Dark Cherry Frozen Yogurt

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Sidewalk Shoes Dark Cherry Frozen Yogurt

I’m not sure where cherries are grown (all over perhaps?), but wherever, it’s been a great year for cherries.  They appeared at my grocery store in all their deep red glory for weeks.  I made some dark cherry liqueur, froze some, and then searched my cookbooks and the web for a frozen yogurt recipe.

Sidewalk Shoes Cherry Frozen Yogurt

I found Cherry Frozen Yogurt by Simply Recipes online.  It sounded like the perfect way to use some of those glorious, lush cherries.  It was wonderful.  Deep red in color with the taste of fresh cherries.  I made the recipe exactly as written, the only change I made was that I subbed homemade plain kefir for the yogurt for an extra antibiotic boost.  If you still have any cherries or like me you hoarded some away in your freezer, make this. 

And yes, I realize that I’ve posted two foodie posts this week and managed to not have to type in a single recipe.  School is back in session.  After 7 days of school, I already have a student suspended.  I am dreading the next 173 days.  So, if I can find a way to cut myself some slack, I’m going to take it. 


Foodie Friday

This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at the every so lovely Rattlebridge Farm.

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  1. says

    I look forward to cherry season all year and it’s one of the few fruits I’m willing to shell out the extra cash for – $12 a pound where I am! Crazy. So, last month I splurged only to come home to “Ahhh mooooom. I don’t like cherries.” This was new news to me. My kids! Gggggrrr. More for me. I want this frozen yogurt. Badly.

  2. says

    This sounds so refreshing! Summer has finally arrived in the Midwest (90s this week) and I’m in the mood for something cool for dessert.

    Sorry your jump back into school hasn’t been more enjoyable. Reading the news this week about two (separate) tragic incidents caused by some hateful teens has made me hang my head and weep.

  3. says

    I’ve been on a bit of a cherry rampage lately – can’t get enough of them! I missed when you first posted the cherry liqueur recipe but ohhh yes I need to make that right away! 😀

  4. says

    Oh, dear, when you’re counting down after only 7 days, you’re in deep doo-doo. At least you had this frozen yogurt to make you feel better.

    And, yes, cherries are grown all over. I have a cherry tree, but the birds always get all of the cherries because won’t put a net over the tree.

  5. says

    We grow amazing cherries in Tasmania. Seriously good cherries and they are my favourite fruit . This is one recipe that I will definitely be trying when they come into season.

  6. says

    Here in New Zealand, cherries seem to grow best in the places that have hard, cold winters, and long dry summers, which here is mostly in the South Island – don’t really grow much at all in the North Island – which probably won’t mean a thing to you :-)

    Cherries always seem like such a special occasion fruit to me – I always find them very luxurious, so it seems only fitting that around Christmas time is when they really peak here. Can’t wait!

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