Raspberry Campari Frozen Yogurt

Campari and orange zest emphasize raspberry's subtleties for a sweet-tart frozen yogurt with a slight bitter finish. [Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

Raspberries aren't just sweet. They're tart, a little citrusy, and the seeds have a bitter bite—all nuances that get lost when you add them to dairy. But bittersweet Campari and aromatic orange zest bring all the raspberry's core raspberry-ness right to the front of this frozen yogurt, which is tangy and fruity on first bite with a little nip of bitterness as it melts on your tongue.

Why this recipe works:

  • Full-fat yogurt brings a balance of acidity, creaminess, and fruity flavor to the dessert.
  • Orange zest and Campari bring back raspberry's citrusy, bitter flavors that are lost when the fruit is combined with dairy.
  • The alcohol in the Campari makes this frozen yogurt especially soft and scoopable.
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Raspberry Campari Frozen Yogurt

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 quart
Active time:30 minutes
Total time:30 minutes plus 4 to 6 hours chilling
Special equipment:ice cream maker, blender

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces (about 2 1/2 cups) raspberries
  • 2 cups full-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Campari
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest from 1 orange
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice from 1 lemon, to taste
  • Kosher salt

Procedures

  1. 1

    Combine raspberries, yogurt, sugar, and Campari in a blender and purée on high speed until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a mixing bowl, pressing on the purée with a ladle to strain out the seeds. Stir in orange zest. Add lemon juice and salt in 1/4 teaspoon increments until flavor tastes balanced between sweet and tart. Chill in an ice bath or refrigerate until yogurt registers at least 40°F on an instant-read thermometer.

  2. 2

    Churn yogurt in ice cream machine according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer ice cream to airtight container and chill in freezer for at least 4 to 5 hours before serving.

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