I organised an “Ice-Cream Date” yesterday. It involved a couple of good friends at my place, a movie, plenty of good conversation, and some home made ice cream.
By some, I mean I served up 3 flavours. Two of them were on the sweet and creamy side, so I wanted to make something lighter to round it off. Something a little tangy, so that it would refresh the palate. Maybe a sorbet, or a yoghurt. And then I thought, hell, why not a Yakult Frozen Yoghurt? I’d always wanted to do something with Yakult, and yoghurt with Yakult seemed like a natural combination – it’d be low fat, and good for digestion to boot!
I didn’t have a recipe at hand, so I decided to refer to David Lebovitz’s Vanilla Frozen Yoghurt Recipe and tweak it from there. What came out was a sweet-sour treat with the consistency of sorbet, and it tasted just like Yakult. If you like your desserts with a tangy twist, you’d probably like this. My mom, who loves a fresh serving of Sour Strawberry Sorbet, gave this a thumbs up. My dad, who likes his ice cream sweet and creamy, would probably not be a fan. In any case, it went down well with my friends – they finished the tub that night. 🙂
Yakult Frozen Yoghurt
- 1 cup Yakult
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups plain whole milk yoghurt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Mix together yoghurt, Yakult, sugar and vanilla extract. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
That’s it. So simple! And so yummy!