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Roasted Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

So creamy and about 17x healthier than your neighborhood froyo.

 

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by Angela Gallardo in Desserts, Fermented, Recipes
Deliciously creamy roasted blueberry frozen yogurt. Primal, healthy, gluten-free dessert recipe.

Deliciously creamy roasted blueberry frozen yogurt. Primal, healthy, gluten-free dessert recipe.

Deliciously creamy roasted blueberry frozen yogurt. Primal, healthy, gluten-free dessert recipe.

Deliciously creamy roasted blueberry frozen yogurt. Primal, healthy, gluten-free dessert recipe.

This is not a frozen yogurt in the traditional sense.  *grimacing face* (thanks, EmojiPedia) Apparently frozen yogurt doesn’t have eggs?

So while this is closer to an ice cream, it has that familiar frozen yogurt taste AND the added benefit of a smooth and creamy ice cream texture.  I tried it first without eggs but with such a low amount of sweetener, it came out wayyyy too icy.

Added the eggs and a little more fat and now I’m adding this recipe to the list I’ll be serving at my dream cafe/restaurant/foodtruck. <3

Lots of healthy fats and a fairly low amount of added sweetener (feel free to increase this if you like, I tend to make low-sweetness desserts around here) and the most perfectly tart blueberry flavor.



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Roasted Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Yields: about 6 cups

24 oz. ripe blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1 tbsp. avocado oil

8 oz. creme fraiche

16 oz. plain whole milk kefir

4 eggs

1/4 c. ghee, melted

1/4 c. coconut oil, melted

1/4 c. raw honey

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.  Add the berries and avocado oil to a sheet pan and roll the berries around until lightly coated in the oil.  Roast for 16-20 minutes, or until syrupy (longer yields a more intense, dried-berry-like taste).  Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature (if you do this ahead of time, keep the berries in the fridge until using).
  2. Add the creme fraiche, kefir, eggs, melted ghee, melted coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, sea salt, and nutmeg to a blender.  Blend until very smooth.
  3. To add the blueberries, you can pick one of two options: either blend them into the ice cream base (as seen here) OR you can add them whole at the end of the churning process.
  4. If adding them to the base before churning, blend the cooled berries until the mix is smooth.  Pour into your ice cream mixer and churn according to the instructions for your unit.  If adding the blueberries at the end, wait until the ice cream is *nearly* fully churned (mine took ~15 minutes in this Cuisinart machine) before adding the cooled berries.  It will still turn the frozen yogurt a nice pink color but you’ll get bites of chewy whole berries.
  5. Enjoy immediately for a soft serve texture or move to the freezer to set up fully, about 4 hours.

Note: if using frozen berries, you may need to increase the cooking time if they have not been thawed out first.

  • Julie Elliott

    Thank you!
    I just wanted to say a huge thanks for writing the email that accompanied this recipe.
    I constantly feel like I have to justify why I do or don’t eat what I choose to and can feel the sceptical looks when I eat something that isn’t ‘properly paleo’.
    Even ‘friends’ question my decisions and when I have health flare-ups are the first to question my paleo approach and suggest eating a normal diet… instead of just respecting my decision to listen to my body to try and find what it is happy for me to feed it.
    Well, no more!!
    Adopting your motto…
    “Hi, I’m Julie and I eat a Paleo-style diet. It’s a choice and I make my own rules.”
    And I’m happy with that 🙂
    xx

    • Hi Julie!
      Thank you so much for your comments. I know that feeling of having to “justify” the way you eat. I am lucky to have a lot of understanding friends but my family is another story altogether 🙄 . Always some question or another about what “crazy new restrictions” I have right now. Ugh!
      I’m proud of your for staying your course and listening to your body. It is trying but it feels so great when you do it! Lots of love your way and also, I love your new motto 😉

 

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