Do you want to eat frozen yogurt at home, but you can’t find it at your local grocery store, or you don’t have a frozen yogurt machine to make it? Don’t worry. In this blog, we’ll tell you how to make frozen yogurt at home with just a few simple ingredients, common kitchen equipment, and patience!
Ingredients to make Frozen Yogurt
Below are the necessary ingredients to make frozen yogurt at home:
Prepare the Ingredients
Frozen yogurt is one of the most delicious desserts you can make at home. Before we start making, let’s get the ingredients ready first. For this homemade dessert, you only need a few simple ones. Here is a complete list of all the ingredients and the exact amounts required:
Plain yogurt is a good choice, but plain Greek yogurt is even better. For this recipe, you will need 2 cups of plain Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is great for making frozen yogurt because it has a thick texture and a high-fat content that keeps it from melting in the freezer.
Next, you’ll need a sweetener. 1/4 cup of honey works well, but you can also use regular granulated sugar. It’s just that honey is very good at stopping ice crystals from forming when it’s cold.
You can also add one tablespoon of pure vanilla extract for extra flavor. For the best results, use high-quality pure vanilla.
Steps in Making Fro-yo Without the Frozen Yogurt Machine
It is possible to make frozen yogurt without a machine. Even though it takes a lot more time, the result is still worth it. So, here are some simple steps for making fro-yo at home!
First, mix all the ingredients you have, including plain Greek yogurt, your choice of sweetener, and some vanilla extract.
You can mix things with a food processor or by hand with a whisk. If you decide to use a whisk, think of it as your arm workout for the day since you’ll need to whisk the mixture for about five minutes to make it fluffy.
After the mixture has reached the right consistency, you can put it in a baking dish. After making sure it is spread out evenly, you can cover it with plastic wrap and put it in the freezer for 45 minutes to an hour.
After the time is up, take your baking dish out of the freezer and use your handy rubber spatula to give it a good stir. For the best results, stir the edges already frozen into the middle that is still soft.
After you have stirred it:
- Flatten it back out.
- Cover it again.
- Freeze it for another two hours, making sure to stir it every 30 minutes.
4) Freeze Again
After all that mixing, your frozen yogurt should now be the consistency of soft-serve and be ready to serve and eat. Now, if you want it to be scoopable, put it in a smaller container, so it’s easy to scoop, cover it, and put it back in the freezer for an hour. It should be scoopable now.
5) Flavored Fro-yo!
Well, adding flavors to your for-yo does not really change anything about how it’s made. You just need to add the flavor you want while mixing the ingredients.
Well, if you want a fruity fro-yo, you can always buy frozen fruits at the store, but if you want more flavor, you should purchase fresh fruits and freeze them yourself, then puree them and add them to your mix. There are a lot of options, but mango, raspberry, and chocolate are some of the best.
One of the best things about making your own fro-yo at home is that you know exactly what’s in it. And it’s better for you than other frozen desserts in terms of health as the yogurt itself has a lot of nutrients and good bacteria, less lactose than desserts like ice cream, and fewer calories than most other foods.
If you think it takes too long to make in this way, surely you can also buy a frozen yogurt machine to make this dessert much easier and quicker. Anyway, try this to enjoy your happy day!