Our most favorite recipes are those that are quick, easy, delicious and healthy. This 3-ingredient, 5 minute homemade frozen yogurt recipe does that for us, and hopefully will for you as well. Please let us know!
We discovered this quite by accident. We have a garden and a blueberry orchard and during harvest season, we freeze the extra blueberries to preserve them to enjoy long beyond harvest time.
Frozen fruits make great summer snacks, as does yogurt. So I dolloped a handful of frozen blueberries into some yogurt and let it sit for a few minutes before eating so that it wouldn’t freeze my teeth.
When I went to stir them together, the yogurt had frozen slightly and made a stiffer batter, very much like frozen yogurt. Sure, it’s not as creamy as the ice cream-like version of frozen yogurt, and it takes more berries than yogurt to get that frozen effect, but overall it’s very good for such a quick and easy treat.
This fits our favorite recipe criteria as well and it’s become a favorite quick “frozen yogurt” fix for our family. If you’re focused on healthier snacks, you may also enjoy this strategy for managing cravings.
Yogurt With Frozen Berry Snack Is:
- Frozen blueberries
- Maple Syrup or Sorghum (optional)
Stir together, frozen blueberries and yogurt (and sweetener if using it). Let sit out approximately 5 minutes. The frozen blueberries will begin to freeze the yogurt. Stir again and enjoy.
The ratio is approximately 1-1, such as 1 cup yogurt and 1 cup blueberries, however, you can adjust that ratio up or down to suit your preferences. For this simple 5-minute yogurt, it’s the frozen berries that cause the yogurt to freeze up, so the more berries, the colder the yogurt will be.
We favor organic yogurt from grass fed cows. Greek yogurts tend to have the best and smoothest texture, but you can just use your favorite yogurt.
We’re using our homegrown blueberries whenever we have them, or organic frozen from Costco, when we run out.
Since we’re watching our sugar intake, if the berries are really sweet, we don’t add the sweetener. If they’re a little on the tart side then anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon of maple syrup or sorghum is enough to be delicious, and still a lot more nutritional that most frozen yogurts, especially of the store bought varieties.
5 Minute Homemade Frozen Yogurt
- Stir together, frozen blueberries and yogurt – add sweetener if using it, (see notes).
- Let sit out at room temp for approximately 5 minutes. The frozen blueberries will begin to freeze the yogurt.
- Stir again and enjoy.
- The ratio is approximately 1-1, such as 1 cup yogurt and 1 cup blueberries per serving, however, you can adjust that ratio up or down to suit your preferences.
- If the blueberries are sweet, we opt out of sweetener for an eve healthier snack. If blueberries are tart we may add 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp. maple syrup or sorghum. Both are healthier options than sugar.
- We prefer organic yogurt from grass fed cows.
- We’re using our homegrown blueberries whenever we have them, or organic frozen from Costco or Amazon/Wholefoods
SUBSTITUTIONS:Naturally, this recipe is infinitely flexible and changeable. From mixed berries to a variety of toppings, such as nut mix, whipped cream and sprigs of mint, there are so many ways to use this super simple, 5 minute homemade frozen yogurt recipe. FOR MORE FROZEN: Sit in freezer for 5-35 minutes FOR SMOOTH AND CREAMY: blend in a blender before eating FOR MORE LIKE ICE CREAM TEXTURE, freeze in an ice cream machine.
Another favorite scrumptious blueberry recipe is this winning lemon blueberry breakfast cake.