Elderflower and Yoghurt Ice Cream

I like making ice cream. I don’t do it that often but when I do I try to make something a bit special. My grandparents bought me my ice cream maker for my graduation present a few years ago; it’s one of those where the bowl inside the machine is frozen before use and I love it. Having the elderflower syrup hanging around means every time I walk past the bottle I think of another way to use or cook with it. I’ve always wanted to make yoghurt ice cream (richer than frozen yoghurt) and here was an opportunity to do so.
elderflower yoghurt ice cream

To make around 600ml finished ice cream you will need:

300ml plain yoghurt
300ml whipping cream
elderflower yoghurt ice cream

Whisk together the yoghurt, cream and around a tablespoon of elderflower syrup in a bowl. Give it a taste to see if it needs more syrup; it depends how strong your syrup is and how you like it. Chill the mixture in the fridge for around 30 minutes.

elderflower yoghurt ice cream

If you have an ice cream maker put the mixture into your machine and churn until it’s all frozen then put into a container and into the freezer until you’re ready to eat.
If you don’t have an ice cream maker put the mixture into a container in the freezer and leave until almost solid. Remove, blitz in a food processor then put back into the container and back into the freezer until you’re ready to eat.

elderflower yoghurt ice cream

I’ll be honest and say that the finished ice cream is not quite what I envisaged. I think it was a bit too frozen and was therefore somewhat unscoopable but I think taste is more important than looks. I reckon the billowy come shard-like texture is intriguing; that’s what I’m going with anyway. I thought the slightly tangy yoghurt was well mellowed by the cream and the distinct floral elderflower married it all together nicely. A bowl full of this, a few strawberries on the side and the sun shining; what more could you ask for?


  1. says

    Nice and simple yogurt ice cream with elderflower…I can only imagine how nice this must taste.
    Have a great weekend Caroline 😀

  2. says

    Ah, its frustrating to see such an inviting ice-cream yet as said before, the flowers are no where to be seen near my place. This is so creative and what an inviting ice-cream.

  3. says

    ice cream looks sooo good and you have chosen an amaaaing flavour combo! Ive always been intimidated of making ice cream…help me conquer my fear!

  4. says

    i wouldn’t know elderflower from a hole in the ground, but i love frozen treats! very interesting results, and a nice way to utilize your ice cream maker. 🙂

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