Saffron frozen yoghurt (Scandinavian Christmas special)
A tasty and relatively lean frozen treat, flavoured with saffron - not only the world's most expensive spice but also one of the most highly cherished ones when it comes to Swedish Christmas cuisine.
  • 500 ml (good 2 cups) yoghurt
  • 200 ml (almost 0.9 cup) cream
  • 50 ml (about ⅕ cup) sugar
  • 50 ml (aobut ⅕ cup) inverted sugar (like agave nectar, corn syrup or their likes)
  • 0.5 gram genuine saffron powder
  • About 100 ml (about 0.4 cup) dried raisins
  • (optional) about 3 tablespoons of any Christmas-like alcohol you consider go well with raisins (Swedish glögg, rhum, brandy ...)
  1. Soak the raisins in the alcohol (if not using alcohol, soak them in your favourite Xmas-time soft drink, like Swedish julmust, Cola or similar; remember to add a tablespoon of inverted sugar to make up for the lack of alcohol, though) for a couple of hours or so.
  2. Mix all the other ingredients well, then churn the result in your ice cream machine.
  3. When the churning of frozen yoghurt is almost done, add the soaked raisins OR add them as toppings on the final frozen yoghurt.
  4. Store in freezer-safe container, covered with plastic film and lid.
  5. Enjoy the frozen yoghurt relatively soon after churning.