When I was a kid we had a frozen yogurt stand not too far from our house. I swear I can still taste the tart, slightly sweet goodness they used to serve up.
Over the years every time I tried either frozen yogurt or yogurt cups I was dissatisfied. Where was that tart goodness of my youth? Was it the imperfect memory of a child damaged by time?
This year I tried plain yogurt and I found my old friend. PLAIN YOGURT. I realized that all those sugars, sweeteners, and other flavors food processors have been dumping into yogurt has been covering up that beautiful tart flavor. Now I eat my plain yogurt with some fruit or just a touch of honey, agave syrup, or splenda.
I sure feel silly. The answer was under my nose the whole time!
Not only to me does it taste better I get more my caloric bang for my buck! Those little tubs of diet yogurt are about 100 calories. Today I made almost two cups of fruit and yogurt that was 130 calories. I'm never full with those little quasi-yogurt tubs, but this was too much for me as a side!
Unfortunately, I don't think frozen yogurt is going to be as easy for me to make but I'm sure going to try. I haven't found one frozen yogurt in my area from a store, stand, or restaurant that is as good as that of my youth.