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. This fresh fruit frozen yogurt recipe was always a big hit with my older daughter and I loved it because it was both super easy to make and it tasted so good!
Easy Frozen Yogurt Recipe
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. (Related, my daughter on a sugar crash is a royal mess of tears and frustration, so I try to avoid it at all costs!) And it’s a nice snack for a pregnant mama because it’s filling and provides much needed nutrients.
Fresh Fruit Frozen Yogurt
You can do this with any type of frozen berries, mango, 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.
How to Make Instant Frozen Yogurt
This method for making frozen yogurt is so easy. You blend thick Greek yogurt with frozen fruit in a 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.
How to Make Frozen Yogurt
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!
- 1 cup frozen berries (raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries)
- 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
Try frozen mango, pineapple, or banana instead of berries.