Homemade Frozen Yogurt: 5 Easy Recipes
Sometimes, a scoop of vanilla ice-cream or refreshing fro-yo is all you need. It is hard to find a person who would say no to this treat on a blissfully warm summer day. Yet often you can’t find high-quality frozen treats for love or money. Most grocery stores carry brands that use tons of additives and suspicious ingredients in their product. Perhaps the time has come for new culinary experiments? Why not learn to make homemade frozen yogurt yourself?
Today, we are eager to share with you recipes for delightfully delicious, summery fro-yo. We can’t wait for you to test them!
Frozen Yogurt Vs. Ice-Cream
What makes frozen yogurt different from ice-cream? First, the composition: there is a higher content of calcium, probiotics, protein, and other healthy components in yogurt. Secondly, it is lower in calories, which is good news for ice-cream aficionados on a weight-loss journey.
The availability of ingredients is also relevant. Yogurt is cheaper both to purchase and to make at home. Plus, it’s easier to find than heavy cream. Most importantly, you only need a few ingredients to make fro-yo. Without further ado, here are the recipes for plain homemade frozen yogurt, as well as five other fro-yos with different flavors.
Frozen Yogurt Recipes
Plain Frozen Yogurt
To make frozen yogurt, you need to whisk together yogurt and honey and pop the mix in the freezer. For one serving of plain fro-yo, you will need:
- ⅔ cup (150 g) plain yogurt
- 2 tbsp honey
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Combine one part frozen strawberries and one part yogurt (approximately 2 ½ oz (70 g) of each) with honey (1 heaped tbsp) and lemon juice (1 ½ tbsp) and whisk until creamy. Ta-dah! Distribute the mixture between molds and pop in the freezer overnight.
Tropical Frozen Yogurt
The beloved tandem of pineapple and coconut will delight tropical flavor lovers. Take an equal amount of yogurt and slices of frozen pineapple (2 ½ oz (70 g) of each ingredient) and whisk together with honey (1 tbsp) and lemon juice (1 tsp). Add shredded coconut to taste, and voila!
Chocolate Banana Frozen Yogurt
Grab 3 ½ oz (100 g) of frozen banana, add 2 ½ oz (70 g) of yogurt, 1 tbsp of cocoa powder, and 1 tbsp of honey and combine in a blender until homogenous. Add a drop of vanilla extract to make the treat even more fragrant.
Mango and Lime Frozen Yogurt
Enhance your homemade fro-yo with ripe mango — it will taste heavenly! Take 3 ½ oz (100 g) of frozen mango pulp, 2 ½ oz (70 g) of yogurt, 2 tbsp of honey, and 1 ½ tbsp of lime juice. Combine in a blender and add a little zest to the finished dessert.
Cream Cheese Frozen Yogurt
Since there’s no fruit in this one, you will need more yogurt. Combine 5 ¼ oz (150 g) of yogurt, 2 ½ oz (70 g) of cream cheese, 1 tbsp of honey, and 1 tsp of vanilla extract in a blender and process for a couple of minutes. Pop in the freezer. Decorate with sprinkles before serving.
You may have noticed that honey is a prevalent ingredient in these recipes. Not only does it add sweetness, but it also prevents crystallization, ensuring that the treat turns out soft and smooth. Besides, desserts with only a dollop of honey are truly dietary. We recommend testing each of these five flavors without worrying about the waistline. Be sure to share which homemade frozen yogurt flavor is your favorite in the comments!