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Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with Brandied Cherries and Dark Chocolate


Vanilla frozen yogurt is elevated beyond the ordinary with a topping of cherries soaked in Armagnac (a smooth, full-flavored brandy from southern France) and chocolate shavings.

  • Servings: 6
  • Yield:


Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2008


  • 20 ounces frozen sweet cherries, partially thawed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Armagnac or other high-quality brandy
  • Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
  • Dark or semisweet chocolate shavings, for garnish


  1. Bring cherries, lemon juice, sugar, and salt to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in Armagnac. Return to heat, and simmer 1 minute more. Let cool completely.

  2. Scoop frozen yogurt into bowls, and spoon cherries and sauce over the top. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

Cook's Notes

Cherries can be refrigerated in sauce in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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