22 September 2016

Meyer Lemon Frozen Yogurt

Meyer Lemon Frozen Yogurt / www.delightfulrepast.com

Meyer Lemon Frozen Yogurt was at the top of Mr Delightful's list as we awaited the arrival of the Cuisinart ICE-100. He also couldn't wait to see where I was going to put yet another countertop appliance in our kitchen! 


But I already had a spot staked out for it in my butler's pantry. I know, I know. But before you get all green with envy over my having a butler's pantry, let me tell you it's not an official butler's pantry. It's just a humble countertop in the garage. 

When we remodeled the kitchen nine years ago, we had the crew carefully remove the old cabinetry and install it against the back wall of the garage. While most of the cabinets are filled with typical garage stuff, part of the countertop holds appliances. 

Appliances that don't get used every day, such as the slow cooker, Belgian waffle maker, two different kinds of juicers and the infrared oven my dad got for us. And now the ice cream maker. Difference is, I've decided to actually use the ice cream maker there

The light was horrible, so I didn't take any pictures; but here's what I did. I left it exactly where I'd set it for storage, uncovered it, plugged it in and proceeded. When it was done, I just turned it off, removed the lid, lifted the mixing bowl out by its handle and took it into the kitchen. We are loving this machine! 

Now about the recipe. I first developed a super sour version especially for Mr Delightful, who loves tartness. This version is tart enough for everyone else. Meyer lemons are sweeter than regular lemons. If using regular lemons, you may want to use less, perhaps a third of a cup. 

Are you a frozen yogurt fan, or do you prefer ice cream? Tart or sweet? In case you missed my Coffee Chocolate Gelato two weeks ago, check it out. 


Meyer Lemon Frozen Yogurt / www.delightfulrepast.com


Meyer Lemon Frozen Yogurt 


(Makes about 1 quart) 

Finely grated zest of 1 Meyer lemon
1/2 cup* (4 fluid ounces/118 ml) freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
3/4 cup (5.25 ounces/149 grams) sugar 

3 tablespoons non-GMO cornstarch or tapioca flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (4 fluid ounces/118 ml) heavy whipping cream
2 1/2 cups plain full-fat** organic Greek yogurt with no additives or stabilizers
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


* If you like less tartness, use 1/3 cup juice.
** I used full-fat, but you can use low-fat or nonfat; it will just be a little less creamy.

1 Zest one lemon; squeeze enough lemons to make 1/2 cup juice. 

2 In 1-quart saucepan whisk together sugar, non-GMO cornstarch or tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch) and salt. Whisk in cream until mixture is smooth, then whisk in lemon juice and zest.

3 Heat over medium-low to medium heat, stirring or whisking constantly, just until it is just below a simmer (if you stick your impeccably clean little finger into it, you will jerk it right out!). Remove from heat.

Measure yogurt and vanilla extract into 1-quart glass measure (the spout will make pouring mixture into the machine easier). Gradually whisk in the heated mixture. You should have about 3.75 cups. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 8 hours or up to a day or two (I always aim for 24 hours for maximum flavor development and chilling). 

Put the ice cream paddle into the mixing bowl of the Cuisinart ICE-100 compressor ice cream and gelato maker; whisk the chilled mixture, pour it into the mixing bowl and put on the lid. Turn unit on, set timer for 20 minutes* and press Start; let spin until thickened. Or follow the directions for whichever ice cream maker you have. While frozen yogurt is churning away, put the container you'll be storing it in into the freezer (cuts down on the melting when you're transferring the frozen yogurt from the freezer bowl to the storage container).

* I had set the timer for 30 minutes, but decided to check it at 20 minutes; and it was ready. Next time I make this same recipe, I'll just set the timer for 20 minutes. I think the fact that my ice cream mixture is so well chilled makes it take less time than indicated in the machine's instruction booklet. 

Turn the unit off by pressing the power button, remove the lid, lift the mixing bowl out by its handle and remove the paddle from the bowl. Transfer the soft frozen yogurt to the chilled freezer-safe airtight container, and place in freezer for at least 4 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes or so before serving to make it easier to scoop.

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44 comments:

Thomas "Sully" Sullivan said...

Oh, this is historic, and you ARE on a roll! Lemon and yogurt and silk texture and a refreshing chill – lemme see, is that 4.8 or 4.9 or, or… No. Can’t be less than 5 cleavers! On the matter of discriminating between ice cream and frozen yogurt
: in order for the latter to compete with the former (which mingles better with a greater variety of add-ons) it has to sustain itself with the primary kick. In this case, that’s tart. Lemon. Mr. Delightful is absolutely correct. I suspect he will be haunting the garage quite a bit more often now. Look for a portable fridge to show up soon…just sayin’.

Angie Schneider said...

Now I want to have a peek at your butler's pantry :-)) The yoghurt looks very delicious!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sully, such an honor to get another 5 Cleavers award! We also like that tart kick in strawberry (probably *any* berry) frozen yogurt (which I've already posted). Yes, this has given the garage (excuse me, butler's pantry) a whole new appeal.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Angie! Maybe someday I'll do a photo session out there!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Yum! Sweet and Sour - my favorite combination of flavors! Sounds wonderful! xx Karen

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Karen, thank you. My husband always says, "If it doesn't make you sweat, it isn't sour enough!"

Tony Grant said...

I presume your using the ,"Improved Meyer Lemons," Jean. I have just done a little research on Meyer Lemons. Very interesting. The Improved Meyer Lemons seem to have been developed in California so we probably don't get them here, or, perhaps we do and I have never noticed them.All the best, Tony (Glad you enjoyed Love and Friendship. The ending is not exactly the same as the novel, but almost. Haven't we all experienced characters like Lady Susan? Kate Beckinsale is superb. )

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Hi Tony, yes, "Improved," though the improvements came so long ago that they're generally no longer mentioned! :D Perhaps they don't get shipped to other countries, but you might find some in the UK that were grown in perhaps Spain. My favorite line in Love and Friendship is Lady Susan's line about her friend's misfortune to have married a man too old to be governable and too young to die!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sounds like a great recipe, Jean. I don't have a butler's pantry, but I do store less frequently used appliances in a cabinet in our Florida room. It works great for me. ♥

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Martha Ellen! "Florida room" -- I like the sound of that!

Cranberry Morning said...

I visited the oral surgeon today and boy does that look good!!! I'm tempted to buy the ice cream maker right now. I absolutely love lemon and i could sure go for a dish of this. Thanks Jean!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Judy, it's a wonderful machine! So glad to have it. I just donated my old frozen-canister model today. Hope your mouth is feeling better soon!

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

Oh Jean you made me laugh with your butler's pantry. I have one just like yours that is used for exactly the same tools but I never thought to call it that!

The Meyer Lemon Frozen Yogurt looks yummy and I've put it on my 'next to make' list. As far as I'm concerned there is no benefit to low or nonfat anything. Fully creamed is best! Take the fat out and what do get? Gas...for the lactose intolerant...and that's about it!

I've been meaning to do a search on Delightful Repast for a homemade Mayo recipe. I have just recently reviewed the ingredients in Best Foods Mayo and was sorry to see it is made with Soybean Oil. Sadly I do like the flavor of Best Foods but I think soybean oil is really bad for our health.

Jeanie said...

Oh, I am such a sucker for lemon anything. Tart is grand! This looks just fabulous. Guess I need to add an ice cream maker to my wish list!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sue, I'm glad you appreciated that (butler's pantry)! I have two homemade mayonnaise recipes on Delightful Repast -- one made with a food processor and one made with an immersion blender. Both are made with very gently cooked egg for no worries about salmonella. I, too, like the flavor of Hellmann's/Best Foods original but don't care for all the ingredients. I kept suggesting that they make an organic version, but when they finally did it tasted completely different from the original.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Jeanie! We love "lemon anything," too!

Cheryl said...

Oh my. Our ice cream maker has been put away for the season, but this makes me want to get it back out! Lemon and chocolate (separately, not together!) are my favorite flavors. Taking note of this recipe for next year...

And now, off to check out the chocolate gelato...

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Cheryl! You should've waited until October 1 to put away the ice cream maker! :D

Daniela said...

I'm always amazed at your art, darling Jean, amazed and charmed by it, your uniqueness delights my soul ... and my palate, of course !

Thanking you for it all and for your heartily welcome words of solace,
I'm sending blessings of joy on your weekend and on your Fall

Xx Dany

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, dear Dany! I've been so looking forward to autumn and hope you enjoy the season as well, despite your sad loss.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love everything lemon and love this recipe!!!...Will certainly have to try this!!

Joanne Young said...

Lovely napkin, Jean! (I noticed the table cloth in a recent photo too!)
The frozen yogurt looks yummy too.:)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks so much, Shirley. Do let me know how it turns out for you.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Joanne. I do love pretty table linens!

Marilyn Lesniak said...

Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday, #WonderfulWednesdy or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

Miz Helen said...

Your Frozen Yogurt looks wonderful, I just love the lemon. We use our ice maker all the time it is one of our favorite machines. Thanks so much for sharing with us today at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
Miz Helen

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Marilyn, thank you so much. Your comments and social media shares are soooo appreciated!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Miz Helen! And I hope you have a wonderful (and delicious) weekend!

FABBY'S LIVING said...


Hello pretty girl!
Boy, this frozen yogurt looks so yummyyyyy !!! I adore anything lemon, I baked a lemon cake a couple of weeks ago and I'm still tasting it, lol !
Thank you for the recipe. I will make it on my ice machine.
Enjoy your weekend.
FABBY

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Fabby! Isn't lemon *any*thing just the best?!

Cocoa and Lavender said...

Jean! Thank you, thank you! I now have a name for our outdoor (formerly known as the "shed") room where all our old cabinets are installed and contain my extra dishes, pots, pans, baking gear, etc. I am proud to say that I now have a butler's pantry!!!

The ice cream looks incredible and, as we come upon Meyer lemon season, I will be sure to make this. Happy weekend!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

David, thank you, and you are so welcome! Isn't it grand having a butler's pantry?! :D

Lisa Kerhin said...

Jean, this frozen yogurt looks amazing and I must try it! Butler's pantry - now that I need. Although, I have taken up a huge baker's rack in the garage with many of my "blog props" haha. Great, as always, to have you join us on Happiness is Homemade!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Lisa, thank *you*! I really think you should say "prop room" instead of "bakers rack in the garage with many of my blog props!" :D

Edye Nicole said...

What a yummy dessert! Thanks for sharing, Jean.

Blessings,
Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Edye!

Lisa Kerhin said...

ooohhhh Jean that is a great idea....I mean after all, calling it a garage suggests my husband is giving a small space but prop room suggests, I am letting him use a space in my prop room!! haha

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Precisely, Lisa! Now you've got the idea! :D

April J Harris said...

Love how you have improvized a Butler's Pantry, Jean! What a great idea! Your Meyer Lemon Frozen Yogurt looks and sounds delicious. How lovely to be able to make this homemade recipe with fresh Meyer Lemons. You asked whether we prefer ice cream of frozen yogurt - I like both depending on my mood! Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

April, now I just need to figure out how I can improvise a butler! :D Thanks so much!

Swathi Iyer said...

Jean when comes to dessert you are the queen, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Oh, Swathi, that's a wonderful compliment coming from you! I was thinking the other day about you and the lovely ways you use exotic tropical fruits.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It looks delicious! xoxo Su

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Sue! Can't wait to make it again.

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