So, you’re going to learn how to make strawberry frozen yogurt. The end. Haha, just kidding! I will tell you exactly how to make strawberry frozen yogurt. If you love frozen yogurt and appreciate learning new things, this is the hub for you. If learning about the process for making your own strawberry frozen yogurt doesn’t faze you, I have an even better idea: try it yourself!
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Easy to make frozen yogurt recipe with fresh fresh strawberries. Lighter than ice cream but still creamy, and packed with strawberry flavor.
When fresh strawberries come into season, and we can get flats of them for only a few dollars, that’s when we start looking for everything and anything to do with them.
This strawberry frozen yogurt is a terrific way to take advantage of the abundance of the season. And as the days heat up, it’s a good way to cool down quickly.
Although it feels like you’re eating ice cream, this strawberry frozen yogurt is actually much lighter than a typical custard and cream-based ice cream, and it’s filled with the flavor of the fresh strawberries.SAVE ITPRINT
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
PREP TIME10 mins
COOK TIME15 mins
CHILLING AND PROCESSING90 mins
TOTAL TIME115 mins
Best to eat it on the same day as you make it, as it will get icy if it stays in the freezer for more than 8 hours. If you want it to last longer and not get icy, add a tablespoon of vodka or kirsch to the mixture right before churning.
- 3 cups de-stemmed sliced fresh strawberries
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2/3 cup to 1 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you want the result, and how sweet your strawberries are to begin with)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups full fat yogurt (if use low or non fat, then add 2 Tbsp cream)
- Cook strawberries with lemon juice, salt, sugar, and mash:Place the strawberries, lemon juice, salt, and sugar in a medium saucepan. Heat on medium heat, stirring, until the sugar has completely dissolved.Use a potato masher to mash up the strawberries as the mixture is heating.As soon as all of the sugar has completely dissolved, remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Stir in milk, yogurt, then chill:Stir in the milk and yogurt, until completely incorporated. Place the mixture in the refrigerator, and chill for at least an hour, preferably several hours, until completely cold, before proceeding.
- Process in ice cream maker:Process the mixture in your ice cream maker 20 to 25 minutes. Eat immediately or keep in freezer until served.
This strawberry frozen yogurt recipe is beyond easy. It takes just three ingredients and 30 seconds! It’s healthy, delicious, fruity and the perfect quick dessert for hot days. Time to whip up a batch!
AN EASY STRAWBERRY FROZEN YOGURT RECIPE
Most of you know that I love (or I might be slightly obsessed with) my Vitamix. I purchased my first Vitamix years before I ever started Downshiftology as the impetus to adopt healthier eating habits – and it worked.
From smoothies, to soups, to dips, to nut milks and nut butters I pretty much use my Vitamix for everything. It’s been a wise investment because it’s one machine that can do oh, so many things. And that means less appliances and less clutter in the kitchen (which makes my minimalist brain happy).
Did I also mention it can do desserts? It can. And fast. Like today’s super easy frozen yogurt recipe.
STRAWBERRY FROZEN YOGURT RECIPE VIDEO
Want to learn how to make this recipe in just 30 seconds? Watch my quick step-by-step tutorial video below!
This strawberry frozen yogurt recipe is beyond easy. It takes just three ingredients and 30 seconds! It’s healthy, delicious, fruity and the perfect quick dessert for hot days.
STRAWBERRY FROZEN YOGURT INGREDIENTS
Would you believe me if I told you there was just 3 ingredients in this recipe? Yep. It’s just a simple combination of frozen strawberries, yogurt and maple syrup (or honey). That’s it!
HOW TO MAKE FROZEN YOGURT (WITHOUT AN ICE CREAM MACHINE)
To make homemade strawberry frozen yogurt just add one cup of yogurt, one pound of frozen strawberries and a little honey or maple syrup to your Vitamix. Then, blend on high and use the tamper to push the frozen berries into the blade. In 30 seconds, you’re done. Yes, it really is that easy.
The frozen yogurt will be the consistency of soft serve at this point or the typical “fro yo” and if you like it soft then eat it right away. But if you’d like to firm it up a little, just add it to a storage container and freeze for an hour or two.
IS FROZEN YOGURT HEALTHY?
Let’s be clear that not all frozen yogurt is created equal. This homemade version is exponentially healthier than anything you can buy in the supermarket or frozen yogurt shop. And that’s because you can control the ingredients and the amount of sugar.
My version of strawberry frozen yogurt has three ingredients – yogurt, strawberries and honey.
For a frozen yogurt shop like Yogurtland (a popular franchise in Southern California) their strawberry frozen yogurt has 16 ingredients – Pasteurized and Cultured Skim Milk, Sugar, Strawberries, Dextrose, Whey, Maltodextrin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetable Mono & Diglycerides, Guar Gum, Carrageenan, Cellulose Gum, Natural Flavors, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid and Red 40.
That makes me cringe. Especially as there’s more sugar than actually strawberries in their frozen yogurt. And those fillers, emulsifiers and red food dye – yuck.
WHICH TYPE OF YOGURT IS BEST TO USE?
I’m using my homemade yogurt in this recipe, but you could use store-bought yogurt as well. Just look for a plain version with no added sugar. I always grab a grass-fed dairy yogurt but regular or Greek yogurt both work, it’s totally up to you.
CAN YOU MAKE THIS FROZEN YOGURT RECIPE DAIRY-FREE AND VEGAN?
Absolutely! Just use a dairy-free yogurt and swap maple syrup or another sweetener for the honey.
EASY STRAWBERRY FROZEN YOGURT
5 from 27 votes
PREP TIME: 1 min
TOTAL TIME: 1 min
SERVINGS: 6 servings
This strawberry frozen yogurt recipe is beyond easy. It’s healthy, delicious, fruity and the perfect quick dessert for spring and summer. Watch the video above to see how quickly it comes together!
- 1 cup yogurt, dairy or dairy-free
- 1 lb frozen strawberries
- 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- Add the yogurt, honey and strawberries to your Vitamix blender (in that order).
- Turn the blender on high and use the tamper to push the frozen strawberries into the blades. In 30 seconds you’ll have frozen yogurt.
- Scoop out the frozen yogurt and serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and freeze.
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt in 5 Minutes (No Machine)
With fresh summer strawberries and natural honey, my frozen yogurt recipe is summertime perfection in five minutes. No need for an ice cream machine!
There are few things as refreshing as frozen yogurt on a hot summer day. Although many yogurt shops offer delicious fro-yo, they often come with unnecessary artificial sweeteners and flavors. With my simple homemade frozen yogurt, you’ll get the same great taste with all-natural ingredients.
My strawberry frozen yogurt recipe contains just four essentials: Frozen fruit, yogurt, honey and a squeeze of lemon. No need for additives – this mix contains only natural sugars that come from fruit and honey and is one of my favorite frozen dessert recipes. This healthy treat is wonderful if you’re looking to lighten things up and cut down on the extra calories.
How to Make Frozen Yogurt
My homemade frozen yogurt could not be simpler to whip up. Add your favorite fruit and the remaining ingredients into a food processor, blend until smooth and freeze! Easy peasy. My recipes are triple tested so I guarantee smooth, scoopable and delicious fro-yo bliss.
Homemade frozen yogurt can be made with whichever yogurt you prefer. I use Greek yogurt as it is higher in protein but regular yogurt will do just as well. When deciding on a yogurt, my recommendation is to use plain yogurt with no added flavor.
Frozen fruit is important for this recipe, and a good quality pack of fruit will provide you with a creamy and smooth blend. Frozen fruit is typically less expensive and packed in season, so don’t feel limited to seasonality. For this recipe, you can never truly go wrong with the sweetness of good strawberries.
To give your frozen yogurt the same sweetness and scoop-ability as the ones you’d find at a shop, honey is the answer. Liquid sugar keeps ice crystals from forming in your frozen yogurt, and honey is a great all natural sweetener that will keep your mixture from hardening too much in the freezer.
For dairy-free or vegan frozen yogurt, swap out the honey for agave and use a dairy-free yogurt like coconut yogurt.
Strawberry frozen yogurt
- Preparation and cooking time
- Prep:10 mins
- Plus freezing
- Serves 5
Our easy strawberry frozen yogurt is intensely fruity and really creamy, perfect for a simple summer sweet treat
- 140g strawberries
- ½ x 405g can light condensed milk
- 500g tub 0%-fat Greek yogurt
- STEP 1Roughly chop half the strawberries and whizz the rest in a food processor or with a stick blender to a purée.
- STEP 2In a big bowl, stir the condensed milk into the puréed strawberries then gently stir in the yogurt until well mixed. Fold through the chopped strawberries.
- STEP 3Scrape the mixture into a loaf tin or container, pop on the lid or wrap well in cling film and freeze overnight, until solid. Remove from the freezer about 10-15 mins before you want to serve the frozen yogurt. Can be frozen for up to 1 month.
4 Ingredient Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
How to make healthy strawberry frozen yogurt that seriously takes just 4 simple ingredients and no ice cream machine required!
Alright, my friends, I have some very, very good news for you.
If you love strawberries as much as I do, like me, you probably have wondered how you can insert even more strawberries into your life.
You with me? Good.
Naturally, my mind goes to ice cream.
Is that weird?
Because: cold, sweet things are amazing. And strawberries.
Since my 1 ingredient banana ice cream recipe was so fantastic, I thought about trying a similar kinda recipe.
But strawberries aren’t quite as creamy as bananas.
Then, I realized what needed to be in this recipe. What would make it amazing. And creamy. And even add protein.
And that magic, wondrous ingredient is: plain greek yogurt.
Strawberries + Greek Yogurt is my kind of perfection, peeps.
And, when I say perfection, what I really mean to say is it’s easy, creamy, strawberry, sweet, icy, coolness.
All the things you want in your frozen ice cream treat…plus it’s healthy!
Is Frozen Yogurt Better Than Ice Cream
All you need is 4 ingredients and you’ve got yourself an amazing strawberry frozen yogurt.
So, the big debate: Is frozen yogurt better than ice cream? And by better, I mean better for our health. The answer, my friends, always depends on what those things are actually made of. Not all fro-yos are made equal, with many of them containing more sugar than regular ice cream.
This strawberry frozen yogurt recipe is made from 100% real foods, which makes it clean, free of refined sugars, free of heavy creams, and all that junk that’s normally in store-bought ice creams.
We don’t need that stuff.
We need THIS.
This goodness right here.
How to Make Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
You ready for this easiness? Here’s how you make strawberry frozen yogurt:
- Wash the strawberries and remove the stems. Slice in half.
- Lay the strawberries out evenly over a sheet of parchment paper and place into the freezer overnight or for at least 4-5 hours.
- Add the frozen strawberries, honey, greek yogurt, and lemon juice to a food processor.
- Process until creamy, about 5 minutes. You many need to scrape down the sides. If you find the strawberries are not fully blending, you can remove half and blend in batches and/or add a little water to help it along.
- Test for sweetness, and add additional honey as needed.
- Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and freeze for 2-3 hours for harder consistency.
I love using my food processor for this strawberry frozen yogurt recipe, but you could also use a heavy duty blender. You just need something that will break up the frozen strawberries and mash them into pureed strawberry goodness.
Quick tip: If you have a little trouble getting the strawberries to blend, you can add a little water to help it along or blend in batches – it really depends on the size of your strawberries and the strength of your food processor or blender.