41. banana cinnamon frozen yogurt

May 11, 2012mayurisjikoni
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frozen treat  

The hot weather in Mombasa demands a cold dessert. I miss the gelato ice cream shop. Have no idea why it closed down. I came across a recipe of banana frozen yogurt. But the problem is I couldn’t find any frozen yogurt in Nakumatt. Nairobians don’t even have to bother making frozen yogurt at home as they have a frozen yogurt shop there. Lucky and to think that most of the time it is cold there! I tried out my version of the recipe and I must say it was a cool treat on a hot, humid night. Though it melted really fast as I had not added any stabilizers to it, the overall taste was great. I bought a 500ml vanilla yogurt and drained out the excess water by putting a white cotton cloth (mens’ hankerchief but a clean one is best for this task.) in a sieve and putting the yogurt in it. Leave it for 20 to 30 minutes. The vanilla yogurt is sweet so there is no need to add sugar.

Serves 2
2 ripe bananas
1 cup of thick vanilla yogurt
½ tsp cinnamon powder
½ tsp lemon juice

Topping :
2 tbsps of mixed chopped nuts or choco chips

  1. Mash the bananas with a fork or a masher.
  2. Combine the banana puree, yogurt, lemon juice and cinnamon together.
  3. Whisk it and pour into a shallow tray or box.
  4. Cover it with a lid or foil.
  5. Freeze the mixture till its nearly semi solid.
  6. Remove from the freezer. Using a fork or hand blender, break up the crystals.
  7. Freeze the mixture again.
  8. Scoop out the frozen yogurt into serving bowls.
  9. Sprinkle the topping and serve.
Tips :
  • Instead of nuts can use broken gingersnaps as a topping.
  • If you use greek style yogurt, there is no need to drain it as it is thick.
  • If you can’t scoop out the frozen yogurt, leave it out for a bit.
  • All you lucky owners of an ice creamer maker, go on use it for this recipe.


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