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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt with Dark Chocolate Almond Granola
Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod

In our house we are always looking for something refreshing to cool us off in the hot summer months. What better way than with some ice-cold homemade frozen yogurt. Now don’t be intimidated by the words homemade frozen yogurt, this recipe couldn’t be simpler and will be worth every minute of your time! It’s as easy as chop, blend and freeze. The hardest part about making this frozen yogurt is waiting for it to chill. It will be a test of your patience! 

This recipe is so easy even your kids can help. In fact, my son loves to help pick out the perfect frozen strawberries from the bag of Cascadian Farm Organic Strawberries. Of course, they are all perfect little gems so it’s not hard to choose. The strawberries are so sweet and make this frozen yogurt really tasty.  I also added yogurt instead of cream to the recipe and included a touch of lemon juice and zest to help give it just a little bit of tang and even more freshness. And if your kids are like mine then they will love trying to scoop out any last bit of puree that is left in your blender after placing the mixture in the freezer. My son showed serious dedication as he sat on our counter for nearly 10 minutes sure that he could scrape out just one last drop. What can I say, it’s that good!

 

 

Just when you thought that this frozen yogurt couldn’t get any better I topped each serving with Cascadian Farm Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Granola. Yes that’s right, dark chocolate granola! This addition sends this dish right over the edge. These days granola is for more than just a bowl and milk. The dark chocolate granola adds the perfect complimentary flavors and crunch for the strawberry frozen yogurt without being too sweet. Cascadian Farm granola is all organic and contains no artificial flavors or preservatives; that way I can feel good about letting my family enjoy the granola and use it as a topping on so many dishes including this amazing strawberry frozen yogurt. So when your craving something decadent, the temperatures start to rise, and you can’t seem to beat the heat, try this recipe for Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Topped with Dark Chocolate Granola and you’ll not only feel refreshed, but your taste buds will thank you!

 

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Topped with Dark Chocolate Almond Granola

Ingredients:
2 cups frozen Cascadian Farm Organic Strawberries, divided
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup plain yogurt 
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cascadian Farm Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Granola

Directions:
Start by dividing your frozen strawberries. Separate ½ cup of the frozen strawberries and place them in the freezer until ready to use. Roughly chop the remaining 1 ½ cups of strawberries and place into a food processor or blender along with the sugar, yogurt, lemon juice, zest and vanilla. Pulse until the strawberries are completely combined and the mixture is creamy, about 5 minutes.  Remove the ½ cup of strawberries from the freezer and chop them, making sure there are no large pieces. Add the chopped strawberries to the mixture and fold them in. Chill the mixture for at least 1 hour, and then freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. When you are ready to serve sprinkle each serving with desired amount of Cascadian Farm Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Granola.

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