Is Frozen Yogurt Healthy?
HEALTHY HOMEMADE FROZEN YOGURT
If you’ve ever wondered if it’s possible to make frozen yogurt at home, I’m here to show you that it 100% is. And no – you don’t need to have an ice cream machine to do this! This recipe is so easy to follow and gets you delicious, refreshing frozen yogurt at home in just minutes. All you need are 4 ingredients, most of which you likely already have on hand.
While this recipe is for a strawberry frozen yogurt, feel free to swap the strawberries with any frozen fruit of your liking. Frozen mangos, blueberries, raspberries… they would all work wonderfully!
Let’s get started!
THIS homemade frozen yogurt is made with just 4 simple ingredients:
plain greek yogurt
Despite being so simple, it totally hits the spot. Plus, plain greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein, while strawberries are a great source of fibre.
How To Make Frozen Yogurt At Home
You do NOT need an ice cream maker to make this – I know most of us don’t have one of these at home!
To start, simply add the frozen strawberries (or other fruit), plain greek yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to your food processor.
Pulse and blend until a thick frozen yogurt texture is formed.
This can take a couple minutes, but you’re essentially done after that!
This homemade frozen yogurt can be enjoyed right away for more of a soft-serve texture.
If you want it more firm, you can transfer the frozen yogurt to a loaf pan and pop it in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
How To Store Homemade Frozen Yogurt
While I personally tend to eat this frozen yogurt straight from the food processor (lol), leftovers can be kept in a freezer-safe, airtight container in the freezer for up to a month.
Once stored in the freezer, this homemade froyo will solidify quite a bit. Be sure to remove it from your freezer AT LEAST 30 minutes before you want to eat it!
Can You Use Fresh Fruit?
You can definitely use fresh fruit for this recipe, BUT you will have to freeze it yourself first!
Remove any stems or peels from your fruit and slice them into smaller pieces.
Lay the pieces out in a single layer on the baking sheet and place into the freezer until the fruits are frozen solid, about 8 hours or overnight.
While I used frozen strawberries for this recipe, feel free to get creative and use ANY frozen fruit (or a mix of them) instead!
I used plain greek yogurt for this recipe, but I would assume it would work with a vegan yogurt as well. Do note that you may have to play around with the ingredients a bit to get the right consistency.
If you want to get real creative – feel free to add toppings as you would at a frozen yogurt shop. Fresh fruit, nuts, granola, mint, etc!