Greek Yogurt Ice Cream

Greek Yogurt Ice Cream

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  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup whole-milk Greek-style yogurt

Recipe Preparation

  • Combine 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 1 cup whole milk, and 1/2 cup sugar in heavy medium saucepan. Bring mixture to simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Whisk 3 large egg yolks and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in large heatproof bowl until blended. Gradually add hot cream mixture to yolk mixture and whisk until blended. Return mixture to saucepan and stir over medium-low heat until custard thickens slightly and coats back of spoon when finger is drawn across and instant-read thermometer inserted into mixture registers 170°F, about 3 minutes (do not boil). Pour custard through strainer set over medium bowl. Place bowl with custard in larger bowl filled halfway with ice and water. Whisk occasionally until custard is almost cool to touch, about 5 minutes. Remove bowl with custard from ice water. Whisk yogurt and pinch of salt into custard. Refrigerate custard until well chilled.

  • Transfer custard to ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer yogurt ice cream to freezer container. Cover and freeze until ice cream is firm. DO AHEAD Can be made 3 days ahead. Keep frozen.

Reviews Section

No-Churn Banana Cinnamon Ice Cream Homemade gelato made easy! There's no ice cream maker required for this divine Banana Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Ice Cream. It's made with only 5 ingredients and is as healthy as ice cream gets! This Greek Yogurt Ice Cream is LIFE, my friends!! Banana and Cinnamon is my favorite ice cream flavor ever and has been for many many years. Let me tell you a little story. When I was about 12, I went on a school trip to Rome and it was love at first sight. I fell in love hard with this city, this country and its language and decided that I would go and live there when I am 18. You can ask anyone who you knew me at the time: I was obsessed with everything Italy. Life followed its course and I did not end up living there (as for now anyway!) but I still traveled there as often as I could and up until we left France 5 years ago, I would go there at least once a year. Which gave me plenty of occasions to eat much gelato. My favorite ice cream place in Rome is called Giolitti and they make a mean cinnamon ice cream. Which of course I paired with banana. The first time I tried this banana cinnamon ice cream combo was during my first school trip and I never looked back. I did try other flavors of course but kept coming back to the one and only "banana e cannella". (OMG look, I just found a proof in my photo archives!! This is me in 2014 eating a banana e cannella ice cream! I think that yellow thing on top was mango . but I can clearly see the banana and cinnamon just behind . )

A creamy Greek yogurt ice cream base flavored with cinnamon and banana! Gelato-paradise!

So today, I'm beyond excited to bring you this little piece of Rome and me to your kitchen. My Greek yogurt ice cream base is much healthier than a traditional gelato (no heavy cream and it's only sweetened with maple syrup) but still as creamy and delicious.

And you don't need an ice cream machine to make this divine Banana Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Ice Cream. So easy!

If you tried this Banana Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Ice Cream, don’t forget to rate the recipe below and let me know how it went in the comments – I love hearing from you! You can also follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook for more deliciousness and behind-the-scenes!

20 Weight Watchers Recipes Using fat-free Greek Yogurt

I think most everyone doing Freestyle knows that fat-free Greek yogurt is zero points. That is such a bonus! There are so many things you can do with it. I came up with a list of 20 different recipes that use fat-free Greek yogurt.

There is no way I could eat this yogurt plain. It really needs to have something added to it. That’s why I love coming up with new recipes using fat-free Greek yogurt.

Here is a list of some of my most popular recipes using fat-free Greek yogurt. You can find everything from snacks to meals.

This Mini Strawberry Galette is one of my favorite desserts. For this recipe the yogurt is in the crust.

Only 1 Freestyle point for this Banana Split.

FroYo Bark was my first recipe using fat-free Greek yogurt. It was a huge hit and 0 Freestyle points.

This Blueberry FroYo Bark is also 0 Freestyle points.

FroYo Bites are conveniently kept in the freezer and are also 0 Freestyle points.

This Orange Creamsicle Treat is one of my most popular recipes. It really tastes like a creamsicle!

If you’re in the mood for chocolate try this Chocolate Frozen Yogurt. Only 1 Freestyle point!

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip is only 1 Freestyle point per serving and goes great with fruit.

Chocolate Chip Dip is good as a snack or dessert.

Brownie Batter Dip is also used with fat-free Greek yogurt.

These look like chocolate covered strawberries, but they’re actually Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberries. They’re 1 Freestyle point for 2 strawberries.

BBQ Chicken Pizza is one of my personal favorites.

If you’re in the mood for something different try this Spinach & Artichoke Dip Pizza.

Pinwheels make a great snack or light lunch.

These Crab Cakes are even made using fat-free Greek yogurt. You would never even know.

Greek Yogurt Blueberry Ice Cream

This recipe for Greek Yogurt Blueberry Ice Cream seriously could not be easier. It&rsquos the perfect simple treat when you&rsquore craving a little something sweet.

To whip up this Greek yogurt ice cream you basically only need one ingredient- your favorite Greek yogurt, 5 minutes and a blender. Let&rsquos face it. It&rsquos bathing suit season right now. I have a beach vacation in the coming weeks and a bikini to wear&hellip. yikes! Greek yogurt blueberry ice cream will be the only ice cream treat I&rsquoll be indulging in until I&rsquom actually on my vacation. Ha!

My favorite Greek yogurt to use for this recipe is Dannon Light and Fit Blueberry Greek Yogurt. This is post is not sponsored by Dannon and I did not receive any Greek yogurt free of charge, it simply has the best flavor and level of sweetness for achieving a Greek yogurt ice cream that actually tastes like a dessert. You don&rsquot even need to add in the Stevia or fresh fruit.

Greek yogurt ice cream is pretty awesome, but aren&rsquot these little crumpled looking cups the cutest thing you&rsquove ever seen? Revol so generously sent them to me to try out. They are definitely a conversation piece! You can actually bake muffins in them. My kiddos got a big kick out of their breakfast when I served their muffins in these unique cups. You could also use them for soup samplers, oatmeal, pudding and whatever else your heart desires.


I found this recipe quite sweet, even after adding an extra cup of yogurt. And, I'm not sure the cream is necessary, though I could be wrong. Iɽ probably try to make it with just milk next time.

I make agave sweetened, greek yogurt ice cream in a high speed blender at consultations4health.blogspot It only has 3 ingredients!

This tastes more like cheesecake than yogurt. It is plenty rich with non-fat yogurt. However, the extra fat might make it stay softer in the freezer? I leave mine out at room temperature to soften for a couple minutes before serving. I am a big fan of cheesecakes, so I probably won't be making this again. cswalsh2002: Did you add the 1 cup heavy whipping cream?

I don't make ice cream often, but that may change. This is a wonderfully tangy, but sweet, ice cream with a lovely texture. It was a perfect foil to the buttermilk cake with pear compote. I realized once I began making this that I had 2%, not whole, yogurt and that it was a 7 ounce container rather than a full 8 ounces. We didn't notice any missing richness. One word of warning: this recipe, along with the cake, entails several steps so be sure to plan ahead.

I have made this twice and love the taste. The only problem I have with it is that it's way too hard. I have to leave it out for at least 10 minutes before I can even serve it. Does anyone have any suggestions?

This was absolutely devine. I served it with the raspberry buttermilk cake from the 6/09 issue of Gourmet. Huge hit with family and friends!

I am just about to make this and wanted to check the reviews. The online recipe omits an ingredient that was in the print version in the magazine-- i cup heavy whipping cream! I can only imagine that it will make all the better.

OMG I just made this to take to a friend who loves greek yogurt and jas a weakness for ice cream who is just home from major surgery. I'm doing all I can not to polish it all off myself before tomorrow! Don't change a thing. it's simply wonderful!

Fantastic. Not too sweet and perfect texture. Needs at least 2-3 pinches of kosher salt added at the end though, taste between each pinch to be on the safe side.

16 Homemade Frozen Yogurt Recipes That'll Melt in Your Mouth

Summertime temps mean that frozen custard and ice cream are the name of the game. So we're officially declaring it the season of the scoop. But don't just dive spoon-first into that bowl of homemade ice cream make room for another one of our favorite frozen treats: frozen yogurt.

Hear us out. Yes, your local soft-serve fro-yo joint has probably been around for a while, and you've come to really like adding all those toppings. But guys, we're talking about homemade frozen yogurt, which is an entirely different sort of concoction altogether. You&rsquoll be absolutely blown away by how easy it is to make your own creamy creations. In fact, most recipes only call for about three or four ingredients: fruit, some sort of sweetener (raw honey, maple syrup, etc.), and regular or Greek yogurt for the base. And while it can help to have an ice cream maker, it's not, strictly speaking, necessary to bring these ideas to life. For many homemade fro-yo flavors, you can get by with a food processor or blender.

So, with this new homemade frozen yogurt insight, get to work whipping up your very own batches of the light treat for the whole family. Start with our uber-creamy vanilla-frozen-yogurt base recipe, below. After that, check out some upgrades, including blueberry basil, mango lassi, and green tea honey. After that, check out some of our favorite recipes from around the web&mdashor just go to town adding your own mix-ins. Strawberry peanut-butter? Why not? The best part of making your own flavor is you get to decide!

Lighter than traditional ice cream, but still just as creamy and luscious, this frozen yogurt is the perfect guilt-free summer treat.

Get the recipe.

The farm-stand blueberries add color and flavor, but it's the genius addition of fresh basil that provides this sweet treat with a surprising depth of flavor.

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If you've ever had a mango lassi yogurt drink on a hot day, you know just how refreshingly cool they are. But take those flavors and put them in a frozen yogurt, and they're positively reinvigorating.

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There's possibly no flavor combination that says summer more than strawberry and rhubarb. While the classic pies and galettes are pretty unbeatable, there's a soft-serve place in our hearts for this delicious fro-yo take.

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Green tea ice cream, that staple of Japanese restaurants everywhere, is practically worth the trip out all by itself. Now you can have this lighter version at home whenever you want.

Raspberry Linzer cookies are, arguably, the best Christmas cookie there is. But that doesn't mean you have to wait until it's cold to enjoy the flavor. This sweet treat will have you feeling like it's Christmas in July.

The ingredients you'll need

You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this tasty dessert. The exact measurements are included in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:

Sweetener: For the smoothest texture, it's a good idea to use a powdered sweetener. Powdered erythritol works well. If you don't mind sugar, you can use powdered sugar, although white granulated sugar will also work. I often use stevia - I like stevia glycerite since it nearly eliminates any aftertaste.

Unsweetened cocoa powder: I like to use Dutch-processed cocoa powder. It's less acidic than natural cocoa powder.

Plain Greek yogurt: I highly recommend using whole-milk yogurt. This will give you the best flavor and texture.

Vanilla extract: Try to use the real thing - pure vanilla extract - and not the artificially flavored stuff.

Matcha Frozen Yogurt


Though it’s much easier to make matcha frozen yogurt with an ice-cream maker, you can still create this delicious treat without making a trip to the store.

Once your matcha frozen yogurt is finished, put it to the taste test. Invite some friends over and fill up their bowl. Food is one of the best ways to make memories with your loved ones, and no one is going to forget how awesome this matcha frozen yogurt tastes. You may want to bookmark this page because at least 2 of your friends are going to ask for the recipe.

On the other hand, having matcha frozen yogurt in the freezer can be a lifesaver after a hard day at the office. Either way, this matcha frozen yogurt leaves your mouth feeling much cleaner than matcha ice cream. The greek yogurt and fresh fruit create a crisp and refreshing texture that leaves your mouth feeling clean. For even more flavor, experiment with other fresh fruits. A few of our favorite include mangos, blueberries, and raspberries. When you’re finished, share your alterations in the comments.

  • scoop Trutein Peanut Butter Marshmallow Cookie Protein (** Vanilla protein will work as well **)
  • 4 tablespoons PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
  • 1 cup unsweetened Vanilla almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cup 0% Fage Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 15-20 drops Vanilla Cream Sweet Leaf Stevia
Step 1
Place your ice cream maker base in the freezer overnight. This can also be made without an ice cream maker.
Step 2
Combine all ingredients in the bowl of your stand mixer. Using the wire whisk attachment, mix until very well combined and mixture is smooth.
Step 3
Pour in the ice cream maker and let churn for 15-20 minutes depending on your manufacturers instructions. ** If you do not have an ice cream maker, simple pour the mixture in a glass or tupperware container and freeze. **
Step 4
Scoop contents out and place in a large storage container. Freeze until ready to use. You will need to temper the ice cream for 10-15 minutes before eating.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (makes 4 large servings): calories- 138, protein- 24 g, fat- 3 g, carbs 10 g