6.10.2009

Beet and Brown Sugar
Frozen Yogurt


I baked some beets in the oven the other day and had this weird idea to make beet frozen yogurt. A healthy frozen treat. I kinda liked it, it was different with a sublte beet taste and a tang from the yogurt. And I just loved how the brilliant color turned out. Anyway, I thought I would share. Even though sometimes these different recipes don't turn out great like a Mocha brownie would, I still like the adventure.

Recipe
1 1/2 medium size baked beets
3 tbs dark brown sugar
2 tbs water
1 tbs vanilla
half a 2lb. tub of Mountain High original plain yogurt

-Rinse beets and cut greens off the top leaving a small stub
-Wrap beets in foil and place on a baking sheet also covered with foil
-Bake beets at 450F for and hour until soft in the middle when pierced with a fork
-Let beets cool over night in the fridge
-Peel off outer skin of beats
-Place an empty container that will hold your finished frozen yogurt in the freezer
-Place 1 1/2 beets in blender and puree with 2 tbs water, vanilla, and 3 tbs brown sugar
-Mix beet puree with yogurt

-Place mixture in ice cream maker per manufacture's instructions-blah,blah, blah
-Put your frozen yogurt in the chilled container and cover with plastic wrap directly touching the yogurt
-Let fro-yo freeze up to an hour and then serve
After 24 hours the yogurt could get pretty hard. If you let it thaw for 15-20 minutes and then blend again. the consistency should come back.

THE END!

8 comments:

Megan said...

I love the color.

Bethany said...

This looks AMAZING. Like Megan, I love the color. I love love love beets, brown sugar, and ice cream, so I am pretty darn excited to try this. I might feature this at my annual ice cream party (with due credit, of course) if you don't mind. You rock my world!

Bethany (of Scoopalicious)

LaundryBasketCase said...

I've always loved how beets can turn anything pink, and recently saw a recipe for beet pink iced cookies. So I think the colour alone is enough to get me to make this summer recipe of yours!
PS: Thank you so much, I'm so glad you like my kitchen Ivy.

Chocolate Shavings said...

That sounds delicious, and what a beautiful color!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a beautiful blog. So glad that
I found it....I enjoyed reading your blog this afternoon...Had some time to do some blog hopping...always enjoy finding new blogs!
Hope you will visit me. This month I am posting on our Disney trip.

Lisa said...

Ivy, you are so brave! What a fabulous idea. I love that you thought of it. I love that you tried it. I love the color. Awesome!

Bethany said...

Me again!

Hey, coincidentally, I am making that photo into a postcard (I would have sent you an email, but i can't find your address on your blog) -- I'd love to send you one, if you send me your mailing address: bethany@bethanyschlegel.cpm

Bethany said...

whoops, that should be .com (typo), but I'll leave it that way to avoid spam!