Sour Cherry Frozen Yogurt

January 29th, 2009

I know I am a broken record on this, but I am so excited about this recipe. Furthermore, I am really excited generally about frozen yogurt! I have been all about real ice cream since getting an ice cream maker, but frozen yogurt is about a million times healthier and tastes absolutely great.

Particularly when you make it with the first sour cherries that pop up at the farmer’s market. For those of you who haven’t had sour cherries before, they’re smaller and much more brightly colored than sweet cherries — they look like little maraschino cherries before getting covered with chemicals!

And they are really, really sour. I stopped by the Union Square greenmarket on my way to work, and happily handed out samples of my carton of sour cherries to anyone who wanted one. I don’t think anyone was, despite my warnings, expecting them to be quite so mouth-puckering. But they were impossibly fresh, incredibly juicy, and, if you like sour things, absolutely delicious.

When I was little, I used to drink lemon juice straight from the carton. (I was kind of a weird little kid). So I am a little bit in love with these little cherries.

If you can’t find sour cherries, use fresh sweet ones. It’ll still be a perfect midsummer treat.

Sour Cherry Frozen Yogurt

1 pint sour cherries, washed, pitted and de-stemmed
2 5.5-ounce containers lowfat greek yogurt (I used Fage 5%)
2 6-ounce containers lowfat vanilla yogurt (I used Stonyfield Farm Organic)
1/2 cup honey

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly (if you want, crush half of the cherry halves with a mallet). Churn in an ice cream maker according to your machine’s directions. Freeze for about 2 hours or until consistency is scoop-able without melting.

Makes about 1 1/2 pints.

I’m submitting this recipe to the January 2009 Click! contest at Jugalbandi.

Tags: desserts · food

30 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ann // Jul 1, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Seriously. You have GOT to stop tempting me to buy an ice cream maker! 🙂

    Your yogurt looks just fabulous!

  • 2 emily // Jul 2, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    looks fabulous!! sour and creamy…good sounding combination!! perhaps bring some with you next time you stop by home!!

  • 3 sfgirl // Jul 2, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    I just sampled some today at our farmers market in SF – very sour but the frozen yogurt idea is wonderful. I’ll remember that on my next trip hopefully sunday. =)

  • 4 NuJoi // Jul 2, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Sounds yummy.  I will have to try.

  • 5 Mike // Jul 3, 2008 at 6:12 am

    I wish I could find sour cherries by me (I’ve only seen the sweet ones). This sounds like it would be really good!

  • 6 heather // Jul 3, 2008 at 8:17 am

    wow!  this looks beautiful!  I am sure it is the perfect summer night treat 🙂

  • 7 Kelly // Jul 3, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Hi!  I just wanted to say that I am loving your blog.  I made your rhubarb ice cream recently, and I am planning to try this yogurt!  🙂

    Sounding My Barbaric Gulp!

  • 8 VeggieGirl // Jul 3, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Oooh, what a fabulous treat!! Fresh sour cherries from the farmer’s market are heaven-on-earth.

  • 9 ttfn300 // Jul 3, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    i need an ice cream maker, this sounds divine…

  • 10 White On Rice Couple // Jul 4, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    I’m loving frozen yogurt too lately. But your sour cherry one rocks! Where can I buy some? 🙂

  • 11 Kristen // Jul 4, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Seriously, I need to stop traveling and start being home long enough to 1) buy an ice cream maker and 2) make some ice cream or frozen yogurt.

    Have you thought about trying your hand at frozen custard?  Big in fat and big in Wisconsin (probably because it is big in fat!).

  • 12 francesca // Jul 4, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    I have never tried to make frozen yogurt before, It’s sounds a wonderful and healthy recipe, thanks for sharing

  • 13 Tash OYSTERBLOGGER // Jul 4, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    I am drooling on my keyboard.  Love the photo.  pretty cherries!

  • 14 Donald // Jul 5, 2008 at 4:26 am

    This is a must do! I love cherries and they love me too. They are actually good for my gout affliction, believe it or not. Actually a miracle. I drink cherry juice, eat cherry yogurt, cherry anything! Especially after eating shellfish, just as a precaution.

    I haven’t been able to get fresh sour cherries yet, just bing, but… new ice cream attachment for my KA will be seeing this recipe. Thanks Katy!

  • 15 Cynthia // Jul 5, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I bought my icecream/yogurt maker with the expressed desire to make frozen yogurt but all I’ve been making is icecream 🙂 Will have to do something about that soon.

  • 16 holler // Jul 6, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    You are tempting me to get my ice cream maker out Katy! Even though it is raining here and I have had to fight off the chill in the house by adding a cardigan and socks to my lounging about outfit. Sigh!

  • 17 adele // Jul 6, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Oh, this sounds glorious. I used to eat lemon wedges as a kid, so this sounds like just my style. 🙂

    Now, where would I find sour cherries in Boston?

  • 18 My Sweet & Saucy // Jul 6, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Great job with this one!  The flavor and photos sound and look amazing!

  • 19 Elle // Jul 8, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Katy, it’s so pretty!  I love making frozen yogurt.  i just made some vanilla frozen Greek yogurt last week and it was delicious.

    This looks like a great flavor to try out!

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  • 21 Jaime // Jul 11, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    that picture of cherries is wonderful! they look so bright and juicy – mmmmm

  • 22 maybelles mom (feeding maybelle) // Jul 13, 2008 at 10:31 am

    love this recipe.  I have a good tip on a place where you can pick your own sour cherries.  I have this recipe bookmarked.

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  • 25 bee // Jan 29, 2009 at 11:06 am

    that looks absolutely delicious. thanks for your entry, dear katy.

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  • 27 Krestort // Apr 23, 2009 at 3:38 am

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  • 28 psevdolokulop // Jul 15, 2009 at 11:05 am

    How many times you eat during a normal … every day life?
    are you the type of person who eats a bit and often?
    or rarely and too much?

    i usually have 3 and i’m the 2nd type of person (though it’s not that healthy)

    8 am breakfast

    3pm lunch

    9pm a snack.

  • 29 Theakat // Aug 8, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Tried it!  The flavor is fantastic, but I had a problem with mixing in the honey.  Seems the cool yogurt made it go all stringy.  What step did I miss??? In the freezer, the finished frozen yogurt went rock hard.  It’s still so good we’ve simply been scraping away at it!  I’ve heard that adding a couple of Tbs. of vodka into the mix will keep it from freezing so hard.  Any truth to this?  Advice appreciated.

  • 30 katy // Aug 9, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Not sure about the honey — I’ve never heard of that happening!  But definitely adding a tbsp or two of vodka can help with lowering the freezing tempterature — I do that for most of my ice creams!

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