Mango Honey Frozen Yogurt with Brown Butter Almond Brittle

By • May 6, 2012 • 16 Comments



Author Notes: With summer around the corner, my thoughts turn to frozen desserts. I really like the combination of mango, honey and almond, and thought the tartness of frozen yogurt would nicely offset the sweetness of the almond brittle. I like the brittle mixed into the yogurt; you can crush it on top if you prefer.drbabs

Food52 Review: I realized too late that it required the use of an Ice cream make for the freezing, and since I did not have one, I resorted to freezing it Granita style and then scraping it up. The mixture was still soft and creamy enough that my husband mistook it for ice cream! Panfusine

Makes about 1.5 quart

For the Yogurt

  • 2 cups full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/4 cup pureed mango (from the ripest, sweetest mangoes you can find)
  • 1/2 cup honey (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (Use vanilla if you don't have almond.)
  • 1 pinch kosher salt (I use Diamond Crystal)
  • 2 tablespoons of vodka (You’ll add this to the yogurt just before you process it to prevent it from hardening too much in the freezer)
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the vodka. Cover and place in the coldest part of your refrigerator while you make the almond brittle (or for about 2 hours if you've already made the brittle).

For the Brittle

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 2 cups slivered almonds
  • More salt for finishing
  1. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment and set it on a cooling rack. Heat the butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally, till it browns and smells nutty. Set aside.
  2. Place the sugar in a large, heavy saucepan over medium high heat and stir with a wooden spoon until sugar begins to melt. Continue to stir until the sugar is completely melted and turns a warm caramel color. Stir in the almonds, kosher salt, and melted butter. Reduce heat and continue stirring until butter and caramel are completely incorporated and thoroughly blended.
  3. Turn the mixture out onto your prepared cookie sheet, and spread it to a thin layer. Sprinkle the top with salt. (I used grey sea salt for this.) Allow it to cool completely, about an hour. When the candy begins to harden, slide the parchment and candy off the cookie sheet and onto the cooling rack to help it cool more quickly.
  4. To Make the Yogurt
  5. Add 2 tablespoons of vodka to the yogurt mixture and process in your ice cream maker. When it’s the consistency of soft-serve, taste it and add more honey if you feel it needs to be sweeter.
  6. Break up about 1/3 of the brittle into small (less than one inch) pieces. You should have about a cup of brittle pieces. Pour these into the ice cream maker near the end of the process, and let them blend into the yogurt.
  7. Serve with more brittle. It’s almost summer! Enjoy! (Leftover brittle makes a great snack!)
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about 1 year ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I'd love to make this one - I'll have to use pine nuts for the brittle, but it should still be fabulous!

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over 2 years ago Panfusine

That brown butter almond brittle is pure crack in terms of its deliciously addictive properties, Make sure you double the amount prescribed, It simply disappears before the yogurt gets done freezing!

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over 2 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

So happy you liked it, Panfusine!

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over 2 years ago wssmom

The brown butter brittle sounds amazing (and I love the vodka haha)

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over 2 years ago calendargirl

Yum, this means we can have our fro-yo at home. Love the hit of almond extract in the yogurt.

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over 2 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks, calendargirl! I agree--I love almond extract.

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over 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Mmmmmmmm. Nice one DrB!

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over 2 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Why thank you, fiveandspice!

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over 2 years ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

sounds yummy!

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over 2 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks!

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over 2 years ago Bevi

Love the vodka tip! This sounds awesome!

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over 2 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks!

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over 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

YUM DrB! I also appreciate the vodka tip - smart lady! This sounds fantastic - next up on the frozen treat list

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over 2 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks, Ab! Credit David Leibovitz for this tip!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I would mix the brittle in also, sounds incredibly delicious. Really like the vodka tip, I never thought of that. I hate when ice cream becomes so hard you can't scoop.

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over 2 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Me too on both counts.