Enjoy those last dog days of summer with this easy homemade strawberry frozen yogurt!
Y’all, who is ready for some fro-yo? Yes, I just said fro-yo and NO, I don’t feel bad about it.
So, can we talk for a second about how many people on my social media networks are already talking about fall? Not just talking about fall, but wishing for it. Trust me, I’m not a huge fan of sweating and I love that crisp Autumn weather and all of the #basic favorites that come along with it. However, if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life and my travels, it’s this – we all need to spend more time living in the moment.
I may lose some credibility here, but there’s a movie that describes this better than I can. It’s called Click. It stars Adam Sandler, I know, but it actually portrays this exact dilemma in a really powerful way. As a synopsis, Adam’s character has trouble living his life in that moment so he procures a magical instrument that can fast-forward his life.
It sounds cheesy but it truly showcases what it’s like to wish away the moment you’re in for a better one. Trust me, there were moments of this year I wish I could have fast-forwarded through and skipped past without having to truly experience them. Looking back now, though, I wouldn’t trade those moments even if I had to. They were hard, emotional and truly challenging, but they’ve helped shape who I am today and I’m forever thankful for that.
As much as I want fall, I’m not ever going to wish away summer to get it. Instead, I’m going to live in this very second, eat a big bowl of this homemade strawberry frozen yogurt, and enjoy a few more nights on the front porch with a glass of rose, listening to the familiar buzz of secadas.
Life is short enough, why don’t we stop wishing for what’s next and just start appreciating for what’s happening right now?
Easy Homemade Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Yields about 1 quart (4 cups).
Prep time: 5 – 8 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
- 1/2 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
- 1/2 pound fresh raspberries
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Fresh mint for garnish
- Mix the strawberries, raspberries, sugar, honey and lemon zest together.
- Add the berries and yogurt to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a mixing bowl, cover with saran wrap and chill for at least 2 – 3 hours.
- Once chilled, place into the frozen canister of an ice cream maker. Churn for about 15 – 20 minutes or until thick and creamy.
Nutritional information per serving (1/2 cup):
Fat: >1 gram
Carbohydrates: 21 grams
Fiber: >1 gram