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Frozen Strawberry Greek Yogurt

 

 

 

Make your own rich and creamy frozen yogurt with four simple ingredients at home including fresh strawberries and reduced fat plain Greek yogurt.

Make your own rich and creamy frozen yogurt with four simple ingredients at home including fresh strawberries and reduced fat plain Greek yogurt.

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My family loves ice cream. Seriously. If I bought it, they would go through two tubs of ice cream a week! Since they enjoy it so much, I thought I would help them out a bit by making their favorite treat a little healthier by using Greek yogurt.

I’ve made and shared my recipe for Strawberry Ice Cream a couple of years ago and it was one of their favorites so I decided to make it again, this time using healthier and less ingredients. This recipe for Frozen Strawberry Greek Yogurt was incredibly creamy, it hardly tasted like we were eating yogurt at all!

Frozen Strawberry Greek Yogurt

First off, you’ll need an ice cream maker. The one I have I received as a birthday gift from my mom a few years ago, but you can get them under $75. Hint. Hint. Mother’s Day is right around the corner! 😉 I love mine because it’s simple to use and I can make ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet all with the same machine.

I just keep the freezer bowl in my freezer after each use so that when the mood strikes, it will be cold and ready to go because my family tends to crave ice cream at the oddest times.

For this recipe, you’ll only need four ingredients: fresh strawberries, 2% plain Greek Yogurt, sugar and vanilla extract. I suppose you can use frozen strawberries as well, but you would have to defrost them first so that you can dice them into smaller pieces.

Make your own rich and creamy frozen yogurt with four simple ingredients at home including fresh strawberries and reduced fat plain Greek yogurt.

As for the yogurt, I used and highly recommend Fage brand. (And no, this is not a sponsored post. I really do love and eat their yogurt daily.)  I don’t know what the difference is with their brand versus some other popular brands, but I really love the creaminess of Fage.

And for those of you who may be lactose intolerant like I am, let me just say I eat a 4oz. Fage Greek yogurt every day for lunch and have no issues whatsoever!

Frozen Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Ok so back to the recipe, first combine the yogurt with the sugar in a large bowl, then mix with a handheld , blender until most of the sugar has dissolved; about 1-2 minutes on medium.

Next, chop the strawberries into smaller pieces (once they’ve been washed of course) and add them to the bowl along with the vanilla. Mix together, then pour into the maker’s freezer bowl. Turn the machine on and let it churn for about 25 minutes.

Place the frozen yogurt into a plastic container with a lid or a loaf pan covered tightly with plastic wrap. I like to use the bottom of a juice glass to press down on the wrap to adhere to the yogurt so that it reduces the air and gives it a tighter seal. Then, place the pan into the freezer for about 1-2 hours until the yogurt sets.

Frozen Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Though I used a regular sized loaf pan, I highly recommend placing the frozen yogurt into smaller containers or loaf pans because this recipe makes 12-1/2 cup servings; especially if you’re not going to eat it all in one sitting. What I found was that if the yogurt was frozen for more than 2 hours, it got extremely hard and I had to let it sit out at room temperature before being able to scoop.

Homemade Frozen Strawberry Greek Yogurt with only 4 ingredients is rich and creamy! Click To Tweet

My family LOVED this healthier version of frozen yogurt and so did I.  I did a nutritional analysis comparing this Frozen Strawberry Greek Yogurt to my Strawberry Ice Cream recipe and here’s what I found per serving:

  1. Calories reduced by 51%
  2. Fat grams reduced by 86%
  3. Cholesterol reduced by 86% (a plus for me as I’m managing my high cholesterol through diet and exercise instead of medication)
  4. Protein grams increased by 81%

Pretty amazing huh?! And you won’t even miss the added calories, trust me. ~Enjoy!

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Frozen Strawberry Greek Yogurt
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Frozen Strawberry Greek Yogurt
Prep Time
30 mins
 

Make your own rich and creamy frozen yogurt with four simple ingredients at home including fresh strawberries and reduced fat plain Greek yogurt.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 142 kcal
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 16 oz. Fresh Strawberries, washed, hulled and chopped
  • 35 oz. Plain 2% Greek Yogurt (I used Fage)
  • 1 c. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Combine the yogurt with the sugar in a large bowl, then mix with a handheld , blender until most of the sugar has dissolved; about 1-2 minutes on medium.


  2. Next, chop the strawberries into smaller pieces and add them to the bowl along with the vanilla. Mix together with a spatula, then pour into the maker's freezer bowl. Turn the machine on and let it churn for about 25 minutes.

  3. Place the frozen yogurt into a plastic container with a lid or a loaf pan covered tightly with plastic wrap. (I like to use the bottom of a juice glass to press down on the wrap to adhere to the yogurt so that it reduces the air and gives it a tighter seal). Then, place the pan into the freezer for about 1-2 hours until the yogurt sets.

Recipe Notes

*Though I used a regular sized loaf pan, I highly recommend placing the frozen yogurt into smaller containers or loaf pans because this recipe makes 12-1/2 cup servings; especially if you're not going to eat it all in one sitting. What I found was that if the yogurt was frozen for more than 2 hours, it got extremely hard and I had to let it sit out at room temperature before being able to scoop. 

 

Nutrition Facts
Frozen Strawberry Greek Yogurt
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 35mg 1%
Potassium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Sugars 20g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutritional information is based on specific ingredients and products used in this recipe and was calculated by MyFitnessPal.com; which may not be 100% accurate. 

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