How To Make Frozen Yogurt + 4 New Frozen Yogurt Recipes

Find out how easy it is to make healthy frozen yogurt with fresh fruit at home and without an ice cream maker.  Enjoy these 4 new easy frozen yogurt recipes.

How To Make Frozen Yogurt | Find out how easy it is to make healthy frozen yogurt with fresh fruit at home and without an ice cream maker.  Enjoy these 4 new easy frozen yogurt recipes. | A Sweet Pea Chef

There are very few things I can never get sick of and one of them is dessert.  Duh.  Another is fruit.  And, of course, frozen yogurt.  So much yum!

When it comes to summer desserts, my mind instantly goes to ice cream and frozen yogurt. Obviously, anything frozen is the ultimate summer dessert. But most store-bought options contain all that processed fat and sugar. No, thanks.  

Despite what you may think, making frozen yogurt without an ice cream maker isn’t much of a challenge at all. And, if you don’t plan on making ice cream at home that often, getting an ice cream maker and then using it maybe just a few times a year doesn’t seem like the best of investments.  

A side by side image of making Chocolate Frozen Yogurt in a food processor by combining ripe bananas, dark cocoa powder, plain greek yogurt and syrup. A side by side image of making Raspberry Frozen Yogurt in a food processor by combining fresh raspberries, full fat plain greek yogurt and raw honey and pulsing until smooth.

Instead, you can easily use a food processor or a heavy duty blender to make your own frozen yogurt and ice cream at home.  You can make something equally creamy and refreshing without an ice cream maker, save room in your kitchen, and eat healthy, homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt any time you want.  This = BLISS.

Keep reading and learn how to make frozen yogurt without an ice cream maker and try one of 4 brand new frozen yogurt recipes.

An overhead image of a baking tray with fresh blueberries, raspberries and banana slices ready to be placed in the freezer for the Frozen Yogurt recipes.

HOW TO MAKE FROZEN YOGURT WITH FRESH FRUIT

Although you can use frozen fruit to make frozen yogurt (it is frozen yogurt, after all), today we’re making it with fresh fruit. I’ll choose fresh fruit over frozen one most any day. In my opinion, there’s nothing better or more flavorful than fresh fruit, especially when it’s in season. I just can’t resist buying all the fresh berries during these hot summer days.  Freezing your own fruit is another great way to know how sweet the fruit will be once it is used ina recipe AND if it’s in season, you can buy it at a great discount.

The only difference between making frozen yogurt with fresh fruit and not pre-frozen fruit is that you will need to place the fruit in the freezer for 2-3 hours before combining it with other ingredients. Still, the process is super simple and the results… Well, you’ll taste them yourself!  That being said, feel free to use any frozen fruit you have in your freezer to get started.

A side by side image of making Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt in a food processor by combining ripe bananas, full fat greek yogurt, creamy peanut butter and raw honey. A side by side image or making Blueberry Frozen Yogurt in a food processor by combining fresh blueberries, full fat greek yogurt raw honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice and pulsing until smooth.

HOW TO MAKE FROZEN YOGURT WITHOUT AN ICE CREAM MAKER

Good news, my friends. You can easily make frozen yogurt without an ice cream maker. All you need is either a food processor or just the plain ol’ heavy duty kitchen blender.  

Just blend all the ingredients until you reach a smooth, creamy texture. With this method, you can serve your homemade frozen yogurt immediately or transfer it to an air-tight container and freeze for a couple hours for a harder consistency.  The choice is yours!

An overhead image of four glass dessert bowl on a kitchen counter, each with a serving of Frozen Yogurt including Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt, Blueberry Frozen Yogurt, Raspberry Frozen Yogurt and Chocolate Frozen Yogurt.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FREEZE FROZEN YOGURT?

Wanting to know how long to freeze homemade frozen yogurt?  This totally depends on your preferences. If you want to (or simply can’t wait), you can serve frozen yogurt immediately. I like to transfer it to an air-tight container and place in the freezer for a few hours. I usually keep it in the freezer for 1-3 hours. 

Since I also freeze my fruit before adding it and blending it, that process takes 2-3 hours as well – so make sure to keep that timeframe in mind if you plan to use fresh fruit and then freeze it.  If you already have frozen fruit on hand, you can just blend and eat!

HOW LONG DOES FROZEN YOGURT STAY IN THE FREEZER?

Frozen yogurt can stay in the freezer for about 2 weeks before it starts to not maintain its creaminess. Personally, I like to enjoy most of it the first few days, since I find the flavors are best then.  When you’re wanting to enjoy your frozen yogurt, allow it to thaw some on the counter so you can mix it together a little before serving.

4 New Frozen Yogurt Recipes

A side image of four glass dessert bowls lined up on a kitchen counter each with one of the 4 different-flavored frozen yogurts including Chocolate Frozen Yogurt, Raspberry Frozen Yogurt, Blueberry Frozen Yogurt and Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt.

PEANUT BUTTER FROZEN YOGURT

It’s Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt time! This PB froyo is my go-to right now – it’s so creamy, thick, and smooth!

A side image of a serving of Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt in a glass dessert bowl, made with ripe bananas, full fat plain greek yogurt, creamy peanut butter and raw honey.

CHOCOLATE FROZEN YOGURT

Tastes just as good, if not even better than, chocolate ice cream and is so much better for you. Follow this easy recipe for my Chocolate Frozen Yogurt and see for yourself.

A side image of a serving of Chocolate Frozen Yogurt in a glass dessert bowl, made with ripe bananas, dark cocoa powder, plain greek yogurt and syrup.

RASPBERRY FROZEN YOGURT

Raspberry Frozen Yogurt is summer in a bowl. Refreshing, sweet and so delicious!

A side image of a serving of Raspberry Frozen Yogurt in a glass dessert bowl, made with fresh raspberries, full fat greek yogurt and raw honey.

BLUEBERRY FROZEN YOGURT

Blueberries and yogurt are a match made in heaven. Whip up this quick, sweet Blueberry Frozen Yogurt dessert in a matter of minutes.

A side image of a serving of Blueberry Frozen Yogurt in a glass dessert bowl, made with fresh blueberries, full fat plain greek yogurt, raw honey an freshly squeezed lemon juice

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How To Make Frozen Yogurt | Find out how easy it is to make healthy frozen yogurt with fresh fruit at home and without an ice cream maker.  Enjoy these 4 new easy frozen yogurt recipes. | A Sweet Pea Chef
How to Make Frozen Yogurt + 4 More Easy Frozen Yogurt Recipes
Prep Time
2 hrs
Blending
10 mins
 
Find out how easy it is to make healthy frozen yogurt with fresh fruit at home and without an ice cream maker.  Enjoy these 4 new easy frozen yogurt recipes.
Categories: Dessert, Frozen, frozen yogurt, Ice Cream, Sweet Treat
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: frozen yogurt recipe, homemade frozen yogurt, how to make frozen yogurt
Servings: 4
Calories: 98 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt
  • 2 large ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 1/2 cup full fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup  creamy natural peanut butter
  • raw honey, as needed (for sweetness)
Chocolate Frozen Yogurt
  • 2 large ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 2 tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup full fat plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup, plus more as needed (for sweetness)
Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
  • 3 cups blueberries, frozen
  • 2/3 cup full fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp raw honey, plus more as needed (for sweetness)
Raspberry Frozen Yogurt
  • 3 cups raspberries, frozen
  • 2/3 cup full fat plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp raw honey, plus more as needed (for sweetness)
Instructions
To Freeze the Fruit:
  1. To make this frozen yogurt, I use a food processor, but you could also make this in a heavy duty kitchen blender.   

  2. To do so, line a rimmed baking sheet with tin foil and then add two dividers to divide it into thirds. In one third, add fresh blueberries. In the second third, add fresh raspberries. And in the final third, add sliced bananas.

  3. Then, transfer this to the freezer for just about an hour or two and they’ll be perfectly frozen and ready to use.  You could also use pre-frozen fruit.

Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt
  1. So add the frozen bananas to your food processor, followed by the full fat greek yogurt and natural peanut butter.

  2. Blend this all together for a couple minutes until it’s smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides a bit to help it along.
  3. You can taste it once it’s fully mixed to see if any sweetness is needed - if you used ripe bananas, it prob doesn’t need any sweetener, but you could add in a little raw honey if needed and process again.
  4. This peanut butter frozen yogurt is now ready to eat and has a soft serve consistency. To harden it a little, you can place in the freezer in an air-tight container and freeze for about an hour, if you’d prefer.
Raspberry Frozen Yogurt
  1. Add the frozen raspberries to the food processor - depending on the fruit, I tend to use 3 or 4 cups of fruit.
  2. Then, add full fat plain greek yogurt and a little raw honey because the raspberries aren’t super sweet.

  3. Blend this all together for a minute or so until it’s smooth, scraping down the sides if you have to.

  4. Once it’s all pureed, you can taste it and see if it needs any more raw honey and then blend again. You could also use pure maple syrup, if you'd prefer.
  5. This raspberry frozen yogurt is now ready to eat and has a soft serve consistency. To harden it a little, you can place in the freezer in an air-tight container and freeze for about an hour, if you’d prefer.
Chocolate Frozen Yogurt
  1. Start by adding the frozen sliced bananas to the food processor, followed by dark cocoa powder, full fat plain greek yogurt, and a little pure maple syrup.

  2. Then so simple - just blend until smooth, scraping down the sides along the way as needed.
  3. If you like sweeter chocolate, you can add a little more pure maple syrup or, if you like more bitter dark chocolate, add a little less.
  4. This chocolate frozen yogurt is now ready to eat and has a soft serve consistency. To harden it a little, you can place in the freezer in an air-tight container and freeze for about an hour, if you’d prefer.

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
  1. First, add the frozen blueberries to your food processor, followed by full fat plain greek yogurt, a little raw honey, and a quick squeeze of lemon juice.

  2. Then, blend all this together, scraping down the sides of the food processor if needed to help it along.

  3. This blueberry frozen yogurt is now ready to eat and has a soft serve consistency. To harden it a little, you can place in the freezer in an air-tight container and freeze for about an hour, if you’d prefer.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information provided is for Chocolate Frozen yogurt recipe.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Frozen Yogurt + 4 More Easy Frozen Yogurt Recipes
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 98
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 337mg10%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

14 thoughts on “How To Make Frozen Yogurt + 4 New Frozen Yogurt Recipes

  1. Hi Lacey, it such a warm sunny day I thought I’d try this recipe. I tried the raspberry and added a few choc. Chips…. delicious

  2. 5 stars
    I made the chocolate banana flavor in my small food processor. Thought I’d have a scoop and save the rest for later.
    There is no later. We polished it off in one sitting. I used full fat organic vanilla yogurt drained because that’s what I had on hand. Divine.

  3. I won’t to make a better ice cream for kids. heathier and testier too. ice in stores are no good and don’t taste good after a week.. grand kids love ice cream.. you got to have it in your frig.

  4. Hi Lacey

    I was wondering if the bananas are necessary for the peanut butter or the chocolate ice cream because I am allergic.

    Thank you

    1. You could try an avocado instead of bananas. You’ll have to add a little more sweetener though to make up for the sweetness in the bananas. Avocado sounds weird, but my kids like it better than bananas 🙂 You don’t taste it and it makes the ice cream very creamy. It won’t last in the freezer, however. Avocado turns brown very quickly so eat it right away.

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