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Cinnamon, walnut, and Greek yogurt ice cream

Summer is the time for light frozen yogurts and granitas. I tend to stay away from the thickness of the cream and favor frozen desserts that are light and cooling. This recipe is no exception.

This frozen yogurt is lightly scented with cinnamon, loaded with walnuts and tart from the Greek yogurt. The flavors come together beautifully, light and refreshing. I would stay away from using yogurt instead of Greek yogurt, the regular yogurt will make the ice cream watery that will crystalize into crystals instead of a smooth dish. This recipe is super simple and can be frozen in the freezer if you do not have an ice cream machine.

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1 cup cream

1/2 cup light brown sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon powder

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 cups Greek yogurt

1 1/2 cups walnut bits

Heat the cream on a low flame and add the sugar and cinnamon. Stir till the sugar melts and the cream is warm. Also break up the lumps of cinnamon if any. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to get rid of any lumps and allow to cool completely.

Mix in the Greek yogurt and the vanilla essence. Taste for spice, the cinnamon should be pronounced but gentle, and the sugar sweet but not overbearing.

Churn on the frozen yogurt or ice cream setting in your machine or freeze in the freezer.

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