Peach-Cardamom Frozen Yogurt

It’s Monday and I know many of you are dragging your feet a little bit. It’s hard to get back into the weekly grind after what was a beautiful weekend in my part of the world. But because I love you I want to make things a little easier this morning. Or at least a little tastier! We don’t start school until next week so to celebrate what is our last week of summer, I’m inviting you to an ice cream party. A virtual one that is! Becky of Project Domestication and Lindsey of Cafe Johnsonia are hosting an online frozen treat social and what better way to end the summer than share a recipe for one of my favorite things, Ice cream!!

Peach Cardamom Ice Cream,

I wasn’t sure if I should call this ice cream or frozen yogurt. Because, really, it’s a little bit of both. Fro-cream? Ice-yogurt? Yeah, neither of those work. It has all the richness and creaminess of ice cream thanks to a little bit of heavy cream but the bulk of this frozen treat is made from fat free greek yogurt. I think it tastes more like frozen yogurt than a rich ice cream so in the end I went with fro-yo. The greek yogurt is just tart enough and it’s an awesome balance to the super sweet peaches. I went with a local honey to sweeten my base. My peaches were super sweet already so I didn’t add too much. Just enough to enhance the delicious base.

Fresh Peach Frozen Yogurt,

As much as I wanted to add some almond extract (another beautiful pairing with peaches), I held back at the last minute and opted for just a little bit of vanilla extract. I really wanted the cardamom to be up and front and if I’d added the almond, I think it would have overpowered the frozen yogurt. Cardamom has a unique flavor that is somewhere along the lines of a smokey cinnamon. (sort of) It’s kind of tough to explain so forgive me if I’m having a hard time trying to describe it. I use it more in sweet dishes than I do in savory though I know it’s a common ingredient in Indian cooking. Trust me when I tell you that it pairs perfectly with peaches. In fact, the first time I remember trying cardamom was at a summer baby shower where the hostess had sprinkled a touch of brown sugar and cardamom over a bowl of raspberries and peaches. It was so darn good, I started using the spice soon after and never looked back.

Quick Peach Ice Cream & Yogurt Recipe,

I am in love with my new Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. I can whip up a batch of this in no time! Hope you all have a great week and be sure to check out all the other ice cream madness from these wonderful ladies:

Becky of Project Domestication
Lindsey of Cafe Johnsonia
Becky of Vintage Mixer
Carrian of Sweet Basil
Holly of Phemomenon
Krista of Budget Gourmet Mom
Karen of 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Marie of Food Nouveau
Rachel of A Southern Fairytale
Shawn of I Wash You Dry
Stephanie of Queen Scarlett
Wendy of 101 Gourmet Series