Piña Colada Frozen Yoghurt

Any normal person, when faced with a jug of coconut flavoured glacé icing would probably have thrown it away.  But, Gemma being Gemma and this being recipeforprocrastination, I had to make something with it.  Lurking in my fridge was also the majority of a large tub of natural greek-style yoghurt and half the pineapple I used to make the sweet and sour the other day.  Whiz it all together and stick in the freezer and you have a quick but delicious and surprisingly refreshing dessert.  Yum!  I haven’t given any measurements here as I didn’t use any myself – somewhat a case of trial and error I’m afraid!

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Gemma xx

Piña Colada Frozen Yoghurt

It doesn't exactly 'scoop' in the traditional sense of the word, but anything can look vaguely presentable when it's served in a glass with a couple of chocolate fingers 🙂

Icing Sugar
Coconut Cream
Lemon Zest
Fresh Pineapple
Natural Greek Yoghurt
Fresh Mint
A shot of White or Dark Rum (optional)

  1. Add the coconut cream to the icing sugar until the sugar dissolves.  Stir through the lemon zest.
  2. Remove the skin and core from the pineapple and chop into small dice.  Add to the coconut mix, along with any juice from the pineapple.  Stir through the yoghurt.
  3. Chop the mint very finely (I used the mezzaluna) and stir through the yoghurt.  Use a hand blender to blend the yoghurt until the pineapple is smooth (or to the consistency you desire).  If I had had some rum in the house, I’d’ve poured a little in at this point and stirred it through.  Be careful not to add too much though – it will prevent the yoghurt from freezing if the alcohol content is too high!
  4. Place in a wide, shallow freezer-safe tub (funnily enough, an ice-cream tub is perfect for this…).  Remove from the freezer every hour or so, and break up with a fork, to ensure the ice crystals are not too large.
  5. Serve with your chosen pudding, or as a dessert in its own right in a pretty glass.  Add some of your favourite tipple – I poured a large measure of green ginger wine over mine and it was yummy!  It melts fairly quickly – so eat it fast!

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