During January and February, I really was not able to cook at all. Every day, I would come home from work and just fall asleep. Even on the days when I was able to come home a teeny bit early, I was too tired to do anything… and so I did not get to cook at all.
On some of these hectic days, I really craved some ice cream. I would head to the nearest convenience store on my way home and look in the ice cream case, but surprise surprise, there would not be anything which tempted me! I have realized that the best way to get ice cream that I like is to make it myself.
But hey, I was sooooo busy, so I made this SUPER easy frozen yogurt… which I do not even want to call a recipe!
450g plain unsweetened yogurt
165g blueberry jam
1 teaspoon cinnamon
60 ml whole milk
It’s obvious, right? Mix everything and freeze it in an ice cream maker. OK, so I did do a little more than that.
I love frozen yogurt, but using normal yogurt produces a finished product which is a little too icy for my taste. I like to strain the yogurt for 30 minutes to an hour in advance.
The thick, creamy yogurt which is left over is a great substitute for cream cheese. I have used it quite a few recipes with great results!
My favorite brand of jam in Japan is Aohata 55 jam. This line of jams contains no preservatives and is less sweet than normal jams, which brings out the flavor of the fruit. It also comes in 11 flavors! (Unfortunately I am not sponsored by Aohata!)
I did not add any sugar other than the jam, but I did add a teaspoon of cinnamon to bring out the taste of blueberries. It was great! I like my frozen yogurt to be quite tart, but you can add sugar to your taste if you prefer a sweeter frozen yogurt.
And yes, I mixed everything together and put it in the ice cream maker!
Hope you enjoyed this recipe!