Korean Baesuk Frozen Yogurt (For Ice Cream Maker)

Total Time
35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This frozen yogurt was inspired by the Korean traditional dessert, baesuk. (Traditional baesuk is peeled and sliced Korean pear cooked in water with black peppercorns, ginger and sugar, then garnished with ground pine nuts.) This frozen version of baesuk substitutes the creaminess of pine nuts with the smooth texture of yogurt.

Directions

  1. First begin by peeling two Korean pears (aka Asian pears) and chopping into small pieces. Place the pear pieces together with a dash of lemon juice into a blender with just enough water as was necessary to grind them to a smooth mixture.
  2. Combine 16 oz of Greek yogurt (rBGH free) together with the Korean pear mixture and 1/2 cup sugar in the ice cream maker.
  3. While the mixture is churning in an ice cream maker, add 1-2 tsp ginger juice. Also add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
  4. After 30 mins of churning, the frozen baesuk yogurt will be ready to freeze in a freezer. Place into a plastic container and allow to freeze for at least four hours before serving.
Most Helpful

I was able to find everything but korean pears. Having never tried this before, I wasn't sure what to expect or if there was something special in flavor that could only be found in a korean pear... I went with what I could find, Anjou pears, and the frozen yogurt turned out great. I've never had pear flavored frozen yogurt before... perhaps I'll try adding the pinenuts next time. Thanks

Ian Magary March 30, 2010