Frozen Greek Yogurt – With O Olive Oil

Frozen-Yogurt-9This past Summer I visited a great little shop in San Francisco called Souvla. For dessert I enjoyed their creation of Frozen Greek Yogurt served with Greek Olive Oil and Flaky Sea Salt. I was skeptical, but one bite in I was hooked. I loved it so much I couldn’t wait to attempt my own homemade version.

Unfortunately, because I don’t live in SF it’s just not as easy as I’d like to pop-into Souvla to enjoy this treat. Whipping up this homemade Frozen Greek Yogurt scratches the itch for me, until I can make my way into the city to visit Souvla again.

Frozen-Yogurt-11Experimenting this week with O Olive Oil’s products a light bulb went on in my head. As mentioned in previous posts, O Olive Oil’s Meyer Lemon and Blood Orange Olive Oils are so tasty on their own you could pretty much drink them straight from the bottle. So I thought using these two oils on their own rather than the flavor getting slightly lost in an ingredient list would be best. (Here’s where the light bulb went on.) What if I married Souvla’s concept with O Olive Oil’s flavored Olive Oils? I tried it, and pretty much ate the entire batch, by myself, at 10:00 in the morning. I’m not embarrassed to admit it.

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Disclaimer and Warning #1: You may find the hardest decision to make once you is to decide which deliciously flavored olive oil to drizzle atop your fresh batch of Greek Frozen Yogurt: O Olive Oil’s Meyer Lemon or Blood Orange Olive Oil? (Let this be the hardest decision we make today, right?!)

Disclaimer and Warning #2: I found that this frozen yogurt does not keep well in the freezer. It becomes as hard as ice and is pretty much un-scoop-able. So… You’ll have to eat the entire batch at once. (See! It wasn’t so bad that I ate the whole thing… by myself… at 10:00 in the morning…)

It may sound quite strange to add olive oil and flaky sea salt to frozen yogurt, however, please, please, please trust me on this. The flavor party happening in your mouth is seriously like Mardi Gras, Fourth of July, Greek Independence Day And New Year’s Eve at midnight all at once. (If you think this is a weird combination, try putting peanut butter on your Sloppy Joe sandwich. I’ve done it. It’s delicious. I know… I need help…)

Frozen-Yogurt-6The tartness of the frozen yogurt combined with the subtle citrus flavoring in the olive oil and a little bit of salty from the flaky sea salt, and oh… don’t forget about the tangy bite of pomegranate is a fun combination and quite impressive to serve to your family or friends. If you’re not willing to risk it, the Greek Frozen Yogurt by itself is tangy and light, and takes no time at all to prepare. With just 3 ingredients this is a simple, quick and easy dessert to make at the last minute.

(By the way, if you haven’t read my review of Souvla, please do! And visit them!)

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RECIPE:

1 cup whole milk (or lowfat)

¼ cup white sugar

2 cups Greek yogurt

Toppings:

O Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

O Blood Orange Olive Oil

Flaky sea salt

Fresh pomegranate seeds

DIRECTIONS:

In a medium bowl combine milk and sugar and whisk until the sugar is dissolved.

Frozen-Yogurt-7-E Frozen-Yogurt-7-DAdd the Greek yogurt, and whisk until it is smooth and creamy. A good way to tell if it’s ready to go into the ice cream maker is if the mixture sticks to the spoon or spatula.

Frozen-Yogurt-7-C Frozen-Yogurt-7-BSet up your homemade ice cream maker. (I use a Cusinart, but any maker with a freezer bowl will work).

Frozen-Yogurt-7-AWith the machine on, pour the mixture into the freezer bowl. Watch the yogurt carefully because it will get frozen very quickly. It will take no more than 10 to 15 minutes to turn into frozen yogurt.

Frozen-Yogurt-7Scoop into ice cream bowls, and drizzle with your choice of olive oil. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt and fresh pomegranate seeds. Get yourself a second serving!

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O Olive Oil graciously gifted me their products to experiment with.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting O Olive Oil which  allows me the opportunity to create content, such as this, for Figs & Feta.  If you can’t find their products in your local grocery or specialty store, you can order them online

©2014 by Alexandra Salidas Roll, Figs & Feta, LLC.

Recipe and photos by Alexandra Salidas Roll of Figs & Feta, LLC.  Please do not reprint this recipe without permission.  If you would like to feature this recipe on your blog or site, please rewrite the method of preparation and link your post to this one as the original source.  Thank you!

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