I’ve been sitting here for a while now, staring at this blank white screen with that taunting blinking cursor, just waiting for me to hastily type a few words, backspace backspace backspace, try again, backspace. It’s so rude, really. It keeps staring at me, lying in wait.
Blinking cursors may not have emotions, but the reason why it’s so hard to write today is that this week hit me like one of those ten-foot waves when you’re unsure as to whether you’ll sink or swim, and all you can do is duck under the swell, hold your breath, and hope.
I lost a friend this week, the kind of friend that will always be there for you when you need a cuddle or some joyful slobber in your face, and of course, I am talking about an animal, specifically, my dog.
To keep me afloat, I threw myself into photography, taking on some new subjects and new lighting (musicians performing in a dim-lit bar, to be exact – how different than non-moving subjects!) and chilled out with some of this strawberry lime frozen yogurt.
It’s one of those easy recipes where you’ll likely have most of the ingredients already. I used key lime greek yogurt, but if you can’t find that flavor, vanilla is just fine, you’ll just have a slightly less pronounced lime-y flavor.
You don’t need an ice cream maker either. I use the (old-fashioned?) method of pouring the ingredients into a stainless steel bowl and whisking and stirring every hour or so. Works like a charm, especially for a soft-serve consistency. If you decide to let it freeze overnight, you’ll need to remove it from the fridge 30-40 minutes before serving as is becomes quite hard.
If you’re in need of some chilling-out time, this strawberry lime frozen yogurt is the perfect solution. Print Strawberry Lime Frozen Yogurt Author: Katy’s Kitchen Prep time: 3 hours 10 mins Total time: 3 hours 10 mins Yield: 6 *prep time includes 3 hours freezing Ingredients
- 500g sweetened Greek yogurt (key lime or vanilla)
- 4-5 Tablespoons granulated sugar (to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Zest of 1 lime
- 5-6 strawberries, chopped finely.
- In a small mixing bowl, add the yogurt, sugar, and salt. Whisk to combine. Add the lime zest and stir to combine.
- Place the yogurt in the freezer for about an hour, stir, then add the strawberries.
- Continue freezing the yogurt and stirring every hour until it has reached the consistency you desire (soft-serve takes about 3-4 hours).
Notes & Substitutions If you let the yogurt freeze overnight, you’ll need to remove it from the fridge 30-40 minutes before serving as is becomes quite hard. Key lime yogurt is perfect for a pronounced lime flavor, but if you can’t find it, just use vanilla.
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