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Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Oh my gosh, it feels good to be back!  Our internet woes are over, it was 60 degrees today, and Henry got a bath.

Some of us enjoyed that more than others.

We don’t usually bathe him (he’s not the biggest fan) but he was starting to look rumpled and smelled a bit basement-y from his stint in my parents’ house, so since it was so warm out and he could bask in the sun the rest of the day I decided to go ahead and dunk him.

To celebrate the rest of the beautiful spring (I wish) day, Fritz and I walked down port (our cool term for going downtown on the Long Island Sound), got a big bowl of chile con carne to share from Salsa Salsa, and came back for some vanilla frozen yogurt!

It’s a basic and easy recipe that you should really try.  So good as a nice, plain bowl of frozen dessert perfection.

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt (from 101 Cookbooks)

  • 3 C plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 1 t vanilla

Seriously.  That’s it!

Stir the sugar and vanilla into the yogurt until the sugar dissolves (it should only take a minute or two).

Pour the whole mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker (here’s a hint for you–keep the ice cream maker bowl in the freezer so for times like these you can make frozen yogurt on a whim!) and let ‘er rip!

It helps if you can have a cat guard it during mixing time.  It’s an important step you shouldn’t skip.

In about 20 minutes, you should have yourself a nice bowl of soft-serve perfection.

Serve it up and enjoy!  Once you try it plain, I give you permission to add in raspberries and chocolate and coconut and what-have-you.  I took the advice from the original recipe to try it plain first, and I have to suggest that you do the same.

This makes about a quart of froyo.  One tip–it freezes quite solidly once you put it in the freezer, so give it some time to soften before you serve it the second time.

It does freeze super creamy–no big ice crystals.  And seriously, the perfect amount of yogurt tang and sugary sweetness.

Sometimes easy recipes are just the best!

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  1. Sharon

    Your cat comment (about watching the yogurt) with the picture cracked me up. I’ve been liking the Banana Yo Baby yogurts and I just freeze them as is…yummy!

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      that is such a great idea! must try!

  2. BakerBettie

    Oh my goodness. This is adorable. Reminds me of my cat watching the mouse on my computer screen move getting ready to pounce. Too cute.

  3. Anne

    Reminds me of our youngest cat sitting on the printer. Then he attacks the paper as it spits out.

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      cats…they are just so ridiculous

  4. Russell at Chasing Delicious

    Yum. This looks scrumptious. I love how simple it is too. And cute cat pics!

  5. Christine

    Ha, Ha. Thanks for the laugh and the Super Simple recipe. I keep wanting to try some healthier “ice cream” recipes in my Cuisinart (just like yours) but didn’t know where to start. I have everything I need (even the cat) to make this frozen treat today.

  6. Caitlin

    I’m making this for the second time today. I can’t believe how easy this recipe is. Today I used Lemon Extract instead of Vanilla and it is delicious! I threw some cherries on top and it was the perfect lunchtime snack.

  7. Stephanie Lao

    Hi! This recipe is wonderfully simple and it tastes awesome. I used 0% Fage Yogurt and it came out to be nice and creamy. Thank you so much for sharing this. I just bought an Ice Cream maker and have been trying to find yummy and healthy recipes just in time for summer. Thank you again!

  8. Katie

    Looks delicious! Is it possible to make if you don’t have an ice cream maker?

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      yup but beware that it does freeze quite hard so take it out of the freezer an hour or so before you want to eat it to soften!

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