How to Make Frozen Yogurt

Four Methods:Low Fat Vanilla Frozen YogurtBlueberry Frozen YogurtStrawberry Peach Frozen YogurtMint Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt is a tasty treat that has a rich and creamy taste like ice cream, but not nearly as much sugar or as many calories. To make your own frozen yogurt, all you need is some yogurt, a few other ingredients such as fruits, sugar, or chocolate chips, and an ice cream maker. If you want to know how to make your own frozen yogurt in no time at all, just follow these steps.

Ingredients

Low Fat Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

  • 1 1/2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 2 1/2 cups plain fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 1 diced kiwi
  • 1/2 cup raspberries

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups full fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

Strawberry Peach Frozen Yogurt

  • 1 container (2 cups) Greek yogurt
  • 1⅓ cup (combined) puréed strawberries and puréed peaches
  • ¾ cup (combined) diced strawberries and diced peaches
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

Mint Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

  • 4 tbsp. powdered gelatin
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 18 oz. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • neon green food coloring
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Method 1
Low Fat Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

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    Combine the seeds from the vanilla bean with the sugar. Slice the vanilla bean lengthwise with a thin knife, and take out the seeds. Then, combine them with 1/2 cup of sugar.[1]
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    Whisk the yogurts, sugar, and honey in a bowl. Whisk together 1 1/2 cups of plain whole-milk yogurt, 2 1/2 cups of plain fat free Greek yogurt, and 3 tbsp. of honey together in a bowl until you've thoroughly combined the ingredients.
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    Pour all of the ingredients in an ice cream maker. Follow the instructions of the maker to do exactly what is needed to turn the frozen yogurt into ice cream.
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    Freeze. Place the ice cream in the freezer until it's frozen solid.
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    Serve. Remove the ice cream from the freezer and top it with 1 diced kiwi and 1/2 cup of raspberries.

Method 2
Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

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    Place the blueberries, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Place 3 cups of blueberries, 3 tbsp. of lemon juice, 3/4 cups of sugar, 1/4 tsp. of salt, and 1/8 tsp. of cinnamon in a medium saucepan.[2]
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    Heat the ingredients over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Continue to stir the ingredients to incorporate them.
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    Mash up the blueberries with a potato masher. Do this while the mixture is heating. When you're done, let the ingredients cool for 10 minutes.
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    Stir the yogurt and milk into the mixture. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of full fat plain yogurt and 1/2 cup of whole milk into the ingredients until they're completely incorporated.
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    Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until it's completely cold.
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    Process the blueberry yogurt mixture in your ice cream maker for 25 minutes. Check the instructions on the ice cream maker, as this time may vary.
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    Serve. You can enjoy this frozen yogurt right away or freeze it for a few hours first.

Method 3
Strawberry Peach Frozen Yogurt

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    Combine the pureed fruit, the sugar, and the lemon juice in a large bowl. Place 1⅓ cup of puréed strawberries and puréed peaches (combined), ¼ cup of sugar, and 1 tbsp. of lemon juice together in a large bowl.[3]
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    Add the yogurt to the mixture. Add 1 container (about 2 cups) of Greek yogurt to the mixture and whisk the ingredients together.
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    Chill the ingredients for 3-4 hours. Place the ingredients in the fridge until they cool down.
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    Stir together the diced fruit and remaining sugar. Stir together ¾ cup of diced strawberries and diced peaches (combined) and 1 tsp. of sugar and chill the result until you're ready to use it. You can do this while the other ingredients are being chilled.
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    Place the yogurt mixture into your ice cream maker. Process it according to the maker's directions. It should take about 30 minutes.
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    Add the diced fruit halfway through the process. This should be about 15 minutes into the process. You can do this while the ice cream maker is still on.
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    Freeze. Freeze the frozen yogurt for another 3-4 hours, or even overnight.
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    Serve. Enjoy this tasty frozen yogurt as a dessert or a morning snack.

Method 4
Mint Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

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    Sprinkle 4 tbsp. of powdered gelatin over 1/2 cup of the whole milk.[4]
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    Bring the other 1/2 cup of whole milk and 1 cup of sugar to boil in a small saucepan. Place these ingredients over high heat and stir them until they're dissolved.
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    Pour the hot mixture over the gelatin mixture. Whisk the ingredients until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
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    Whisk the yogurt into the gelatin mixture. Scoop 18 oz. of plain Greek yogurt into the gelatin mixture and whisk the ingredients together until they're fully incorporated.
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    Whisk 1 tsp. of peppermint extract into the mixture. This will give the ice cream that minty flavor that complements the chocolate.
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    Add a few drops of neon green food coloring to the mixture. Add one drop at a time and whisk the ingredients together until you have the color you want. You can make it paler or more bright, depending on the amount of drops you use.
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    Pour the ingredients into an ice cream maker. Process and freeze the ingredients according to the directions on the machine. It should normally take about 25-30 minutes for the ingredients to reach a solid but creamy texture.
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    Add 1 cup of mini chocolate chips to the mixture about 5 minutes before you stop the machine.
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    Serve. Enjoy this tasty mint chocolate chip ice cream immediately.

Tips

  • Don't use pre-frozen strawberries, they'll be far too hard!
  • There's no limit to what you can put into frozen yogurt - add anything else you want during the bowl-mixing stage. Some things to try out:
    • Chocolate chips
    • Peanut Butter
    • Sliced strawberries
    • Rum
  • Don't eat it too fast or you will get brain freeze.

Things You'll Need

  • Ice cream machine
  • Large bowl
  • Large metal spoon

Article Info

Categories: Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts