This Homemade Frozen Yogurt recipe is made with just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. It’s a healthy and tasty treat for summertime or anytime during the year.
Our recipe serves six for only $0.97 per serving. You cannot get a scoop of yogurt anywhere for that price! The entire recipe costs about $5.81 to make.
For a healthy, refreshing dessert, nothing beats Homemade Frozen Yogurt. The cool and creamy yogurt is sweet and smooth.
It takes 5 minutes to prep and only 4 ingredients to make! It will take you longer to find your purse and head out to your car to buy frozen yogurt than it actually takes to prep it yourself.
You can stay inside, beat the heat, and stay cool with this sweet treat? And, save money while doing it? Yes, please! The bonus to this recipe for Homemade Yogurt is that no ice cream machine is needed!
You can make it using a large food processor and without an ice cream machine. It does not get much easier than that.
There’s peach, strawberry, and blueberry frozen yogurt in the recipe pictures, but you can literally make this with any fruit flavor that you’d like: cherry, pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe, etc. What flavor will you make first?
Ingredients and Cost
RECIPE COST: $5.81
PRICE PER SERVING: $0.97
- 6 cups frozen fruit – $4.26
- 3/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt – $0.87
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – $0.17
- 3 Tablespoons honey – $0.51
To find out more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained.
- First, add all the ingredients into a food processor. Process until smooth.
- Then, serve immediately for a soft-serve texture. Or place in the freezer for 3 hours to achieve a harder texture.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
- For strawberry and blueberry frozen yogurt, use 1 Tablespoon lemon juice.
- If you’re making peach frozen yogurt, use 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- This is a great base recipe to play around with. Below are some of our favorite flavor combinations:
- Watermelon Chip – frozen watermelon with dark chocolate chunks or mini chocolate chips folded in.
- Peaches and Cream – frozen peaches with yogurt chips or white chocolate chips folded in.
- Blueberry Buckle – frozen blueberries with graham cracker pieces folded in.
- Strawberry Cheesecake – frozen strawberries with 4 ounces of cream cheese cut into chunks. Fold in graham cracker pieces.
Serve: If you like a softer texture, then serve the frozen yogurt immediately. For a harder texture, place the yogurt in an airtight container for at least three hours before serving.
Store and Freeze: Keep covered in the freezer for up to two weeks.
While some varieties may taste like ice cream, our recipe tastes more sweet and tangy than regular ice cream. The texture is also smoother than ice cream.
Technically you can, but we do not think the texture turns out as smooth and creamy as our recipe and putting it in the food processor first. In addition, you do not get the additional flavor from the extra add-ins of the fresh fruit combos if you freeze store-bought yogurt. So we do not recommend this option.
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-3: Have your child count the cups of fruit as you pour them into the food processor. This is a great way to practice counting skills!
Ages 4-5: Let your little one help place all of the ingredients in the food processor. They will enjoy watching it turn to frozen yogurt as you turn on the food processor.
Ages 6-8: Get your child involved in planning which flavor(s) you will make. He/she will have fun choosing which combo to make first!
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire Homemade Frozen Yogurt recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Buy fresh fruit when it is on sale, and then freeze it. Fresh fruit is always better than frozen, in our opinion. Summertime is a great time to stock up on fresh berries. And it is cheaper than a bag of frozen fruit. However, you can use a bag of frozen fruit for this recipe. Oftentimes, we buy our bags of frozen fruit at Costco as it is more cost-effective that way.
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Homemade Frozen Yogurt (Healthy Recipe)
- measuring cups
- food processor
- Measuring spoons
- 6 cups 18 ozs frozen fruit, your favorite
- ¾ cup vanilla greek yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract **see notes
- 3 Tablespoons honey or agave nectar
- In a large food processor, add all ingredients and process until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
- Serve immediately for soft-serve texture or transfer to an airtight container and place in the freezer for 3 hours for a harder texture.
- For strawberry and blueberry frozen yogurt, use lemon juice.
- For peach frozen yogurt, use vanilla extract.