Along the Grapevine

Wild Black Raspberry Frozen Yogurt

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This frozen yogurt calls for only three ingredients, involves no cooking and is easy enough for a child to make. Other berries or mixtures of berries could be substituted according to what is available in your area, but the sharp flavour of at least some wild berries is highly recommended.DSC03141.JPG

Despite our worst drought in twenty years, there are some wild pickings out there doing better than ever, including wild raspberries. The variety we have growing all over are black raspberries. As I laboured in the hot sun picking the few ripe ones, I could only think of using them in something refreshing, no cooking required, and definitely not heavy. Normally they are used for jams, crumbles, pies and strudels, but I couldn’t imagine any of those in this heat. So a frozen dessert was the obvious choice.

In case you are not familiar with them, black raspberries are distinguishable from blackberries by the very light colour of the back of the leaf – just like regular raspberries. The also have that little conical hollow when picked characteristic of any raspberry. DSC03144.JPG

I used 1 cup of black raspberries, 1 cup strained yogurt (measured after straining) and 1/4 cup maple syrup. Another sweetener could be used, and a little more depending on how sweet you want it. Blend thoroughly in a food processor and freeze. I did not use my ice cream maker as I wanted to be sure this would work without it as I know a lot of people don’t have one. It took about three hours in the freezer.DSC03145.JPG

Because I did not strain the mixture at any point, the small seeds are noticeable, but I rather like them and figure they are an essential part of the fruit. If you really object to even little seeds, I would use instead blueberries or some other relatively seedless berry.

And so I rewarded myself after an arduous morning in the hot sun with the coolest, prettiest and lightest cone I have ever made. I am bringing this to Fiesta Friday to share with all the guests, including co-hosts Suzanne at A Pug in the Kitchen and Jess at Cooking is my Sport.DSC03150

Author: Hilda

I am a backyard forager who likes to share recipes using the wild edibles of our area.

19 thoughts on “Wild Black Raspberry Frozen Yogurt

  1. Look at the colour – so beautiful! It must taste really sour (in a good way) and rich!

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  2. Right! Good idea and looks easy, for sure.

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  3. This looks simple and delicious Hilda– thank you for sharing with us at this week’s Fiesta🙂

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  4. I like the seeds too. Nice and easy, just the way I like my recipes. Can I ask, though, why is the yogurt strained?

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    • Good question and I probably should have explained. I wanted a nice smooth texture, and the more water the more crystallization. Also, the more fat, the creamier, so it was a question of texture to remove as much water as possible and have a higher proportion of fat, although still not as much as if it were cream. Also, as I was using maple syrup I was also adding water so didn’t want to compound that.

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  5. Looks good and I like your ring.

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  6. I love berries and yogurt! The perfect combination🙂

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  7. What a gorgeous colour! I love how such a deep purple could come from such the blackberries. Glad to hear that foraging has still been so rewarding despite the drought. (Now I’ll always be wondering if I’ve seen black raspberries before and mistaken them for blackberries!)

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  8. A fantastic recipe! I have home-grown blackberries that are ripening now so I can make this lovely yoghurt ice-cream soon! I was sold in that last photo! xxx Yummm!

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  9. The color of this frozen yogurt is gorgeous! We have black raspberries growing all over our yard right now! I love them, and I think my kids would love it if I made this frozen yogurt! Thank you for sharing!!

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  10. This brings back good memories of my berry picking on our country property way back when. The berries were so tiny, kind of swampy where they grew and lots of mosquitos. There were so many we could share them with the deer. Always made pies🙂

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  11. Looks absolutely brilliant🙂

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  12. Love the beautiful color of the yogurt.

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