Watermelon Frozen Yogurt

What a fun and unique summer treat!  As soon as I saw this on Ommy Noms, I knew I’d be making it.  It’s really difficult to top sitting in the back yard with your family and a big ol’ slice of watermelon on a summer night, but this fro yo might just come pretty darn close.  It’s slight, refreshing, and perfectly sweet for a summer dessert.  If you’re looking for a fun twist on watermelon, give this a try!

watermelon frozen yogurt

Watermelon Frozen Yogurt

slightly adapted from Ommy Noms

Ingredients:

2 c. seedless watermelon chunks
1 c. Greek yogurt or 1 1/2 c. regular yogurt, strained
about 1/4 c. sugar (adjusted to taste)
1 TBSP lime juice
1 TBSP light rum or vodka 

Directions:

1.  Puree watermelon chunks in a blender or food processor.  Strain out the grainy pulp and discard.

2.  Return watermelon juice to the blender.  Add the yogurt, lime juice, and rum or vodka, and blend until well-combined.  Add sugar a little at a time.  Taste and adjust as necessary. 

3.  Freeze the mixture in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s directions.  Enjoy as soft yogurt immediately or place in a freezer-safe container to achieve a hard freeze.  Keeps up to two weeks.

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6 Comments

  1. That Girl
    June 15, 2011 / 3:14 pm

    This is amazing. Amazing.

  2. Lauren
    June 15, 2011 / 3:31 pm

    I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Karis Ann
    June 15, 2011 / 4:49 pm

    I can't wait to try this recipe. I just recently got an ice cream maker, and have been making too many recipes which call for heavy whipping cream 🙂

  4. Erin
    June 15, 2011 / 6:12 pm

    Oh this sounds good! I have never had much luck with frozen yogurt, but I think maybe I wasn't flavoring it enough! Will have to try this!

  5. Natalie
    June 15, 2011 / 7:10 pm

    watermelon is my FAVORITE! i need to set some aside next time i buy one and try this!!

  6. Pretend Chef
    June 16, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    Sounds more refreshing than plain ol' watermelon. I would love to give this recipe a try. I was just recently given a gift card to Williams-Sonoma for my birthday and I think I know what I'm putting it towards… an ice cream maker!!!

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