Sunday, July 15, 2012

Homemade Frozen Yogurt

It's hot out there!  Summer is a great time to make cool treats for yourself and your kids- frozen yogurt is no exception.  Don't be fooled; the "frozen yogurt" from the store has so many additives, it hardly has any yogurt at all!  On the other hand, my homemade version is mostly yogurt.  With a little added sweetness from maple syrup and berries, it is a hot-weather must-have.  :)


For this treat, you will need:

about 3/4 c frozen berries (I used organic strawberries from a local farm)
1 cup non-flavored, whole milk yogurt (I used homemade raw yogurt)
2 T maple syrup (or other unprocessed sweetener of choice)

I used my Magic Bullet blender to mix all the ingredients thoroughly.  This can be done in any blender/food processor or with an immersion blender.


Here is the very inexpensive ice cream maker that I bought last year.  It has two half-pint freezer bowls in which it makes a softy-serve type ice cream/yogurt.  What I like about this little gadget is that the yogurt was frozen in less than 5 minutes!  Very nice when my four kiddos are ready for a snack.  This recipe makes one half-pint, which will satisfy about 2 youngsters.  Just double or triple the recipe for a larger crowd!


Voila!  Here is my homemade frozen yogurt just 5 minutes later.  This was a treat for me, also, because I am a big strawberry fan!  So creamy and just sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth :)

This post was shared on Monday Mania at the Healthy Home Economist.


  1. Where can I find the ice cream maker you have shown? What brand is it? Thank you
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    1. The ice cream maker is Hamilton Beach brand. I got mine at Target for about $25, but I have seen them elsewhere. Enjoy!

  2. Thanks a lot. I was reading the reviews if this on amazon and there are a few reviews who complain that the salt liquid leaks and cracks the bowls. Just wondering to see if you had any problems after multiple uses. Thank you.

    1. I haven't had a problem with mine yet and I've had it for over a year... I have used mine very often, too!

  3. Strawberry is the flavor of summer :) This looks good!