How to Make Frozen Yogurt in Any Flavor You Like

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Do you know how to make frozen yogurt? I am not a huge ice cream fan but I do enjoy the occasional frozen yogurt.  Because frozen yogurt tends to be a healthier choice than ice cream, many of the brands I find in the grocery store contain artificial sweeteners because they are marketed to people who are trying to lose weight.

How to Make Frozen Yogurt in Any Flavor You Like

How to Make Frozen Yogurt

I don’t eat things with artificial sweeteners so I decided that it was time to learn how to make frozen yogurt myself. Once I learned how to make it, I could create it in any flavor that I wanted to. I’d also be able to add in chunks of real fruit or nuts if I was craving something different.

I am using a Midas ice cream maker to make my recipe.  Each ice cream maker has different directions so the process you go through may be slightly different than the one I go through. Check your owner’s manual to find out the exact process you need to use and then make adjustments to these instructions based on that.

The Midas ice cream maker doesn’t require any electricity to operate and there are no moving parts. We chose it so that we could use it if we found ourselves in an off-grid situation in the winter with a huge craving for frozen yogurt. You never know.

How to make frozen yogurt - Dark Cherry Cafe Latte Frozen Yogurt recipe

How do you make frozen yogurt from scratch

This recipe involves cooking.  You combine the sugar and water to make a sugar syrup and cook until the sugar is completely dissolved. You then combine the syrup, 2 cups of yogurt and the chopped fruit.  Beat the mixture until it is smooth and light and let it cool.  

Then put it in the frozen Midas ice cream maker. Stir every 15 minutes until it reaches the right consistency. You can experiment with other types of ice cream makers if you don’t have a Midas.

How to make frozen yogurt - Dark Cherry Cafe Latte Frozen Yogurt recipe

What other flavors can I make?

I love being able to make homemade frozen yogurt in any flavor combination I want. You can easily make this a vanilla frozen yogurt recipe by not adding extra fruit. Or, make it a strawberry frozen yogurt recipe by adding fresh strawberries.

Can I make frozen yogurt by freezing yogurt?

Yes, you can. But, it will be more cost-effective to make it from scratch especially if you want to add extra ingredients like fresh fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips. Experiment because your success rate will depend on the type of yogurt you buy. It will probably be easier with a recipe that lets you get more consistent results. But, it can be fun to experiment.

How to Make Frozen Yogurt in Any Flavor You Like

Plain frozen yogurt recipe

If you want a plain recipe, the easiest thing to do is to purchase plain (unflavored) Greek or regular full-fat yogurt at the store and then freeze it. You can add in your own fruit if you want to. This is a wonderful way to reduce the sugar in your recipe.

How to Make Frozen Yogurt in Any Flavor You Like

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Yield: 4

Dark Cherry Cafe Latte Frozen Yogurt

How to Make Frozen Yogurt in Any Flavor You Like

Once I learned how to make frozen yogurt, I could create it in any flavor that I wanted to. I’d also be able to add in chunks of real fruit or nuts if I was craving something different.

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Stonyfield Organic Cafe Latte Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup of frozen Earthbound Farms Organic Dark Sweet Cherries, sliced

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar and water to make sugar syrup in sauce pan and cook on medium high until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Combine all ingredients and beat mixture until it is smooth and light.
  3. Cool mixture to room temperature.
  4. Add mixture to canister and stir every 15 minutes until it reaches the desired consistency.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 37gProtein: 6g

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51 thoughts on “How to Make Frozen Yogurt in Any Flavor You Like”

  1. I have an ice cream maker and I love experimenting. I've tried these greek yogurts and they are good - perfect for making ice cream. I've never made ice cream with yogurt - you make it look sooo good I want to try it soon!
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  2. I had no idea it was that easy! I have a "fancy" supposedly tool for making frozen yogurt, but it actually seems harder than what you described! I have to do lots of prep to have things ready just to use it. lol. Yummy looking recipe!
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  3. Those kind of cherries do make the best ice cream. I've only bought it before, but this is easier than I thought!
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  4. That yogurt looks so good. My throat is sore right now and I bet that frozen yogurt recipe would help it feel better and taste good. :)
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  5. Okay despite the fact that the yogurt sounds awesome - I need to say I would never have thought of putting frozen ice cream/yogurt in a silicone muffin liner...brilliant!
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    • You could try putting the mixture in a plastic container in the freezer and stirring it every half hour or so. I have heard people do it that way but I haven't tried it myself.
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  6. These look delicious, so simple!  My husband makes our ice cream frozen too, once you make it you do not want store bought stuff! 
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  7. I love making frozen ice cream! It taste so amazing, and so much better than Ice cream. Especially on my digestive system!
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  8. I love frozen yogurt, but haven't tried making it myself.  I'll have to give it a whirl sometime soon as it looks SO easy to do.
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  9. I love frozen yogurt and considering this is such a better alternative to icecream, I wouldn't mind the kids getting extras ;)  This sounds yum!!
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  10. Yum! I love frozen yogurt and buy it all the time. I have never really thought about how easy it would be to make at home!
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