Fruit in Yogurt

14 Aug

I’ve made a couple of batches of yogurt now, but I don’t like just plain yogurt.  I do, however, love my fruit yogurt.  There is no end to the possibilities, but the first kind I make every year is raspberry.

All you need is 1/2 cup of cool water, 1 packet of unflavored gelatin, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 1/2 cups prepared raspberries.  This is the same for pretty much any type of fruit you want to use.  You can use fresh or frozen fruit.  If you use frozen, make sure you thaw it first.

Place the cool water in a small pan and stir in the gelatin.

Stir and heat until it begins to boil.

Then add your sugar and stir until it dissolves.  Remove the mixture from the heat.

Pour the gelatin mixture into the fruit.  If the fruit is still frozen, it will cause the gelatin to cool too quickly and leave gross stringy stuff in the yogurt.  Yes, that is the voice of experience.

Once it is mixed and a bit cooler, add it to the yogurt and mix it thoroughly.

Let it chill and get set, and you will have a yogurt that has more flavor and is better tasting than anything you can buy from the store.

If you want to have a slight vanilla flavor to the yogurt, add a tablespoon to the milk before you put it in the yogurt maker.  You can add it to the gelatin mixture also.  I like it as plain vanilla yogurt, or sometimes I chop up maraschino cherries to make cherry vanilla yogurt.

You can use any single fruit you want–strawberry, blueberry, peach, etc.  Mix and match your fruits.  I like strawberry banana.  For variety, you can add some chopped nuts or coconut.  Sometimes, I like to add pineapple flavor without using actual pineapple.  I just use pineapple juice instead of water to mix with the gelatin.

I made pineapple strawberry.  Delicious!

I’ve also used apple juice instead of the water with chopped apples and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon to make an apple cinnamon yogurt.  The peach is also delicious with a dash of cinnamon and/or nutmeg.  The only limit to possibilities is the imagination!

2 Responses to “Fruit in Yogurt”

  1. Sharon August 14, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

    Thanks for the ideas! The look and sound really good! I do love my yogurt, now I can love it more!

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