Snow. Glorious snow! At last count, we were up to 16 inches with more to come. We can't open our back door because the snow is too high. Even the streets have yet to be plowed. Needless to say, it's a great day to be inside making dessert. I decided to opt for something sweet and crunchy: Honey-Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with Homemade Granola and Dried Fruits.
The recipe is remarkable easy to make and the flavor is incredible. I tend to make more granola than necessary so I can pour what's leftover into a jar and eat it for breakfast. If you want to be decadent you can even toss in a bit of chopped dark chocolate.
It's definitely a good day for kicking around in Ugg boots, watching the snow fall outside the window and gobbling up a bowl of this sensational treat. So, tell me friends...how's the weather where you are?
Honey-Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with Homemade Granola and Dried Fruits
Honey-Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
400 g thick vanilla yogurt (either use Greek yogurt or line a sieve with paper towel and allow regular yogurt to drain over a bowl for 30 minutes)
140 g good quality honey
55 g heavy cream
350 g light cream
20 g vanilla extract
Mix ingredients. Pour into ice cream machine and process as directed.
Homemade Granola with Dried Fruits
455 g oatmeal (I always use Silver Palette brand because it holds up well for granola)
30 g corn oil
100 g honey
40 g coconut
100 g sliced or slivered almonds
100 g dried cherries
50 g dried cranberries
10 g vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line large baking sheet with a Silpat.
Place oatmeal in a large mixing bowl and toss with corn oil. Mix in honey, then coconut, then almonds. Spread out onto cookie sheet and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Flip half way through baking to ensure it cooks evenly. Once golden brown, remove from oven and immediately return the mixture to the mixing bowl.
Toss mixture with 1 tbs vanilla and mix in the dried fruit. Allow to cool completely before eating.
Directions: Scoop frozen yogurt into a bowl, top with granola, and enjoy.