Health update for today - Miss A has the flu! She is quarantined until Sunday, meaning a missed birthday party, missing out on ballet and a miserable little girl. She is fighting high fevers, grumbles and asthma attacks, pretty worrying actually. So we are still in comfort food mode, leading to me posting about her favourite 'feel better' food, homemade coconut frozen yoghurt.
I have an icecream maker, thanks to Mum, and it is amazing. We like to try different flavours, and all organic. I love knowing exactly what is in it, without all the rubbish. Icecream can be a lot of hard work, between cooking the custard mix, and the chilling time, but frozen yoghurt has none of that. Mix and churn, baby!
COCONUT FROZEN YOGHURT
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 1/2 cups greek yoghurt
3/4 cups caster sugar
few drops essence
If you have a normal icecream churner/maker, remember to freeze your bowl the night before. These machines work by freezing the mixture as churning it, so have to be really cold. If you are making by hand, freeze the mixture, beating every hour or so until frozen.
Mix together all the ingredients until the sugar is dissolved. Place in churner until frozen. As the yoghurt tends to set very hard, I freeze in individual serves. After churning, the yoghurt will be very soft, so you need to freeze for an hour before it is completely set. My kids love it soft so will usually eat it straight out of the machine! Serve on its own, with fresh fruit or topped with toasted coconut.
VANILLA FROZEN YOGHURT
Swap the coconut milk for greek yoghurt, omit the coconut essence, add 1 tsp vanilla essence. For a more decadent yoghurt, add a vanilla bean to the mix.
CHOCOLATE FROZEN YOGHURT
Swap the coconut milk for greek yoghurt, add 1 tbsp cocoa powder, omit the coconut essence. Add choc chips by grating some good quality dark chocolate, we like Lindt 70%.
COFFEE FROZEN YOGHURT
Swap the coconut milk for greek yoghurt, add 2 tbsp prepared strong coffee (we use organic decaffinated), omit the coconut essence, add choc chips as per Chocolate Frozen Yoghurt.
I hope you enjoy this sweet treat as much as we do. Let me know what you think in the comments.