Craving a refreshing dessert that’s both easy to make and irresistibly creamy? Look no further! This two-ingredient frozen yogurt is a game-changer. Bring the frozen yogurt shop to your kitchen. With just two simple ingredients, full-fat vanilla yogurt and granulated sugar, you can whip up a delicious treat that’s perfect for any time of the year. Enjoy it plain, or top it with your favorite fruit chunks, nut butters, a little honey or maple syrup for an extra special treat. The perfect treat for hot summer days.

This homemade frozen yogurt recipe is similar to ice cream, as it is so creamy! But it is less fattening than traditional ice cream. If you want something richer, check out my homemade ice cream recipes, like my Peanut Butter Swirl Frozen Custard Ice Cream Recipe or my Creamy Biscoff Frozen Custard Ice Cream Recipe.

Freshly churned homemade frozen yogurt

The Chemistry of Frozen Yogurt

The magic of this recipe lies in the simplicity of its ingredients. Full-fat vanilla yogurt provides the creamy base, while granulated sugar not only sweetens the yogurt but also lowers the freezing point, resulting in a smooth, scoop-able texture. When churned in an ice cream machine, the mixture aerates, preventing large ice crystals from forming and ensuring a consistently creamy texture. This straightforward process highlights the beauty of using quality ingredients and proper technique.

Freshly churned homemade frozen yogurt
Freshly churned homemade frozen yogurt

What is frozen yogurt?

Full Fat Vanilla Yogurt

Yogurt provides a creamy base and rich flavor. Full-fat or whole-milk yogurt ensures a smooth, creamy texture. I like vanilla yogurt, but you can use plain yogurt if you like it more tart. You can also use your favorite fruit yogurts, like strawberry Greek yogurt, for different flavors.

Granulated Sugar

It sweetens the yogurt and helps achieve a softer, more scoopable texture by lowering the freezing point.

How do you make frozen yogurt?

  1. In a medium mixing bowl add yogurt and sugar. Whisk until combined.
  2. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Once frozen to soft serve consistency, top with fruit or whatever toppings you desire.
  4. Put any leftovers in a freezer container and save it for later.

Storage Tips

Store your frozen yogurt in an airtight container in the freezer to keep it fresh. For the best texture, allow it to soften at room temperature for a few minutes before scooping.

Homemade frozen yogurt is best enjoyed within the first week of making it. While it can be stored longer, it may develop ice crystals over time, affecting the texture.

Freezing Options

If you don’t have an ice cream machine, you can still make this frozen yogurt by freezing it in a shallow dish and stirring every 30 minutes until it reaches the desired consistency. This method takes a bit longer but still results in a delicious treat.

Making Ahead

This frozen yogurt can be made and stored in the freezer. Prepare it a day in advance for a ready-to-serve dessert. If you plan to store it for longer, consider adding a tablespoon of corn syrup or vodka before churning to help maintain a softer texture.

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Why make frozen yogurt?

This easy two-ingredient frozen yogurt is a delightful and refreshing treat perfect for any occasion. With its creamy texture and customizable toppings, it’s sure to become a family favorite. Enjoy making and indulging in this simple yet delicious dessert!

This has got to be one of the easiest and most delightful recipes in my collection. This recipe has become a staple in my home for those times when I want a quick and satisfying dessert without the fuss. It’s creamy, sweet, and can be customized with any topping you love. Whether you’re new to making frozen treats or a seasoned pro, this recipe is sure to become a favorite.

Freshly churned homemade frozen yogurt

FAQs

Yes, you can use low-fat or non-fat yogurt, but the texture will be less creamy. Full-fat yogurt provides the best creamy texture, but if you’re looking for a lighter option, low-fat or non-fat will work, though the frozen yogurt may be a bit icier.

You can make this recipe without an ice cream machine by pouring the yogurt mixture into a shallow dish and freezing it. Every 30 minutes, stir the mixture vigorously to break up ice crystals until fully frozen. This will help create a smoother texture, although it won’t be as creamy as when churned in an ice cream machine.

Absolutely! Add fruit purees, chocolate chips, and nuts, or swirl in sauces like caramel or chocolate before churning. Get creative with your favorite flavors and mix-ins to customize your frozen yogurt.

Store leftover frozen yogurt in an airtight container in the freezer. For the best texture, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before scooping, as homemade frozen yogurt tends to harden more than commercial varieties.

Easy Two Ingredient Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Author: Madison Reid
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Churning Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
This simple and deliciously creamy two-ingredient frozen yogurt will blow your mind!

Ingredients 

  • 32 ounces full fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl add yogurt and sugar. Whisk until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into an ice cream machine and churn it according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Once frozen, top with fruit or whatever toppings you desire.

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal Carbohydrates: 54g Protein: 7g Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 100mg Potassium: 332mg Sugar: 54g Vitamin A: 65IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 259mg Iron: 0.1mg

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Freshly churned homemade frozen yogurt