Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins
Recipe comes from an asian blog. Here are her notes.. "The recipe originally calls for Greek-style yogurt - but I don’t have that in the stores where I live. Instead I use regular yogurt and strain. If you are using Greek-style, skip the whole straining part. Instead of embedding coconut flakes in the frozen yogurt itself, I use toasted coconut flakes as a topping. It adds gorgeous color, texture and flavor that you wouldn’t get otherwise. A note on the amount of yogurt to use: The original recipe calls for 6 cups of whole milk yogurt strained to yield 3 cups. I’ve made this recipe 3 times now, the last time I started with (2) lg 32oz containers of yogurt (8 cups) that yielded about 4 cups strained. I didn’t change the amount of sugar. It still was delicious."
- 6 cups whole milk, plain flavored yogurt to yield 3 cups strained (see below) or 3 cups Greek yogurt
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1⁄2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- Strain the yogurt: If you are using regular yogurt, you’ll need to strain the water out. If you are using Greek style yogurt, skip this step. Line your mesh strainer with a double-layer of cheesecloth. Spoon the yogurt in and let it sit propped over a bowl in the refrigerator for 6 hours until all water has drained out.
- Mix and rest: Mix the strained yogurt with the sugar and coconut extract. Let it chill out in the refrigerator for 1 hour to let the sugar dissolve nicely.
- Churn, baby, churn: Following instructions (if you can find them) that came with your ice cream maker, churn until it becomes the consistency that you like. My ice cream maker takes 25 minutes.
- Toast coconut: While the fro-yo is churning, toast coconut. Take a dry medium skillet. Set on medium-high heat and add the coconut flakes. Stir constantly and in a couple of minutes, you’ll have beautifully toasted coconut flakes. Remove from heat immediately and set aside. To serve, sprinkle the toasted coconut on top of your frozen concoction.