Lavender Lemon Curd Frozen Yogurt

This lavender lemon cured frozen yogurt takes just a few ingredients to make and is perfect for summer. Plus you can make the curd right in the Vitamix!

Lavender Lemon Curd Frozen Yogurt by Nutmeg Nanny

Frozen Treat Week by Nutmeg Nanny

We are onto day two of Frozen Treat Week and I’m super excited for today’s recipe!

Here is the thing. I think I may have stumbled onto something that could be dangerous. This frozen yogurt was so easy to make and it’s the perfect blank canvas for just about any flavor. You could do sweet summer raspberries (yes), chewy chocolate chip cook dough chunks (double yes) or even espresso with crunchy espresso beans (triple yes).

But, for this batch I did something even more amazing – homemade lavender lemon curd.

Lavender Lemon Curd Frozen Yogurt by Nutmeg Nanny

In order to make this frozen yogurt you must first strain your yogurt to remove the extra water. This is a simple process but does take some planning on your part. You have to let it drain for at least 24 hours so keep that in mind.

If you have never strained yogurt before don’t worry, it’s super simple.  Add some cheesecloth to a strainer, pour in the yogurt, cover the top with overhanging cheesecloth and let it drain. The only thing you need to do is drain the water every few hours and then sit back and wait.

Lavender Lemon Curd Frozen Yogurt by Nutmeg Nanny

I made my lemon curd using my Vitamix and it couldn’t be easier. In just a little over 5 minutes I had sweet luscious lemon curd all to myself. I may or may not have eating a few warm spoonfuls before I let it cool. The addition of dried lavender just sends it over the edge.

I’m such a sucker for lemon curd.

Lavender Lemon Curd Frozen Yogurt by Nutmeg Nanny

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Lavender Lemon Curd Frozen Yogurt

This lavender lemon cured frozen yogurt takes just a few ingredients to make and is perfect for summer. Plus you can make the curd right in the Vitamix!

Ingredients:

For lemon curd:
5 large eggs
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1-1/2 cups sugar
Small pinch of kosher salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 tablespoon food grade dried lavender

For strained yogurt:
Cheese cloth
36 ounce container whole fat plain yogurt

For frozen yogurt:
Strained yogurt
1-1/2 cup lavender lemon curd

Lemon curd recipe slightly adapted from Vitamix

Directions:

For lemon curd:
Add everything except butter and lavender to your vitamix blender.

Start off on speed level 1 and slowly go up to 10. Blend for 5 minutes on 10, lower to 3 and add in butter. Blend for 30 seconds.

Pour out into storage bowl and stir in lavender. Cover and let cool in the refrigerator. This can be done up to three days before.

*Vitamix and other high powered blenders (Blendtec) get hot enough to cook the eggs in the lemon curd. If you do not own a high powered blender please use a stove top recipe. This one is delicious.

For strained yogurt:
Double layer a strainer with cheesecloth.

Add in yogurt and place the strainer in a rimmed dish (I used a 9x9 square dish) and place in the refrigerator. Fold the cheesecloth over the top of the yogurt so it does not dry out.

Let your yogurt strain for at least 24 hours. Make sure to dump the water that drains out of the yogurt a couple times.

Your yogurt is ready when it's thick.

For frozen yogurt:

In a bowl of an electric mixer add strained yogurt. Beat on medium-high speed for 2 minutes. Add in lavender lemon curd and beat for 30 seconds.

Add to your desired covered freezer storage container. Freeze until solid, about 4 hours to overnight. Let the frozen yogurt sit out for 20 minutes to soften before trying to scoop.

Top frozen yogurt with some leftover lavender lemon curd if desired.

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31 Responses to “Lavender Lemon Curd Frozen Yogurt”

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 24, 2013 at 7:25 am

    This looks so unique and fabulously delicious!!

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    Joanne — July 24, 2013 at 7:26 am

    You know, I’ve never made frozen yogurt before but now you’ve really got me tempted! I love the fresh flavors of lemon and lavender in here! A little bit off the beaten path and totally decadent.

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    Audra | The Baker Chick — July 24, 2013 at 7:34 am

    I had no idea making fro yo could be so easy! I love this method and the quick blender Lemon Curd! Now I just need to get a Vitamix… :)

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    Samantha — July 24, 2013 at 8:59 am

    This is probably the best flavor combo on EARTH. I can also eat lemon curd by itself…Probably all of it in one sitting…

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    Erica — July 24, 2013 at 9:46 am

    mmmmmm I love love love lemony desserts. This sounds just amazing

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    Faith (An Edible Mosaic) — July 24, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I love the flavor combos in this frozen yogurt! It’s gorgeous and completely elegant too.

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — July 24, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I absolutely love this flavor combination! You have me so excited to try my hand at making fro yo!

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    Christine (Cook the Story) — July 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    What a truly beautiful flavor combination. I love the idea of making such a pretty frozen yogurt.

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    Tracey — July 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I made a lemon curd ice cream forever ago that is still one of my faves to this day! I had never even thought of doing frozen yogurt, this is such a fun idea!!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — July 24, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I can’t tell you how much I love these two flavors together. I made a lemon lavender pound cake a while back and since then I can’t imagine lavender without lemon. I love this!

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    Calees — July 24, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Just to make sure, to make this frozen yogurt, do you need any special ice maker parts or can you use just a regular hand mixer in a cold metal bowl? I know I have just about everything I would need to make this except I don’t have an ice cream maker.

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    Tiffany — July 25, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Amazing! does it get any better? Great pictures, it captures the yumminess (not sure that’s a word, but going with it).

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    katie — July 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    omg.. this is pretty darn amazing! I’ve yet to make my own frozen yogurt… taking notes now… strain 24 hours! yikes! But I’m sure it tastes amazing!

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — July 26, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Such a refreshing flavor!

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    carol roberts — July 26, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    id make cherry with coconut flakes in it i love it

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    Diane (createdbydiane) — July 28, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Lavender is my newest….most….favoritest thing! Not sure favoritest is a word, but….I never thought I’d like lavender as much as I do. I made frozen yogurt with it too….I CAN NOT wait to try this recipe. I just love lemon curd, yummy!!! This looks so wonderful!! Great photos too :)

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    grace — July 28, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    this is a beautiful batch of yogurt, brandy! i don’t like lemon or lavender by themselves, but together, they just sing!

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    Reeni — July 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Lavender lemon curd sounds positively dreamy! Turning it into ice cream is genius!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — August 6, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. Just e-mailed you my info for the King Arthur prize.

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    Delores Lewis — August 15, 2013 at 9:52 am

    That lemon curd frozen yogurt looks delicious! Too bad this give-away is already over. I enjoy using my Kitchenaid appliances especially my blender which broke recently, unfortunately.

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    Charlotte — October 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Going to give this a try tomorrow as I need to use up my home made lemon curd!

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