Friday, September 18, 2009

Because They're Worth It

Ahh, key limes! It's just starting to cool down here but it's still rather humid and in the 8o's. I'm not complaining. I'll take it. But to cool down I made these key lime frozen yogurt sammies for Labor Day while it was much warmer. Don't you want to catch that drip with your tongue?

Yes, key limes are cute but they require a little elbow grease. I have a juicer but these little suckers are so tiny so you really need to juice them by hand. To get the full effect and to yield the most juice use a wooden reamer.

Your shoulders may burn a little and you develop a little sweat on your upper lip, but it will be worth it in the end. I promise. Besides I couldn't pass up this great photo op. These key limes were lovely and tangy!

This frozen yogurt couldn't be simpler. It only has 3 ingredients that you mix together and throw in the ice cream maker til frozen. Mine took a little while to freeze so I just poured it into a freezer container and plopped it in the icebox.

I wanted to make homemade graham crackers but I just haven't had the time. In the meantime I used packaged ones and they worked just fine. Any cookie or biscuit would work here. Just place a scoop of the yogurt on one cracker, sandwich with the other and refreeze.

Key Lime Frozen Yogurt from Southern Living
  • 1 (32 oz.) container whole milk French vanilla yogurt
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice (about 1 bag of limes)

Whisk together all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until well blended. Refrigerate overnight (see note). Pour mixture into the freezer container of a 1 1/2-quart electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. (Instructions and times will vary.) Cover and freeze until desired firmness.

Makes about 6 cups.

NOTE: It's best if you refrigerate this mixture overnight even if it is cold. It will speed up your freezing time in the ice cream maker.

I used fresh key limes but regular limes or bottle key lime juice would work just as well.

I used Horizon Organic Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt and full fat sweetened condensed milk. Fat free can be substituted.

I made about 10 graham cracker sandwiches then I ran out of graham crackers. I found a box of Nilla wafers in the back of the pantry and improvised. I liked these because they were easy to pop in your mouth (which I did several times!) and because the vanilla was a nice compliment to the key lime, but my sister loved the graham cracker version.

I can't get over their cuteness!

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21 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Oh the vanilla wafer ones do look so adorable. I am still on the lookout for an ice cream maker. Should be some on clearance now Id imagine.

girlichef said...

mmmmmm! These sound great...I love the cute little nilla wafer ones! I bet they're so much easier (too much easier) to eat than the graham ones, too ;)

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love froyos!and I this looks soo refreshing!

Selba said...

Both of wafers and graham crackers are perfect! :)

Smitten Sugar said...

Oh wow Monica these look delicious! I love the mini vanilla wafer version!

Mini Baker said...

oh, I LOVE the nilla wafer ones! I'm for sure gonna have to try making these!!
Happy Baking :)
Mini Baker

Ingrid said...

Well, I know you won't be surprised to hear me say that I know this was refreshingly delish!

Awesome idea making sandwiched.
~ingrid

Hänni said...

Hi

I saw your comment at Erin Cooks. Your little sandwiches look fantastic, and who doesn't love a sweet-tart combo? yum!

Debbie said...

I don't know which ones I would have first. Both sandwiches look so good!

Lissaloo said...

Those definitely couldn't get any cuter! Yum, I love Lime. What a wonderful idea! :)

Maria said...

Hubs will love this one. I made lime sorbet once and he wanted it very tart. I could only eat a spoonful, but he ate bowl after bowl! Love the sandwiches!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Food porn! Citrus is so photogenic, isn't it? Would you believe I have never made key lime anything. Love it, though!
Mmmmm, I could definitely lick that, shamelessly.

Sophie said...

Those little nilla ones are quite cute, but they both sound delicious! Gives a whole new meaning to the term cookies and cream, but this is a tart version -- I like :)!

Kim said...

That is a lot of limes to juice :D I bet you gave your biceps a workout! Those little nilla sandwiches are adorable. I would be popping them in my mouth all day long! Great recipe!

bella said...

I love key limes and saw them in the store a few weeks ago....I can taste them from here! I like this idea, Monica! Roz

Peabody said...

Oh yum! I am a sucker for all things key lime, so this is wonderful.

Jonnie said...

Is it possible to make these without an ice cream machine?

Monica H said...

Jonnie,

I'm not completely sure if you can do this without an ice cream maker. Simply because part of making ice cream is the constant movement of the mixture while freezing.

You can try an ice cream ball (one of those things you fill with cream and roll around), there's also the method where you use a freezer ziploc bag, freeze it and mix it around so it doesn't freeze solid.

I have never tried either of those methods so I cannot attest to their results. Not matter how you make it, I'm sure the flavor will remain the same. Only the texture will be different.

Best of luck and if you do try it any other way than with a traditional ice cream maker, let me know the results!

~Monica

bella said...

Monica,
I wanted to comment about your Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake directly on your blog....I love how yours turned out! Plus, you've got one sweet filling going on there, girl! WOW! I just dolloped mine on top! I have some more photos on my blog rather than just the cake blog. This is sure fun, huh? Roz

bella said...

Monica,
I wanted to comment about your Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake directly on your blog....I love how yours turned out! Plus, you've got one sweet filling going on there, girl! WOW! I just dolloped mine on top! I have some more photos on my blog rather than just the cake blog. This is sure fun, huh? Roz

Kerstin said...

What yummy cute little frozen yogurt sandwiches! I need to get my hands on some key limes!

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