How Do I Make Frozen Yogurt At Home?

Berry-Berry Frozen Yogurt
Berry-Berry Frozen Yogurt
Carol Blonder

Yesterday, we encouraged you to get to know your fro-yo. Today, frozen yogurt recipe ideas to make at home.

Frozen yogurt is quick and easy to make at home. The basic ingredients are simple and small in number. An ice cream maker yields the best results but is not essential. Warning: once you start, this may become a weekly ritual!

Recipes after the jump.

Berry-Berry Frozen Yogurt
Ingredients:
1 and 1/2 cup strawberries
1 and 1/2 cup blueberries
2 cups plain Greek style yogurt with active live cultures
1/2 to 3/4 cups pure cane sugar
optional-1 teaspoon aged balsamic vinegar (the pricey one!)

Frozen Yogurt Simple Ingredients
Frozen Yogurt Simple Ingredients
Carol Blonder

Wash berries and hull stems from strawberries using a melon baller.
Drain excess moisture.
Place berries in blender or food processor and puree.
For a smooth product, strain puree. (We like ours with the bits of pulp left in)

In a medium bowl, combine yogurt and 1/2 cup of cane sugar, stir until sugar dissolves.
Stir pureed berries into mixture. If using aged balsamic, add and stir.
Taste to adjust sweet-tart flavor. Add remaining sugar for sweeter flavor.

Cover bowl and place in refrigerator for 15-30 minutes. ( Ensuring mixture starts cold in the ice cream maker)

With ice cream maker: Pour mixture in ice cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions. Store, covered with plastic wrap close to surface, in freezer.

Making frozen yogurt
Making frozen yogurt
Carol Blonder

Without ice cream maker: Pour mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking pan. Place mixture in freezer. Remove from freezer every hour and use a spoon and a whisk to stir mixture
as it freezes. Store as above.

The frozen yogurt will eventually harden in the freezer. If you like to serve it soft, place in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes before scooping.

Berry Berry Frozen Yogurt
Berry Berry Frozen Yogurt
Carol Blonder


Plain and Simple: Lemon Frozen Yogurt
Ingredients:
2 and 1/2 cups plain Greek style yogurt, with live active cultures
1/2 to 3/4 cups pure cane sugar or natural sugar substitute
1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 teaspoons lemon zest
optional-for less tangy flavor add 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, combine yogurt and 1/2 cup cane sugar, stir until sugar dissolves.
Add 1/2 cup lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla if using. Combine.

Taste to check sweet-tangy balance, add remaining 1/4 cup sugar or lemon juice and zest to reach desired flavor. Note: when frozen, the flavors do not taste as strong.

Cover bowl and place in refrigerator for 15-30 minutes. ( Ensuring mixture starts cold in the ice cream maker)

With ice cream maker:Pour mixture in ice cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions. Store, covered with plastic wrap close to surface, in freezer.

Without ice cream maker: Pour mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking pan. Place mixture in freezer. Remove from freezer every hour and use a spoon and a whisk to stir mixture
as it freezes. Store as above.

The frozen yogurt will eventually harden in the freezer. If you like to serve it soft, place in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes before scooping


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