July 20, 2009
Honey & Mango Frozen Yogurt
A month back I received an e-mail from Kristina at Stonyfield Yogurt's launch of Oikos. I have used Stonyfield yogurt for a while now, but was excited to try some of their new Greek yogurt. Soon, I got coupons for the Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt (along with a nice yellow bag.)
After the move, I picked up the coupons and went to the local grocery store. I was happy to see that it is readily available in stores, unlike Fage which we get at Trader Joe's. I picked up couple of plain and a couple of honey-flavored Oikos.
Before trying Oikos, I have used Fage greek yogurt and Oikos tasted similar - creamy, delicious, smooth. The only difference I found is Oikos has less calories without cutting on taste. From the website: oikosorganic.com
"called “yiaourti” in Greece, Greek yogurt is creamier than regular yogurt. Authentic Greek yogurt like ours owes its extra creaminess to a centuries-old straining process that removes the whey (liquid) from the yogurt.
I liked the plain flavors and we used it in raita, and a bunch of various dishes. But I couldn't wait to try the honey yogurt. I had fresh mangoes in the fridge and decided to make frozen yogurt. I tried it two ways.
The first one, I chopped mango into small pieces and Aswin didn't like the texture too much. I also didn't add much honey, so decided to make another batch, this time with pureed mango, more honey and result was stunning. The mild notes of mango, and honey brought out the slight tartness of the yogurt and made it a unique flavor.
1 Oikos honey yogurt
2 slices of mango
3-4 tbspoon honey
Puree the mango and then mix it with the yogurt and honey. Once it's mixed well, it was ready to be chilled. Since I don't own a ice-cream maker, I did the David Lebovitz way - chilling it for 45 minutes and then mixing it, whisking it and putting it back in the chiller. I did that a few times and froze it overnight.
The yogurt is ready.
Serve when it's not melting.:) I forgot to serve after I took it out, and then rushed around to click a picture before it all melted away. Soon after the picture, the yogurt was gone in no time :)