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.

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Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

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.

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe

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  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Chilling and processing time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 1 quart

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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Method

1 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.

2 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.

3 Process in ice cream maker: Process the mixture in your ice cream maker (Amazon sells a good one) 20 to 25 minutes. Eat immediately or keep in freezer until served.

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Links:

How to make ice cream without a machine - from David Lebovitz

Homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker from my friend Simon at SciToys.

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

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  • Esha

    2 Years back it came out very amazing! but this time, when I put that batter into the ice cream machine, it did not got freeze :( after 2 attempts it was as same as the mixed batter (liquid).
    What can be the reason? Any one knows about it?

  • janet

    Oh, wow. We got fresh strawberries at our farmer’s market — this was amazingly good. I didn’t have a lemon, so I squeezed a lime instead — truly a new favorite dessert!
    You’ve done it again, Elise! My family loves you!

  • Sandra Hamilton

    I just love frozen yogurt, especially strawberry and kiwi . This is a to-die-for recipe and I hope that everyone can try it as well.
    Enjoy sweet and cold strawberries as your last time dessert.You’ll never have another craving after you try this treat.

  • Andrew

    This is one of my top homemade “ice creams.”

    I think the use of yogurt in the recipe is one instance where I like frozen yogurt better than traditional ice cream. The tart yogurt works so well with the sweetness of the fruit.

    Love it.

    This last time I ran the strawberries through the food processor first, which made the cooking process a bit easier. (No need to mash the fruit.)

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Cutie

    Thanks for sharing this recipe ^-^. I want to ask about the “cream”, do you mean heavy cream/ whipping cream or anything else? I don’t understand exactly. Thanks in advance.

    Yes, whipping cream or heavy whipping cream. ~Elise

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