Maple frozen yogurt

13 Mar


Maple frozen yogurt

Ellie Markovich, multi-media storyteller and Brazilian chef, carries a camera and recipes with her at all times, producing inspiring recipes for her website Story Cooking, and profiles of local food and cooks in collaboration with the Sanctuary for Independent Media. She is actively involved in the Capital Region community, conducting healthy-cooking, participative workshops with organizations like the Honest Weight Food Co-op, Denison Farm, and Capital District Community Gardens.

Recently Ellie’s husband has taken on the duty of ice cream making for their family.  For maple frozen yogurt, Ellie first makes Greek yogurt, then her husband sweetens it with maple syrup and runs it through an ice cream maker.  Here is the recipe:

Maple Frozen Yogurt

Mix 4 cups of Greek yogurt with 3/4 cup of maple syrup. Mix well.
Chill the yogurt mixture and freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Ellie’s Homemade Greek Yogurt Using a cooler box

  • 1 gallon of milk (unhomogenized milk if available, we use Battenkill Creamery)
  • 8 oz of plain Greek yogurt with live cultures (to use as your starter the first time) at room temperature
  •  Sterilized cooking utensils and containers (boiled in water for five minutes)
  1. Take a large stainless steel pot, add milk and bring to a temperature of 185F (when little boiling bubbles are about to start) then turn it off
  2. Let the milk cool to 105F
  3. Add 8 oz of plain Greek yogurt, to the milk mixing with a clean metal whisk, mixing well.
  4. Cover with a tight lid.
  5. Wrap your pot with a warm blanket and place in a cooler box for 12 hours.
  6. Strain out whey with a cheese cloth to desired consistency. Transfer to clean jars and refrigerate (makes 8 cups).

-Save 1 cup as a starter for the next batch
-The whey is excellent liquid to make bread

Sights and sounds of the Cannon Cattle Ranch Maple and Milk Tour

As part of her job with the Agricultural Stewardship Association, Ellie Markovitch produced a slide show to capture the sights and sounds of the maple and milk tour at Cannon Cattle Ranch on March 10, 2013.

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