My fondest memory of strawberries is the strawberry jam my mom used to simmer up when I was a child – she’d buy them in bulk when they were in season and cheap and torment us all by filling the house with the smell of sweet strawberries and boiling sugar on what always felt like the hottest of summer days! It was, appropriately, hard work which resulted in the sweetest of rewards!
And speaking of sweet rewards, do you remember the days when delicious, sweet strawberries were only available during summer? When you’d spot that first punnet on the supermarket shelf and do a little happy dance on the inside? (or on the outside – I don’t judge). While they seem to be on shelf all year round now, I flat out refuse to buy them out of season – they never taste quite as good as when you have to wait for them don’t they? And while my fondest memories of them do involve jam, I’m not about to sweat myself to death over a stovetop to relive my childhood memories (sorry mom!). So instead, I’m telling you to go the opposite way and not cook anything at all!
This strawberry FRO-YO (as the kids are calling it now-days or Frozen Yoghurt to the rest of us) is so easy I’ve called it instant and the only reason it is delicious is because all the glory goes to the strawberries and their natural sweetness (so you may not even need the honey!). While strawberries scooped my vote (see what I did there!) you may want to go with pineapple or mango or passionfruit or blueberries – the best thing about this recipe is it can be whatever you want it to be!
Instant 3-Ingredient Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt
250g strawberries, hulled, chopped and frozen
1 cup (250ml) full cream plain yoghurt, frozen in ice cube trays
2-3 tbsp honey, to taste
Place the strawberries, frozen yoghurt blocks and honey into a blender with ¼ cup water and blend until smooth and thick. Use a little water or milk if necessary. Serve immediately or pour into a freezer-proof container and freeze until firm.
TIP For a creamier frozen yoghurt, add a few more spoonfuls of yoghurt. Swop out the strawberries for any other summer fruit.