This Strawberry Frozen Yogurt is super easy to make, filled with nutritious ingredients, and is so darn creamy. Bonus: You don’t even need an ice cream maker to make it!

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It’s really amazing how good homemade frozen yogurt can be—and all you have to do is dice up some berries and stir them together with a few other ingredients you might already have on hand! It’s creamy, flavorful, and fresh.

This Strawberry Frozen Yogurt is one of those kid-friendly recipes that I’ve been making for years, both for myself, and for my kids. I couldn’t get enough when I was needing refreshing and healthy pregnancy snacks in the summer, and we often share it with friends during backyard dinners in the warmer months.

I love making this dessert for kids when I have strawberries with really great flavor since that ensures the final result will be most delicious. Though it’s possible to adjust the flavor and sweetness with the rest of the ingredients if your strawberries aren’t bursting with flavor, so no worries!

(You may also like Healthy Strawberry MuffinsStrawberry YogurtFresh Strawberry Sheet Cake, and Strawberry Frozen Yogurt.)

Ingredients You Need

To make this easy frozen yogurt recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

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  • Whole-milk plain Greek yogurt: This style of yogurt helps the final result be very creamy. If you only have regular yogurt, see the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for details on how to make it work!
  • Fresh strawberries: You can also use frozen strawberries if needed, though thaw them first if you do.
  • Lemon: This helps brighten the flavor, so I prefer to use fresh lemon juice here.
  • Honey or maple syrup: You can add this to taste after you blend the mixture since the sweetness in the berries varies.
  • Vanilla extract: A little vanilla helps round out the flavor of the strawberry frozen yogurt nicely.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at the basic process for making Strawberry Frozen Yogurt so you know what to expect. Scroll down to the bottom of the recipe for the full info, including the amounts and the timing.

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Step 1. Add the ingredients to a freezer-safe container that has a lid. Stir together well to make a uniform mixture. The berries may burst a little, making the mixture a little pink.

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Step 2. Seal the lid and freeze. Let soften a bit at room temperature before serving and stir well.

TIP: This freezes hard, so you need to let it sit out a bit before you’ll be able to serve it. Mash it up a bit to break up any ice crystals—it should quickly become super creamy once you do that.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is strawberry frozen yogurt made of?

This easy strawberry frozen yogurt is made with yogurt, strawberries, a little lemon juice, and honey or maple syrup.

How do you make frozen yogurt with fresh strawberries?

You can simply dice them up and stir them into the mixture. You can blend the mixture together if you prefer the strawberries to be more thoroughly mixed in.

How do you make Frozen Strawberry Greek yogurt?

Simply stir the ingredients together, using Greek yogurt, strawberries, lemon juice, and honey or maple syrup, then freeze until firm.

How do you make strawberry frozen yogurt without an ice cream maker?

You can simply stir together Greek yogurt with fruit, lemon, and sweetener and freeze in the freezer. Stir before serving for the creamiest texture.

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How to Store

Store Strawberry Frozen Yogurt in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 weeks in the freezer. Let sit at room temperature for a bit to soften before serving.

You can also store in smaller individual serving-size containers and you can freeze the mixture into popsicle molds to make Strawberry Popsicles, too.

Best Tips for Success

  • Freeze in individual portions if desired. They will soften faster at room temperature.
  • Try with other fresh berries like raspberries.
  • Freeze the mixture into popsicle molds if desired.
  • You could churn this in an ice cream maker and serve immediately for a soft frozen texture.
  • To make this with regular-style yogurt for babies, simply place a little more than the recipe calls for into a paper towel-lined fine-mesh sieve placed over a bowl. Let it drain for at least an hour to let out some of the liquid and thicken the yogurt. You can also do this with Greek yogurt for an extra creamy texture.
  • It’s possible that this will work just as well with Greek style nondairy yogurt. Please comment below if you try that out!

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Favorite Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

This Strawberry Frozen Yogurt is so fresh and so creamy. It does freeze firm, so plan to let it sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before serving.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 139kcal
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberries (stems removed and finely diced)
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Instructions

  • Optional for extra creaminess: Place a mesh colander lined with a paper towel over a bowl. Add yogurt and let strain for 1-2 hours. Discard liquid and proceed with the recipe.
  • Stir together all ingredients until well-combined. Taste it to adjust the sweetness as you like. (You may need a little more honey or maple syrup if your strawberries aren't super flavorful.)
  • Add to a freezer-safe container, seal the lid, and freeze for 4-6 hours or until just firm, or overnight.
  • Let sit for 20-30 minutes before serving to soften. Stir and mash it up before serving for the creamiest consistency. (Doing that will break up any ice crystals that form.)

Notes

  • Freeze in individual portions if desired for up to 3 months. Smaller portions will soften faster at room temperature.
  • Let this sit at room temperature for a bit before serving so it’s very creamy (and not frozen solid).
  • Try with other fresh berries like raspberries.
  • Freeze the mixture into popsicle molds if desired.
  • You could churn this in an ice cream maker and serve immediately for a soft frozen texture.
  • To make this with regular yogurt, simply place a little more than the recipe calls for into a paper towel-lined fine-mesh sieve placed over a bowl. Let it drain for at least an hour (or longer) to let out some of the liquid and thicken the yogurt.
  • Dairy-free: Try coconut cream (from a can) or nondairy Greek style yogurt like the kind from Siggis.

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 37mg, Potassium: 212mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 9IU, Vitamin C: 23mg, Calcium: 117mg, Iron: 1mg
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This post was first published June 2020.

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is fantastic!! My little dude was “having a day” and what a great idea to make frozen yogurt as a special treat. We used our ice cream maker since that is fun to watch turning and it was such a great texture that he scarfed it up.

  2. If making this into an ice cream cake, do you recommend following this recipe and taking it out of the freezer, churning it up a bit to make it creamy and then repacking it in the cake round and refreezing? Or mixing this up and just freezing it straight into the cake round with plastic? TY!

    1. I would mix it and put it right into a cake pan lined with plastic. no need to freeze or churn it first!

    1. Yes, just let them thaw a little first so it’s easy to stir and consider cutting them up with kitchen scissors.

  3. Hello, my toddler is dairy free and Greek style yogurts for her are hard to come by. You think I can use coconut cream? I’ll try with Oatly yogurt first to see how it goes.

    1. 5 stars
      I think coconut cream would work well. Siggi’s makes a plant based one that’s pretty widely available (it’s in my small town grocery store, which doesn’t often have any specialty ingredients). Let me know how it goes!

  4. 5 stars
    My toddler (and I) loved this. I had to stop myself from just eating the yogurt mixture before it went into the freezer!