When I was pregnant, I craved all things cold. This meant that we ate a lot of yogurt, ice cold citrus, and freezer pops and homemade frozen yogurt. Not surprisingly, my older daughter loved this fresh fruit frozen yogurt as much as I did!
Easy Frozen Yogurt Recipe
All you need for this recipe is frozen fruit and yogurt. That’s it! To me, this is the perfect dessert or afternoon snack because the fruit is balanced with some protein, which means that you won’t need to worry about a sugar crash. But the best part? You can eat it instantly! No waiting for it to set in the freezer required.
Greek Yogurt Ice Cream
You can do this homemade frozen yogurt with any type of frozen berries, mango, banana, or pineapple, depending on what you think you and your family will like. And while I used vanilla yogurt here, you can also opt for plain and sweeten it with a little honey and a touch of vanilla if you prefer. Both are great. It’s really as easy as just two ingredients!
How to Make Healthy Homemade Frozen Yogurt Step-by-Step
This method for making frozen yogurt is so easy. Here’s a look:
- Add frozen fruit and Greek yogurt to the blender. The fruit adds the cold, ice cream-like texture and the yogurt lends the creaminess. I like whole milk frozen yogurt here since it makes for the creamiest end result.
- Blend, starting slowly, and then gradually increasing. I have a Vitamix and use the stick that came with it to help things keep moving since the mixture is thick. If your blender doesn’t have that, stop and move the mixture around or potentially add a tablespoon or two of milk to help things move.
- Keep blending until smooth and uniform in texture.
Can I make this with nondairy yogurt?
Sure! Use any sort of yogurt that you prefer. You don’t have to use thick Greek-style yogurt if that’s too hard to find in a nondairy variety, so try a few out and see what you like best.
What if I don’t have a blender?
If you don’t have a high-powered blender like a Vitamix* or a Blendtec, you might have better success with this in a food processor. (You might also want to let the fruit thaw a bit if that works better for your machine.) Otherwise, let the power of your blender do all of the work and enjoy this frozen treat anytime the urge strikes!
Blend two nutritious ingredients into a thick and creamy treat to share with the kids! Double this to make additional servings.
- 1 cup frozen berries (raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries), mango, pineapple, or banana slices
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- Combine the ingredients in a high powered blender. Blend until very smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed (and using the stick attachment if one came with your blender). Serve immediately.
- To store, place into an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve. Let thaw at room temperature for 10-20 minutes before serving if you freeze the mixture for more than 3-4 hours. (You can also freeze this in freezer pops molds.)
Use plain yogurt and sweeten to taste with honey or maple syrup.