Layered Lemon Basil Blackcurrant Frozen Yogourt

How important are good looks to you? Do your tastebuds respond better when your food looks too good to eat? This has to be the prettiest dessert I’ve ever dreamed up. You can make it taste sweet if sweet is your thing. This version is lemony tart, and the basil garnish along with the basil shavings throughout add a nice summery zing.

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Layered Lemon Basil Blackcurrant Frozen Yogourt Ingredients

  • 1 c 2% plain greek yogourt
  • 1/2 c 2.6% lemon yogourt
  • 3/4 c blackcurrant jam (or your favorite jam)
  • 6 basil leaves, finely minced
  • 16 basil leaves, as garnish, plus extra basil sprigs to decorate your frozen yogourt flower arrangements (optional)
  • 16 wood candy apple sticks

Gently fold the jam into the plain Greek yogourt, reserving about 2 tablespoons of jam for the middle layer. Don’t overmix; you want to still see some white yogourt and some darker jam. Mix in 4 basil leaves.

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In a second bowl, mix the remainder of the basil into the lemon yogourt.

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Layer 1: Spoon the jam-yogourt mixture evenly into the ice cube container.

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 Layer 2:  Spoon a tiny dollop of jam into each cubicle using the reserved 2 tablespoons.

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Layer 3:  Top with a small spoonful of lemon-basil yogourt. Cover with plastic wrap or parchment paper, and put in the freezer for about 2 hours.

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Remove from freezer and insert the sticks on an angle, then return the tray to the freezer.

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Freeze for 6 hours in total before serving. Just before serving, make a small hole in each basil leaf so that you can slide the leaf up under the layered frozen yogourt cube. Serve the frozen yogourt flowers in a glass, stick side down, like a bouquet of flowers. So far I’ve had rave reviews from all my taste testers.

Layered Lemon Basil Blackcurrant Frozen Yogourt Print Ready Recipe

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Comments

  1. says

    Rock on, Erin Simms! I love the first woman to do anything.

    And these are just darling. I am going to have to up my Popsicle game! And I hope we do get a chance to visit sometime. :)

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