A Healthy Frozen Yogurt Recipe with tips for how to make frozen yogurt with just four ingredients: Greek yogurt, frozen fruit, vanilla, and honey.
This homemade frozen yogurt is just another testament to the fact that making things at home can be easy, inexpensive, and healthier than anything you would find at the store!  You can even use any type of frozen fruit!  Don’t miss all my other Healthy Kid Snacks!

Frozen yogurt served in a white bowl with a sprig of mint and fresh peach slices on the side.

Frozen Yogurt Recipe

We have been enjoying some wonderfully warm weather lately, and in celebration I decided to whip up some delicious peach frozen yogurt! I love this frozen yogurt recipe because you can customize it based on your mood and include any type of frozen fruit that you like!

Another huge bonus to homemade frozen yogurt is that you don’t need an ice cream maker! All you need to make this easy, healthy recipe is a food processor or blender and 4 simple ingredients! This was the perfect, guilt-free treat I’ve been craving! If you love frozen yogurt, you’ll love this easy, healthy recipe!

What is frozen yogurt?

Frozen yogurt is a yogurt based frozen dessert that is similar to ice cream in texture and consistency.  It is a popular low fat frozen dessert thats main ingredients include yogurt and fruit.

What’s the difference between ice cream and frozen yogurt?

The biggest difference between ice cream and frozen yogurt is the type of dairy that is it’s main ingredient. Ice creams main ingredient is heavy cream where the main ingredient in frozen yogurt is yogurt, or cultured milk.

A white dish with peach frozen yogurt and an ice cream scoop scooping a spoonful out.

If frozen yogurt healthy?

Many people assume that because frozen yogurt is different from ice cream, it is a healthy dessert.  But which one is really healthier?  Ice cream is made with heavy cream, and so it often has a higher fat content than frozen yogurt.  However, while frozen yogurt may be lower in fat, it is often higher in sugar content.  Because fat contributes more calories per gram than sugar, ice cream is often a bit higher in total calories than frozen yogurt.

However, be careful and don’t just assume your frozen yogurt is healthy because it’s called yogurt instead of ice cream. When considering the health difference between frozen yogurt and ice cream, consider what flavor of dessert you choose, and how many grams of sugar in contains.   Some frozen yogurt flavors are completely packed with sugar!

To learn more about the dangers of sugar, check out my post, “How Sugar Can Make or Break Your Healthy Lifestyle.

Ingredients in frozen yogurt:
  • Greek yogurt
  • Frozen fruit
  • Vanilla
  • Honey
How to make frozen yogurt:

Combing the yogurt, honey, and vanilla in a medium bowl.  Once smooth, freeze the mixture for 1 hour.  Place the frozen peaches in a food processor or blender and blend until they reach very small chunks.  Add frozen yogurt to the food processor or blender with the peaches.  Pulse the mixture a few times until it’s fully incorporated.  Transfer the mixture back to the bowl and refreeze for another 1-2 hours depending on how hard or soft you like your frozen yogurt.

Four process photos for making peach frozen yogurt including a photo of the ingredients, and the ingredients being blended in a food processor until smooth.

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Recipe

Frozen yogurt served in a white bowl with a sprig of mint and fresh peach slices on the side.
Prep 2 hours
Total 2 hours
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Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender (ideally with a tamper) or a food processor and blend until smooth. Add an extra spoonful or two of Greek yogurt, if needed, to help it mix.
  • Freeze for at least 2-3 hours before scooping and serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 250mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 370IUVitamin C: 7.5mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 0.3mg

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*I originally shared this recipe March 2014. Updated March 2019.

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  1. I don’t have greek yogurt so I think i’ll just drain my regular plain yogurt for a few minutes in my fine mesh strainer. I’m sure this recipe is a winner. Real vanilla beans, stevia, and xanthan gum are also my intended changes. I read recently that a famous ice cream brand sold out and is nowhere near the same recipe of old. So sad! This easy healthy recipe makes me happy again, lol.

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