Last Updated on March 21, 2020 by Ellen Christian
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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
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 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.
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.
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.
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- 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
- Combine sugar and water to make sugar syrup in sauce pan and cook on medium high until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Combine all ingredients and beat mixture until it is smooth and light.
- Cool mixture to room temperature.
- Add mixture to canister and stir every 15 minutes until it reaches the desired consistency.
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 37gProtein: 6g
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.