Catherine says: "Yoghurt ice cream is incredibly popular in every local gelateria. I really like the blend of tartness from the yoghurt and sweetness from the fruit, and it's pretty healthy too. Try pomegranate in this recipe - it's a great mediterranean flavour that blends well with the natural yoghurt."

  1. Purée all the ingredients together in a food processor or with a hand blender. Place in an ice cream machine and freeze as per the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Alternatively, if you don't have an ice cream machine, place the mixture in a large plastic container in the freezer.
  3. Remove it from the freezer every half hour and give it a thorough mix in a food processor or by hand and refreeze.
  4. Repeat this about four times, or until the ice cream is frozen and smooth.


Keeping it local: Blend sweetened poached peach purée with ardsallagh goats yoghurt to make a lovely, delicious marbled yoghurt ice cream.

Recipe taken from Catherine Fulvio's Eat Like An Italian, published by Gill & Macmillian