Friday, May 15, 2015

Mango Frozen Yogurt

The introduction of frozen yogurt in India is a very recent incident. And still it is very much concentrated within very few brands...and if I think Kolkata, you will get Frozen yogurt, under the name Fro-Yo from only Mama-Mia. Frankly, the Indian population is not very conscious of healthy eating, so the idea of frozen yogurt is still vague to a giant portion of the population. However if you look into the history of ice-cream in India, first you will find Kulfi. A frozen dessert made from evaporated milk, whole milk, sugar and lots of nuts, and it is very popular in every corners of India.

how to make Mango Frozen Yogurt

how to make Mango Frozen Yogurt

When I was in school, till then I could find kulfi vendors in some area where they used to sell kulfi from their big clay handi (an Indian cooking pot) filled with ice and kulfi moulds , which used to be covered with a red cheese cloth and when they used to get an order they scooped out a Kulfi mould from that handi, got the Kulfi out of that mould with the help of a small knife, sliced it in some portions and put them all on a shal pata(a small plate made of dried leaf) before giving that to a customer. Now a days, this scenario is very very rare....It has started fading with the growing popularity of Ice-cream in India.

how to make Mango Frozen Yogurt


how to make Mango Frozen Yogurt

In ice-creams, Indian people are not very experimental. They are happy with Vanilla, Chocolate,  Strawberry and two-in-one flavors. In such a situation when we were really happy with Cornetto, feast and different flavored pop-sickles from Max, Mama mia came with roaring publicity and introduced Italian Gelato to the hungry souls of Kolkata. After some time, they introduced Fro-Yo in their menu. I don't know if it is still continued or not, because I never my self had their fro-yo. The first time I had my Frozen yogurt was from Dubai Airport...and it was so good, that I felt really sorry for myself for depriving my taste buds from such a delis. If you really want a smooth home made frozen yogurt, you have to make it professionally. I searched a bit and found out that adding Italian meringue to the yogurt makes this really smooth and ice-cream like. But for a quick frozen yogurt, I always substitute that for condensed milk and churn them in the ice-cream machine. Without ice-cream machine its a little bit work, but the work is definitely worth it!!

how to make Mango Frozen Yogurt

Its the season of mangoes and strawberries....so I am starting my frozen yogurt session with Mango Frozen yogurt. The freshness of a home made dessert is so appetizing and delicious..that I doubt you will ever turn toward the store bought frozen yogurts again!!!

how to make Mango Frozen Yogurt

Mango Frozen Yogurt
makes 15-20 scoops

how to make Mango Frozen Yogurt
Ingredients:

  • 2 mangoes
  • 2 cups of greek yogurt / 3 cups of ordinary yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • sugar - as per taste
  • Rose syrup - to garnish
  • some fresh chopped mango pieces - to garnish
Method:
  • One of the important obstacle of making frozen yogurt is its whey. They tend to pose a threat to a creamy frozen yogurt by turning into ice crystals. So get rid of as much as whey as possible. I do that by hanging the curd for 2 consecutive days. I know this is kind of a long process but the wait does worth it. So take a moderately long cheese cloth and put your ordinary or greek yogurt in it. Make a knot and hang in a long jar. I keep that in the fridge so that the yogurt does not turn bad.
  • After 2 days, you will see plenty of whey collected in the bottom of the jar. Throw them away and put the hung curd in a big bowl.
  • Peel the mangoes and chop up the flesh. Then grind them in a blender without any water and make a smooth pulp.
  • Take the big bowl of the yogurt and add in the mango pulp and sweetened condensed milk. Blend well with a hand blender, so that no lumps remain and you get a mixture of smooth consistency. Taste and if required add sugar accordingly.
  • Now churn them in your ice-cream machine as per the user's manual. 
  • If you don't have an ice-cream machine, then freeze the mixture in the freezer for about 3-4 hours. When it is lightly set, put the entire mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. Do this process for 2/3 times, and finally you will get a mixture which will be equivalent to soft serve ice-cream.
  • Now put a plastic wrap on it to prevent any ice-crystal formation and freeze overnight. 
  • When you want to serve, take it out of the freezer and serve with rose syrup and some freshly chopped mango pieces.
  • If the frozen yogurt is too hard, let it stay like that for 5-7 minutes, until it softens up a bit. Then scoop and serve chilled.

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