‘I just love these frozen desserts with no additives or emulsifiers and no chemical enhancements like most shop-bought versions. We are approaching the hottest month of a glorious Maltese summer, hot blistering sun at noon but I am one who enjoys the sweltering heat and never feel too hot. May this summer last as long as possible’
For a simple frozen yoghurt, you will need:
A pot of your favorite yoghurt, I use plain and it also works very well with a plant-based alternative
A disposable piping bag with no nozzle
Some decorative glasses
I use Loacker coconut wafers
Add anything that takes your fancy to your yoghurt or plant-based alternative. I have tried it chocolate flakes, pureed strawberries, and crushed hazelnuts. I made the ones in the photo on tv using plain yoghurt.
If you like to sweeten your yoghurt, you may wish to use Stevia, agave or honey.
Place your yoghurt or plant based alternative in the freezer. All freezers are different and you need to have it at the stage where it is frozen but has not solidifed. This recipe will not work if you defrost the yoghurt. As soon as it reaches that stage just before solidifying, prepare your glasses and piping bag plus any garnish that you are going to use.
For the Loacker wafers I have used a sharp knife to cut them in thin slices.
Fill the piping bag with the yoghurt mixture. Cut the tip making sure that the opening is small. Pipe the yoghurt into the glasses and decorate with the wafers. Serve immediately.
Everyone who has tasted this loves it. A regular pot of yoghurt produced 2 small portions. A refreshing way to end a summer meal or simply as a guilt-free snack.
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