Prep 30 mins
Cook 24 hrs
The flavor on this is absolutely amazing! More importantly, the texture is great. I've been searching for a nonfat frozen yogurt recipe that doesn't freeze in to a brick after 24 hours in the freezer ... we're 24 hours out now, and this still has a scoopable texture. This can be lightened up quite a bit by using skim milk and nonfat yogurt -- but it may get a lot harder when it's frozen. If you want to try it with all nonfat dairy, try increasing the amount of cornstarch and see if that helps. You can also do as I did, which is to add 1/4 cup Kahlua during the last few minutes of freezing -- it kicks up the wonderful coffee flavor, and helps lower the freezing point.
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 1⁄4 cups low-fat milk
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee (unprepared, I use Medalgia d'oro instant espresso powder)
- 1 egg
- 1⁄4 cup mini marshmallows
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups plain low-fat yogurt (low-fat or nonfat)
- In a 2-quart saucepan, combine sugar, instant coffee and cornstarch. Stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture simmers.
- In a small bowl, beat egg slightly. Add about 1/2 cup hot milk mixture into egg. Pour egg mixture into pan with remaining hot milk mixture, stirring constantly (beware of curdling!).
- Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened.
- Remove from heat and stir in marshmallows. Continue stirring until marshmallows are dissolved.
- Cool. Stir in vanilla extract and yogurt.
- Refrigerate at least four hours (or up to three days). Transfer to ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.
- NOTE: For an extra-special flavor, try adding 2-4 tablespoons of Kahlua about five minutes before the end of the freezing cycle in the ice cream maker. (You can make great homemade Kahlua using Recipe #18458.).
My first attempt at making ice cream. I do not have an ice cream maker, so used a blender several times while it was chilling in the freezer. It is rock hard and a tad icy as a result, but that's 100% my fault. Taste is excellent, still has that yogurt tang. I used 1/2 cup sugar instead of 2/3 and added a bit of splenda. I also used fat free milk and fat free plain yogurt. I had intended on adding the Kahlua, but someone drank it all... *looks around innocently*
Great stuff! Made as directed including the suggestion of adding 1/4 Kahlua at the end of freezing. The mixture was thick and creamy before freezing, and after a day and a half in the freezer, the finished product is not icy and scoops well. I used plain old instant Nescafe coffee and it has strong coffee flavor. Thanks for sharing the recipe!