It’s been over 100 degrees the past week or so in Austin. Before that, I don’t think there has been a day since we’ve been here that it’s been under 98 degrees. Frozen treats to the rescue! Here’s my first favorite (in a string of many, I am sure): So Easy Strawberry Sorbet.
What you need:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 pints strawberries
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 – 3 tbsp vanilla extract
1. Bring sugar + water to boil over high heat, stirring constantly. When it starts boiling, turn to low, and let cook 5 minutes (stirring occasionally). Remove from heat, cover for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, wash strawberries, dry, then cut into quarters. Put in blender (or food processor) & process with 1/4 cup of sugar/water mix. Process until you can hardly see the seeds anymore.3. Mix everything else together in a container that can be frozen.4. Let that mixture freeze overnight. In the morning, I let the sorbet sit out for about 5 – 10 minutes, then used a spoon to mash it and mix it up. Return to freezer. Eat after a couple hours!
(I suggest letting it sit out for a few minutes to soften up just a touch before eating. This recipe should make around 6 – 8 servings.)
This one goes delicious with Banana Soft Serve that my friend Lilly turned me onto from choosingraw.com. Bananas + strawberries!?! How could it get any better?
This weekend, I finally got to give YogoKiss a test run thanks to Indy Vegans FroSoy Meetup. While IndyVegans only had about 6 people show up, the Indianapolis Veggie Meetup group had a nice turn out; so the event wasn’t a total fail due to low attendance. I’d have to say there was at least 20 people that showed up, and that’s the number we originally gave them. Unfortunately, our two groups didn’t converse much – since we’re a pretty new group, I think we need to learn how to socialize.
Anyways, on to the frozen soy yogurt. YUM! I don’t know if the yogurt alone would have been mind-blowing, but their array of toppings were. The fruit was prominently displayed on the counter and shone like fruit never has before; pineapple, mango, banana, strawberries, raspberries, the list goes on. The candy toppings were displayed in jars above the fruit, almost like an afterthought. To be honest, I totally loved that. Fruit at kid eye-level, candy at chest-level. I like to think they’re encouraging people to choose healthy toppings. And at $3.50 for a small yogurt with up to three toppings, you could even mix fruit & candy!
It’s quite unfortunate that YogoKiss is so far away on the opposite side of town, but luckily, it’s neighboring Jasmine Thai which is amazing as well! It’s a perfect strip-mall date! Go, now.
4825 E 96th St #300
Indianapolis, IN 46240