Blueberry Acai Frozen Yogurt

Blueberry Acai Frozen Yogurt

Once you make homemade frozen yogurt, you may never want to go out for fro-yo again — it’s so easy! You’ll love this recipe for Blueberry Açaí Frozen Yogurt.

Once you make homemade frozen yogurt, you may never want to go out for fro-yo again — it’s so easy! You’ll love this recipe for Blueberry Acai Frozen Yogurt.

We’ve been weaving in and out of scorching hot spells, those three digit temperatures making it feel like a cozy oven each time you step outside. I’ve been enjoying it, after the cold, damp winter we had, which still haunts me from time to time.

On one of these spells, I drove up to Sonoma with my friends Jane and Lisa, and we got to Sonoma Square in what felt like record time. Jane had arranged for us and a few other friends to a cooking demo/class and lunch at Edge, the culinary home of Stone Edge Farm Winery. Chef John McReynolds and the culinary team at Edge had an incredible day in store for us, and as we sat in the kitchen, there was an excitement that I found bubbling inside me that I know was mutual with everyone at the table.

Each course prepared celebrated seasonal finds, from the sublime asparagus tempura served with a Meyer lemon aioli, to seared scallops that were in a Peruvian ceviche with stone fruit. My first taste of figs this season (!) were roasted and served along perfectly seared duck breast, and the simple herb salad was refreshingly delicious. But it was perhaps the easiest recipe of the day that I knew I had to share with you.

Blueberries in a bowl for Blueberry Acai Frozen Yogurt.

Scooping out Blueberry Acai Frozen Yogurt.

Inspired by David Lebovitz, they made a simple blueberry frozen yogurt, and as I scooped up the creamy, tangy yogurt, it was the perfect ending to a perfect meal, on a very hot, summer, Sonoma day.

Try making frozen yogurt at home with this easy recipe for Blueberry Acai Frozen Yogurt!

This week, as the temperatures rose to the triple digits once again, I realized it was the perfect time to make some frozen yogurt to share with you. I added some acai to the mix — you know how much I love my acai bowls, right? I loved how it added a little extra berry zing to each cool, refreshing scoop.

I must confess, this was the first time I made frozen yogurt at home, and it puzzles me, actually. I’m no stranger to homemade ice cream or sorbets, but why has it taken me so long to make homemade frozen yogurt?

Have a scoop of Blueberry Acai Frozen Yogurt - it's so easy to make at home!

The reason, I suppose, doesn’t matter. What does matter is I know this certainly won’t be the last.

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Blueberry Açaí Frozen Yogurt

1 quart | Prep: 5 minutes, plus chill time | Cook: 25 minutes

Once you make homemade frozen yogurt, you may never want to go out for fro-yo again — it’s so easy!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (360g) plain whole-milk Greek yogurt (I used Strauss Organic Greek Yogurt)
  • 3/4 cups (150g) granulated sugar
  • 2 cups (240g) blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 8 oz (200g) acai (I use 2 Sambazon Acai Berry packets, 4 oz each)
  • 2 teaspoons limoncello liqueur (see notes below)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. In the jar or bowl of a blender or food processor, add the Greek yogurt, sugar, blueberries and acai, in that order, and blend until smooth.
  2. Pass the mixture through a fine sieve or chinois strainer to remove the seeds and grit. Definitely take the time to sieve, or the frozen yogurt will have a gritty texture.
  3. Whisk in the limoncello and lemon juice.
  4. Chill the frozen yogurt base for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  5. Put mixture into an ice cream maker and churn for 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Transfer to and store in an airtight container.

Notes

If you do not have limoncello liqueur, you can substitute your favorite liqueur.

Recipe inspired by a cooking class at Edge at Stone Edge Farm, Sonoma, which was adapted from David Lebovitz.

Comments

  1. Becky

    That’s nice that you’re getting some cooler weather mixed in with warm. It’s all hot here and I need all of the cool dessert ideas! Love the limoncello added not this…can’t wait to try that!

    Reply
    • Liren Baker

      Sounds like you need all the icy treats, Becky! Hope you get to try this – the boys will love it!

  2. Laura

    Yep! I I’m fairly certain that one batch if this beautiful fruity treat would make me never want to go out and buy it again! I definitely need to experiment more with Acai!

    Reply
    • Liren Baker

      Funny how that works, Laura! For so long, I never bothered, and now I can’t imagine buying frozen yogurt again! You’ll love playing with acai!

  3. marcie

    Your adventure in Sonoma sounds unforgettable — Edge sounds wonderful! I’ve only made frozen yogurt once and have no idea why? I need to get out the ice cream maker for this one — the blueberries and acai sound too good to pass up!

    Reply
    • Liren Baker

      I hope to return to Edge, and wouldn’t it be nice if you could join me!? Definitely pull out that ice cream maker — I’ve got the insert in the freezer at the ready for another batch!

  4. Izzy @ She Likes Food

    This looks amazing!! It’s been triple digits here lately too and all I wanna do is eat frozen foods and sit inside! I love the deep color of this frozen yogurt!

    Reply
  5. wings io

    i dont think that i can make it like this anyway in my lifetime :( it is saddening but i will do try all my best. thank you for teaching.

    Reply
  6. Vegan Heaven

    This looks like the perfect summer treat, Liren! And it’s SO pretty! I LOVE blueberries and what a great idea to add acai. This makes it so healthy! :-)

    Reply
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