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How To Make Frozen Yogurt | Just 3 Ingredients!

June 10, 2022

Have you ever wondered how to make frozen yogurt? It’s easier than you think! With just 3 ingredients you’ll be swapping out those froyo shops for homemade frozen yogurt everyday!

Have you ever wondered how to make frozen yogurt? It's easier than you think! With just 3 ingredients you'll be swapping out those froyo shops for homemade frozen yogurt everyday!

I’m so excited to share this recipe! It’s absolutely delicious, just happens to be healthy and is ridiculously simply to make! Are you a fro-yo fan? It was totally “the thing to do” when I was in high school and college… head to the local frozen yogurt shop – you know, the one with 28 flavors of frozen yogurt and 134 toppings to choose from. I loved that you could build your own dessert but admittedly often went overboard on the toppings. Less is more in my opinion!

Just 3 Ingredients Needed

  • greek yogurt – either full fat or low fat are fine! I prefer to use Greek yogurt as it makes a creamier frozen yogurt. I stuck to plain yogurt so I could add my own flavorings but you can use any flavor you’d like!
  • raw honey – the natural sweetener in this dessert.
  • vanilla extract – a flavor enhancer.

What Type of Yogurt is Best for Frozen Yogurt?

Really any yogurt works for making homemade frozen yogurt! I like using Greek yogurt because the end result is super thick and creamy. I also recommend using plain yogurt so you can add in your own sweetener and flavors but you could try using vanilla or your favorite flavor for a shortcut!

Homemade frozen yogurt made with just 3 ingredients and added to a kitchenaid ice cream maker

Optional Mix-Ins and Toppings for Frozen Yogurt

The options are endless when it comes to mix-ins and toppings! I like adding fresh or frozen berries or cocoa powder for chocolate twist but there are so many possible combinations! Here are some flavor combo ideas:

  • peanut butter + chocolate – add in peanut butter to taste (I love peanut butter so I would add at least 1/4 cup!) and 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder.
  • PB & J – add in peanut butter to taste + fresh or frozen berries or jam.
  • peanut butter + banana – sorry not sorry, I’m obsessed with PB! Mix in peanut butter to taste + 1/2 or 1 full banana, sliced.
  • citrus – mix in 3 teaspoons of lime zest, lemon zest and/or orange zest.
  • chocolate berry – add in 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen berries + 1 1/2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
  • blueberry lemon – add in 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries + 2 teaspoons lemon zest.
  • strawberry banana – add in 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries + 1/2 or 1 full banana, sliced.
  • mint chocolate chip – mix in 1 tsp peppermint extract + 1 1/2 tablespoons of cocoa powder or cacao nibs.

What Kind of Frozen Yogurt Machine to Use

You do need an ice cream maker for this recipe! We love our Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer Attachment but any ice cream maker will work.

Here are some other options:

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How To Make Frozen Yogurt

STEP 1: Combine all of the ingredients (include any optional mix-ins) in a large bowl.

STEP 2: Place the mixed ingredients into your ice cream maker. Mix for 35-40 minutes or until your desired consistency is reached with your ice cream maker. Be patient with this step! It can take a bit to get your ice cream maker to the correct temperature.

STEP 3: Freeze for 2 hours.

STEP 4: Remove 1-2 minutes before diving in!

How to Store Frozen Yogurt

Store any leftover frozen yogurt in an airtight container in the freezer for 1-3 months. It’s important to note that the yogurt will freeze solid when stored for longer than a couple of hours so I recommend thawing a bit before serving.

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Homemade Frozen Yogurt

Have you ever wondered how to make frozen yogurt? It’s easier than you think! With just 3 ingredients you’ll be swapping out those froyo shops for homemade frozen yogurt everyday!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freeze
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 1 32 oz container of greek yogurt (full fat or low fat are fine)1
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • optional: 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen berries, 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder (for chocolate-flavored), or add-ins of choice

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients.
  2. Place mixed ingredients into your ice cream maker (I use the KitchenAid ice cream attachment)
  3. Mix for 35-40 minutes or until consistency is reached with your ice cream maker.
  4. Freeze for 2 hours.
  5. Remove for 1-2 minutes before serving

* I prefer to use greek as it makes for a creamier frozen yogurt

Keywords: frozen yogurt, how to make frozen yogurt, homemade frozen yogurt

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  • Reply
    Kathy
    July 31, 2022 at 1:24 am

    I just got a new Cuisinart ice cream freezer and was looking for a simple recipe to try for my first attempt with my new toy. I used low-fat greek yogurt and replaced the honey with apricot syrup. DELICIOUS and soooo simple! Thank you!

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    Jean
    June 27, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    I’ve tried other recipes before with Greek yogurt, it was overwhelmingly Greek yogurt flavored. In not a good way. Thoughts? Recommendations?

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    Pepa
    July 26, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    This is marvellous! I am using Skyr, the thick Icelandic yogurt, t can be no fat or 2% fat.
    I also added to scoops of vanilla protein powder for a fabulous protein hit!
    Could be keto or PE diet. What a life saver. Thank you.
    Reduced hone to taste, which was 1/8 c for me.

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    Jen
    June 23, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Any thoughts on using a non-dairy yogurt (ex. Kite Hill almond yogurt (greek style)?

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      Davida Lederle
      June 23, 2021 at 10:48 am

      Wouldn’t recommend as it probably won’t freeze well!

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    Teri
    April 9, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Hi, i have a cuisinart ice cream maker in which u put the mixture in frudge to chill 1st, then churn in the ice cream maker apx 15 20 minutes. Can i use this recipe with my ic maker? Would i just mix ingreds& chill,then churn. I am new to ur blog, 🖒i like ur recipes, healthy& clean. Thank u

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    Melinda Cook
    January 18, 2021 at 4:19 am

    Sugar syrup would work, and wouldn’t taint the flavor.
    Not everyone agrees honey flavoured fro-yo is a winner.

  • Reply
    Dustin
    November 30, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    This sounds awesome.Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful recipe.

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    Holly Jo
    November 11, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    I have several containers of plain yogurt and I decided to look if it could be used in an ice cream machine. Lo and behold! A recipe almost taylor made.. as in minimal ingredients, but I don’t have access to raw honey. Access meaning, pinching pennies cause mamma don’t have funds to purchase raw honey. It’s not healthy, but can granulated sugar be substituted for the raw honey? Anxiously awaiting good news to bust out the ice cream bucket and give it a spin.. and rock salt.. hmmm

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    Annette
    July 8, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    20 minutes into the conversion, and I can’t wait! Kitchen aid recommends have the machine stirring first, then add the batter, I guess so it doesn’t just freeze in a clump. I added the cocoa, and I’m using Olympic Greek 2% plain. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Mann
    June 19, 2020 at 2:46 am

    Could be due to the water content in the frozen fruits as well.

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