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Strawberry Swirl Frozen Yogurt

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Now that it’s summer, I prefer no-bake desserts like this strawberry swirl frozen yogurt. If you’ve never made homemade frozen yogurt, you’re in for a treat. Not only does homemade frozen yogurt taste much better than the kind from the mall, but it’s significantly cheaper and relatively healthy.

I used full-fat plain Greek yogurt here and I strongly encourage you to do the same. Fat-free or even low-fat yogurt will yield some unpleasantly icy frozen yogurt. I also added some cream to see if it would result in creamier frozen yogurt. And it did! Feel free to use more Greek yogurt in place of the cream.

If you only have flavored yogurt on hand, you can certainly use that but keep in mind that you’ll need very little, if any, added sugar. Mix everything except the sugar together and only start adding sugar, a tablespoon at a time, until the yogurt is sweet enough for your liking. This recipe for homemade strawberry frozen yogurt is sweet without being overly sweet and has a nice tang to it.

Written by: Erin D. of Texanerin Baking

I used strawberries here because they’re easy to mash and they go well with honey, but feel free to use any type of fruit. You can even leave the fruit out if you like. There’s just a hint of honey and it doesn’t distract from the strawberry flavor at all, but you can also use granulated sugar if you prefer.

This homemade frozen yogurt will be creamier if you use an ice cream maker, but you can also mix it together and let it freeze for about two hours, stirring after every 20 minutes. If you don’t stir it regularly, the center won’t freeze and the yogurt around the edge of the container will get too hard.

I’ve made a good deal of different frozen yogurt recipes and the one thing that’s always the same is that they freeze extremely hard. After four to six hours in the freezer, you’ll need to let the yogurt thaw a bit before enjoying.

If you’re patient, you can let it sit at room temperature but I prefer to microwave (provided that your container is microwave safe!) the yogurt at half power for 10 – 20 seconds or until I can break off a nice chunk. Then I put this in a separate bowl to continue defrosting and freeze the rest.

The next time you’re craving some ice cream, consider giving this healthier frozen yogurt a try! You can satisfy your craving while still eating somewhat healthy.

What kind of fruit are you going to use in your frozen yogurt?

More Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

Strawberry Swirl Frozen Yogurt

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 5

Total Time: 60

This strawberry swirl frozen yogurt is easy to make and relatively healthy and cheap!

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup strawberries, pureed or mashed
3 tablespoons honey
3 cups full-fat plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup half-and-half or heavy cream
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together the pureed or mashed strawberries and honey. Place this in the refrigerator until ready to use.
In a medium bowl, stir the remaining ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
Churn according to your ice cream maker's instructions.
Pour a fourth of the yogurt into a container, add a fourth of the strawberry sauce, and continue this pattern until all the yogurt and sauce is used.
Freeze for 30 minutes to an hour or until firm enough for your liking.

About the Author:

Erin is the blogger behind Texanerin Baking, a blog which focuses on making healthier whole grain, reduced sugar recipes that don't taste healthy. She grew up in Texas and moved to Germany three years ago, where she now lives with her husband. When she’s not baking or thinking about baking, she teaches English and does her best to avoid doing the dishes.

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    Tieghan - June 05, 2013 @ 6:20 am

    I love making my own frozen yogurt! I is is pretty easy and SO good! I love this strawberry swirl and can not wait to try it!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - June 05, 2013 @ 7:09 am

    This sounds soooo good! Perfect for summer!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie - June 05, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    Hehe relatively healthy. Good enough for me!

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    TiffanyAzure@CremedelaCrumb - June 06, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    Ahhhhh I adore frozen yogurt! this looks marvelous, I’m pinning it right this second! :)

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    Honey What's Cooking - June 09, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

    Oh my, this looks delicious. I love strawberry anything, this looks more like ice-cream than yogurt. Delish!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts - June 10, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    I am a big fan of frozen yogurt, this looks so creamy and perfect for summer!

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