frozen yogurt recipe

This was made before Hydrox cookies were released, but I made some Oreo Yogurt. 

  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt (or strained yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup of half-and-half
  • 10 cookies, crumbled
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 4 cookies, crumbed

Mix the first four ingredients in the ice cream machine until well mixed (usually 20-30 minutes).  Now mix the last ingredient (4 cookies) into the yogurt you’re going to eat. 

You should do that every time before you eat the yogurt so you have the crunchiness from the cookies. 

Oreo Frozen Yogurt  Oreo Yogurt

It’s still low-fat (considering you’re using Oreo’s), but it’s good.

  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt (or strained yogurt)
  • 4-5 TBSP of dark cocoa powder
  • 4-5 TBSP sugar
  • 1/4 cup of whipped cream

After making chocolate ice cream, I decided I wanted to make chocolate yogurt.  This was pretty good — still the damn tang, but I’m getting used to it.  I’m learning though that if you want to remove the tang, add more fat.  So I find adding 1/4 cup of half-and-half helps. 

It was also darker because I added more dark cocoa powder, but that also means you need to add more sugar.

Frozen Chocolate Yogurt  Frozen Chocolate Yogurt

While I loved this recipe for vanilla ice cream, I am confident there’s more fat than I would care to know in it.  So I thought this one would help cut it down without losing the rich, creamy flavor.  Also, there was no yogurt tang.

  • 1/3 cup of half and half
  • 1/4 cup of whipped cream
  • 1 cup of greek yogurt (or strained regular)
  • 2 TBSP of sugar
  • 2 tsp of vanilla

Mix together according to your ice cream machine maker’s instructions.

Lower in Fat Frozen Vanilla Yogurt

So I’ve determined all frozen yogurt has a bit of a weird tang to it.  But that’s OK.  I made this yummy frozen mango yogurt. 

  • 2 cups of mango pureed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pint of yogurt, drained (or Greek yogurt)
  • 2 TBSP of sugar

Put into your machine and mix for 30 minutes.  Then put into the freezer for an hour to harden.

Frozen Mango Yogurt

I love Nutella.  I don’t eat it a lot because I’m actually allergic to hazelnuts…not in a scary “my throat will close up” kind of way, but more in a “shouldn’t eat too much” kind of way.  At least that’s what my allergist told me. 

Anyway, I thought I’d make some Nutella yogurt and see how it’d turn out.  Well, it turned out very yummy.

  • 1/4 cup of half and half
  • 1 cup of yogurt (I used Greek but if you use regular, make sure to let the liquid drain!)
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/4 + 2 TBSP of Nutella

This recipe makes only about 2 cups of yogurt. 

Nutella Frozen Yogurt

Now that I’ve made several different batches of yogurt/ice cream, I have figured out a few tips.  For example, I think this works better if you mix these ingredients and then throw into your ice cream machine.  Another is to have a super creamy yogurt/ice cream, you should throw it into a blender for a few minutes.  Then put it back into the freezer.  And it doesn’t stay fresh for very long.  A few days (3-4) is about as long as you have to eat the yogurt/ice cream.  After that, it’s blah.

I love getting to try out my ice cream maker.  It’s fun and a great way to beat the heat.  When I was a kid, my favorite ice cream flavor was mint chocolate chip.  Now, it’s coffee…mmm, coffee.

Anyway, I found this very interesting recipe for homemade frozen mint chocolate chip yogurt.  Yes, there’s spinach in here and a great way to add some veggies to your diet.  You can’t taste the spinach, but there are bits of spinach in here (no matter how much you puree!). 

Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Yogurt

I love spinach so I happily eat it anyway.  But if you have picky eaters in your household, this might be a perfect recipe for you.  If they ask what the green stuff is, just tell ’em it’s mint. 

Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Yogurt

Next time, I think I’d forgo the spinach — white mint chocolate chip doesn’t bother me.  Plus, my mind was having problems forgetting there was spinach…even though seriously, you can’t taste it.

My ice cream/yogurt/sorbet machine.  I’m in love and addicted.  I am now starting to eat this for dinner.  It’s healthy right? 

  • 1 1/4-1 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 medium peaches, sliced (you could also puree it if you don’t want the chunks but I liked the chunks)
  • 1/4 cup of half and half
  • 2 TBSP sugar

For my ice cream machine, I have to put the container in the freezer for 24 hours.  So follow your machine’s instructions.  I throw all this together and then let it mix for 20-30 minutes.  Then I take it out of the container and put into a freezable one.  Then freeze for a few hours so its hard. 

Frozen Peach Yogurt