Friday, March 26, 2010

Dessert idea - Finkberry

I had a craving the other evening for Pinkberry, but of course we don't have a Pinkberry in Rochester. So Aaron got a tub of vanilla frozen yogurt and some fruit. After running the frozen yogurt through our soft serve mixer, it was so close to Pinkberry I called it Finkberry (faux Pinkberry)

We were getting together with Tina, Shruti and Vishal for dinner and we were supposed to bring dessert so I decided to make a complete Finkberry experience. I created a selection of berries, fruit and one of the most fun toppings at the real Pinkberry... Captain Crunch.

Smooshing the frozen yogurt through the soft serve mixer is key to recreating the Pinkberry effect.

Everyone agreed that Finkberry is as close as you can get to Pinkberry.


  1. This reminds me of a little Rochester that I forgot about - Perry's ice cream! Yum! This looks like a fun dessert, never heard of that crazy ice cream device before!

  2. Curiosity question.... how does the device work? Would putting the ice cream in an immersion blender or mixer do the same thing? I have a tiny kitchen and long for lots of gadgets but just don't have the space.

  3. Carrie - Oh I didn't even realize Perry's ice cream was a Rochester thing!

    Liz - you shovel scoops of hard ice cream into the top and when you crank the handle it comes out like soft serve. Really makes a difference! I'm not sure if an immersion blender or mixer would do the same - try an experiment! Let me know how it does.

  4. haagen dasz and trader joe's are both selling frozen yogurt without the vanilla- tart, like Pinkberry. Try it!

  5. I was just going to say with A said--the Trader Joe's tart frozen yogurt is really good!

    For a topping, I suggest chopped up mochi, which in my mind is the best Pinkberry topping.

  6. I saw this recipe awhile ago on another blog for Faux Pinkberry. I haven't tried it, but it looks good!