Homemade Frozen Yogurt – Day 18 of 30 Days of Healthy Homemade Summer Treats

30 Days of Healthy Homemade Summer Treats

Kids love frozen yogurt. It’s really easy to make – take regular or Greek yogurt, add some sweetener (I prefer honey), and any fruit you want to add to it. You don’t have to add fruit of course, especially if you want to give the kids a topping bar to really make this exciting.

Regular yogurt should be strained before freezing – this will give you a better consistency. Take a cheesecloth, place it in a strainer. Put the yogurt in the cheesecloth and tie off the top. It takes a few hours for it to drain. Make sure the strainer is over a bowl or some other container to catch the liquids so you don’t have a mess. It doesn’t hurt to strain Greek yogurt too, but it’s not as necessary.

I suggest about 1-3 teaspoons of honey per cup of yogurt, but it’s really up to your tastebuds, and of course other sweeteners will require different amounts. Experiment. It’s fun.

Mix up your yogurt, sweetener and any fruits you’ve decided to add in your blender or food processor. Vitamix is my choice, but use what you have on hand.

Freeze the results for 15 minutes to an hour or two, depending on how firm you want your yogurt to be. Frozen yogurt isn’t usually all that firm, after all.

Set up a selection of bowls with toppings. Fruits and nuts are great for keeping things healthy, but it’s usually hard to resist tossing in sprinkles, small candies, chocolate sauce and so forth.

Frozen Yogurt - Day 18 of 30 Days of Healthy Homemade Summer Treats