Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sorbet



So, after the little incident at Ross which I reported yesterday, I feel it's only right that today's post should be about indulging in an icy, sweetsie that you make by using raw machanical power to violently smash, grind, pulverize, cream, and crush assorted ingredients.

I make this with my Vitamix which is the Mother of all Blenders, available from the passionate vendors at the County Fair--where all truly great appliances/beauty products are purchased by the discerning public.

Since I pulled the recipe from the Vitamix site, the instructions here are in Vitamix-ease. You can make it with a regular blender, but it will take longer and I recommend softening the berries by microwaving them just a little before plopping them in the blender.

When you smell the motor of your blender start to burn, you'll know it's almost Treat Time!


Strawberry Yogurt Freeze


Speed: Variable to High
Time: 30 to 60 seconds

1 cup (240 g) nonfat yogurt, plain, vanilla, or strawberry
1 pound (454 g) frozen unsweetened strawberries
1/3 cup (65 g) sugar

1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
2. Select Variable 1.
3. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
4. Use the tamper to press ingredients into the blades.
5. In about 30-60 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and four mounds should form.
6. Stop machine. Do not overmix or melting will occur. Serve immediately.

Variation: Use other frozen fruit and yogurt flavors, such as, blueberries, peaches, etc.


Enjoy! Betty adores you!

5 comments:

Shan said...

This sounds great! Now, if only Teen Boy didn't disassemble the friggin' blender a few years back. Argh!

Oh, and I read your post from yesterday, too. I would have laughed, except I'm feeling pretty lousy myself. In mutual commiseration I almost burst into tears. Hope you're feeling better soon.

tattytiara said...

Oh I was way too hungry to read this post. I should have known better from the very first photo!

Mellisa Rock said...

This look so yummy!! I am working with a group of 6 women blogger's to try out new recipes...I think you should link this recipe up!!

http://blahtota-daa.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the encouragement about free writing too! I am going to give it another try next week!

Anonymous said...

Glad I dropped by today to find out about the Vitamix. I have been looking for a blender that can make a decent smoothie.

-- Brian

Cyn said...

Fabulous! (And may I recommend another frozen treat: http://www.independent.com/news/2009/aug/20/snow-cones-squared/)