You know it’s finally summer at my house when the ice cream maker is on the counter! When I first made homemade frozen yogurt this way, my kids thought it was a magic trick. A delicious strawberry magic trick. After all, it’s very simple Three ingredient strawberry frozen yogurt and turns out to be a creamy and aromatic dessert.
This is the best time of year to make this and I’m actually not sure I’d bother making it unless you can find some really great, ripe strawberries. Don’t use frozen or those weird half-ripe February strawberries.
But bright red, sweet strawberries make a perfect frozen yogurt base, and you only need two more ingredients. You may already have both! Read on to learn my tricks for making this delicious summer dessert!
What Kind of Yogurt Works Best?
The type of yogurt you choose for frozen yogurt will of course make a difference, but there’s no such thing as a bad choice. Note, however, that the risk of ice crystals forming in your frozen yogurt is much higher if you use a low-fat or non-fat yogurt.
Personally, I prefer a full-fat yogurt that has a creamy and smooth consistency after freezing. You could use Greek yogurt, but I just prefer regular yogurt, which isn’t quite as thick and is easier to mix.
How to prepare the strawberries for frozen yogurt
Of course you need strawberries for this. About a pound is enough. Find mature!
If you want to make a really creamy strawberry frozen yogurt, then puree your strawberries. If you want to give your dessert a little more consistency, you can also stir in some chopped strawberries. However, I like a smooth frozen yogurt.
Peel and puree the strawberries or process them in a food processor! Look at this color!
Important Step Alert: Strawberries have between 1 million and 1 billion small, tiny seeds. You won’t notice them if you eat them whole, but they’re a nuisance in a smooth frozen yogurt.
I recommend straining the strawberry puree to remove as much as possible. Yes, this is an annoying step, but other than that, this recipe is easy, so put in a little extra work to make it awesome!
Then mix your puree with honey and yogurt. In all honesty, you could probably omit the honey, but I like the little extra sweetness. You definitely don’t need to add any extra sugar though.
Tips for making frozen yogurt
Here are my few basic tips for making good frozen yogurt.
- Use whole milk yoghurt! I think it needs the fat to get really creamy and tasty.
- Cool the mixture. Let your base mixture cool as much as possible before you start stirring. You can either keep it in the fridge for a few hours or place the bowl in an ice bath for a few minutes, which will make it cool very quickly.
- Get a good ice cream maker! I hobbled around with a subpar ice maker for a while and upgraded a few years ago. It really makes a difference. I like the Cuisinart model I linked below the recipe.
- Eat the yogurt soft serve. I think frozen yogurt tastes best with a soft serve consistency (or a slightly harder consistency). So it tastes great right out of the blender, or if you’re freezing it for longer storage, let it thaw for a few minutes before scooping it out to soften it up a bit.
That’s all there is to it! Easy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt is a great way to beat the heat while strawberries are just so delicious!
Substitutions and Ideas
Once you get the hang of it, there are many avenues you can take with this frozen yogurt technique. Here are some ideas!
- Replace the sweetener with something like maple syrup or agave syrup.
- Add extra flavor by using a flavored yogurt (just make sure you get one without a lot of added sweetness). Vanilla yogurt is always good.
- Alternate the fruit depending on how ripe it is. Fresh peaches, for example, are an instant hit.
Save the frozen yogurt
I think this frozen yogurt tastes best as a soft serve, so be sure to grab a bowl of it fresh from the blender. Transfer the rest to a freezer-safe container with an airtight lid. To avoid large ice crystals, it helps to stir the frozen yogurt every 45 minutes to an hour until firm.
When serving frozen yogurt from the freezer, the most important thing is to let it sit on the counter for a few minutes to keep it from cooling. The consistency will be smoother.
My easy strawberry frozen yogurt recipe
Three ingredient strawberry frozen yogurt
You are only three ingredients away from creamy and spicy strawberry frozen yoghurt! This is so delicious and quick, but there are a few tips to make it a success.
- 1 Pound fresh strawberries
- 1 Cup whole milk yoghurt
- ¼ Cup Honey
Peel the strawberries and put them in a blender. Blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes until you have a smooth puree.
Pour the strawberry puree through a sieve into a medium bowl. Use a flexible spatula to push the mixture through the sieve to get out any seeds.
Add honey and whole milk yoghurt to the strawberry puree.
Either chill the mixture in the refrigerator for a few hours or place the bowl in an ice bath and stir to cool the mixture quickly.
Pour the strawberry yogurt mixture into your ice cream maker and stir until nice and thick, about 30 minutes.
Serve frozen yogurt immediately for a soft serve, or squeeze into a container and freeze for later. I believe the easiest way to scoop frozen yogurt is to let it thaw for a few minutes before serving.
Portion: 1BowlCalories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 29GProtein: 3GFat: 2GSaturated Fatty Acids: 1GPolyunsaturated fat: 0.2GMonounsaturated fatty acids: 1GCholesterol: 8thmgSodium: 30mgPotassium: 279mgFiber: 2GSugar: 26GVitamin A: 74IUVitamin C: 67mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 1mg
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