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The Best Thing I Have Ever Made with My Ice Cream Maker


Strawberry Frozen Yogurt! What’s that? You say it’s September? You say, “Isn’t Strawberry Frozen Yogurt kinda silly in, uh, September? You know, like 2 months after berry season?”

Yeah. So what’s your point? I managed to find some strawberries at Trader Joe’s a couple of days ago, was just walking by and I smelled them and man, did they smell good. So I bought them and then they sat for a couple of days. Then they got moved into the fridge for another day or two because they were getting pretty ripe and NO ONE was eating them. And then yesterday they turned into delicious and amazing strawberry frozen yogurt. I am just kicking myself for not making this earlier in the Summer.

If you can still find berries by you and you have an ice cream maker, you must do this!

Strawberry-Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
16 oz fresh strawberries, washed and halved
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp Chambord or other fruit liqueur
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 ice cream maker


Take your berries and add them to a pot with the liqueur, sugar and lemon juice. Heat over medium heat until the sugar melts, boils and you get a good amount of strawberry liquid in the pot. Let cool for about 30 minutes.


Add berries and liquid to a food processor or blender and puree.


Add yogurt and vanilla and blend until combined.


Store in a container in the refrigerator until very cold.


Add to your ice cream maker and…uh…make frozen yogurt! Scoop it out, place into a freezer-safe container and freeze for an hour or two until more firm. I like to place some plastic wrap right down on top of the ice cream and then put the lid on the container.


Scoop and enjoy!

3 comments to The Best Thing I Have Ever Made with My Ice Cream Maker

  • Robert

    Looks delicious! I just bought an ice cream maker yesterday and I think I’ve found the perfect recipe to christen it with.

  • :)

    Have you experience homemade ice cream freezes up hard as a rock if frozen for a few days?

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