2 cup peeled and mashed fresh peaches
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1-1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 cup whipping cream
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1 tablespoon Amaretto

    Instructions

    1. After mashing peaches, stir in sugar and lemon juice. Set aside.
    2. Combine yogurt, milk, cream and sugar stirring until sugar dissolves.
    3. Add vanilla, Amaretto and mashed peaches. Chill.
    4. Freeze in small ice cream freezer according to manufacturer directions.

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    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    8

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 28gProtein: 9g

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    alefia

    Wednesday 17th of October 2012

    can u share a plain frozen yougurt recipe, been waiting to make some

    Megan's Cookin'

    Tuesday 20th of September 2011

    I recently made an Ameretto Peach Jam and I love the flavor combo. I bet this fro yo is excellent!

    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Wednesday 14th of September 2011

    I have some ripe peaches just waiting to be transformed into this delicious frozen yogurt!

    nancy at good food matters

    Sunday 4th of September 2011

    Hi Paula---I am new to your blog, which I shall enjoy exploring. First--of course--is your great recipe and tutorial on Greek Yogurt making, which provide a foundation for so many delicious things. Many thanks!

    Betty @ scrambled hen fruit

    Sunday 4th of September 2011

    I have a new ice cream maker that I've neglected this summer. I still haven't tried making my own yogurt, but I have plenty in my refrigerator- all I need are some juicy ripe peaches and I'll be set. This looks so good! :)