Frozen yogurt with apricots and pistachios

Frozen yogurt with apricots and pistachios

Hubert Cormier
Hubert Cormier, Nutritionniste

Summer is fast approaching, and all of us will surely be in need of a little refreshment. A nice glass of lemon water could do the trick, but sometimes our body craves a little treat, so we end up diving into a bowl (or 2) of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Why not opt for a snack that’s as good and refreshing, but a good deal healthier? Try this frozen yogurt recipe made with Greek yogurt, and you’ll be convinced! Your sweet tooth will be satisfied and your body will thank you!

6 servings
1 hour
about 6 hours (with an ice cream machine)

Ingredients:

  • 560 mL (2 ¼ cups) apple juice
  • 2.5 mL (½ tsp.) cardamom
  • 250 mL (1 cup) or 250 g (0.55 lb.) dried apricots
  • 560 mL (2 ¼ cups) or 630 g (1.39 lb.) Oikos plain Greek yogurt (0% m.f.)
  • 62.5 mL (¼ cup) honey
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp.) sesame seeds, toasted
  • 125 mL (½ cup) pistachios, coarsely ground and divided

Nutritional value, per serving :

 
Calories 277
Fat 7 g
Saturated fat 0.9 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 89 mg
Carbohydrates 43 g
Fibre 3.7 g
Protein 14.5 g

Preparation steps

  • In a medium-sized pot, combine apple juice, dried apricots and cardamom, and bring mixture to a boil.

  • Lower heat and let simmer for 15 minutes, or until apricots are tender and juice is syrupy.

  • Let cool.

  • Using a mixing arm, reduce mixture to a smooth purée. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let stand.

  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine yogurt, honey, toasted sesame seeds and half the pistachios.

  • Place mixture in an ice cream machine and follow instructions for your machine by choosing “frozen yogurt” option. It should take about 40 minutes before mixture is frozen.

  • Transfer contents to a container and place in freezer for at least 3 hours.

  • Serve frozen yogurt with apricot purée and remaining pistachios.