Healthy Homemade Frozen Yogurt
This homemade frozen yogurt is SO delicious and made with only FOUR simple ingredients. Plain greek yogurt packs in a ton of protein, while frozen strawberries are a great source of fibre. It’s a super easy, healthy, and refreshing treat!
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!
Is Frozen Yogurt Healthy?
A quick look at the nutrition panel of a popular frozen yogurt chain reveals not the healthiest of ingredients – food colouring, corn syrup, carrageenan, etc. all appear.
While I’m a firm believer that there’s a time and place for ALL foods in our diet, if you want to have a healthier version of froyo then this recipe is for you!
THIS homemade frozen yogurt is made with just 4 simple ingredients:
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!
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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!
Plain Greek Yogurt Nutrition Benefits
Plain greek yogurt is an excellent source of:
- high-quality, complete protein (a 3/4-cup serving has 16 grams)
- micronutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin A, and B12
- gut-friendly probiotic bacteria
Strawberry Nutrition Benefits
Strawberries – both fresh AND frozen – are a great source of:
- vitamin C – 1 cup of strawberries provides 140% of your daily vitamin C needs
- dietary fibre – 1 cup provides 3 grams
- other micronutrients, such as potassium, vitamin B6, folate, phosphorus, and magnesium
More Healthy Dessert Ideas
- Healthy Key Lime Pie Chia Pudding
- Rosemary Apricot Crisp
- Easy Honey Tahini Oatmeal Cookies
- Honey-Roasted Strawberries With Vanilla & Lemon
- Strawberry Orange Frozen Yogurt Bark
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Get the Recipe: Healthy Homemade Frozen Yogurt
- Food processor
- Add the plain greek yogurt, frozen strawberries (or other frozen fruit), maple syrup, and vanilla extract to your food processor.
- Pulse and blend until a thick "froyo" texture is formed. This can take a couple minutes, and you may need to push the mixture down occasionally. Adjust sweetness (maple syrup) to taste.
- Serve and enjoy right away for a more soft-serve like texture. Alternatively, transfer to a loaf pan and pop it in the freezer for about 30 minutes if you want it a little more firm!