Strawberry Frozen Yogurt


The dog days of summer are nearly here. I will be the first to admit that I am ready. The drain of the busy school year is evident with my little ones; even my kindergartner (who will soon be no longer, sob!) is burnt out. A few months of no homework or rigid schedules sounds really good right about now, to all of us.

Of course, I’m laughing to myself as I type this, because I know that after about a week of no school, the honeymoon will be over, and the dog days of summer will take on another meaning altogether. This mama might be looking into sleepaway camps after having the kids home for a week.

I joke. Really, you know I do. I am setting goals for my time with the kids – more time at the parks, more time at the pool. more time to really enjoy my children. I’ve been listening to them play together, and the other day, I heard that distinct giggle. You know the kind — those uncontrollable giggles that just keep rolling and rolling. It was music to my ears, and a tune that I realize I haven’t heard in a long while. I’m hoping that this summer, there will be time to hear it more.

I want to hear those giggles as we go fruit picking, and to take home our bushels to transform into treats. And when we pick more than our bellies can hold, there will be batches of icy sweets, such as this Strawberry Frozen Yogurt, floating in a homemade strawberry sauce.

Are you ready? What are you looking forward to most this summer?

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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Yield: Serves 4-6.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

A sweet treat for the summer, this frozen yogurt is made even more fun served floating atop a homemade strawberry sauce.

Ingredients:

2 pints strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/2 cup sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 cup creamy vanilla yogurt
1 cup 2% Greek yogurt

Directions:

Combine the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Adjust sweetness if necessary with more sugar. When the sugar is dissolved, lower heat to a simmer and let it cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and chill until completely cool.

Take 1/2 of the sauce and stir together with the vanilla yogurt and Greek yogurt. Pour into the pre-frozen bowl of your ice cream maker and churn for about 30 minutes, or until it has achieved a thick, frozen yogurt consistency. Enjoy immediately or store in a tightly sealed container in the freezer. Serve with remaining strawberry sauce.

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by Liren Baker on June 1, 2012

23 Responses to “Strawberry Frozen Yogurt”

  1. Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } June 1, 2012 @ 6:44 am (#
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    Happy almost summer! This frozen strawberry yogurt looks so pretty and refreshing. I always make ice cream but never frozen yogurt – will be pinning to make really soon. Lovely photos! Happy Friday!!!!

  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 1, 2012 @ 7:34 am (#
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    How refreshing! With temps reaching in the 90s today, I’d go for a bowl or two. Plus you used strawberries, my favorite :).

  3. Jean June 1, 2012 @ 7:50 am (#
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    Cheers to a summer full of those uncontrollable giggles! Love this frozen yogurt!

  4. Rikki June 1, 2012 @ 8:05 am (#
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    That’s so sweet that you are setting goals on what to do with your children this summer. And what a perfect way to start off June with this frozen yogurt!! Frozen yogurt is my weakness and I’m sad to admit that I’ve never made it myself. But this recipe is inspiring me too, so I think I will [:

  5. I will have this anytime!! It’s really too bad that I don’t have an ice cream maker. I may be the only food blogger who doesn’t have one! time to put this on my list! for the summer, i am looking forward to awesome fresh fruits and vegetables at my farmer’s market!

  6. Yum Yucky June 1, 2012 @ 8:33 am (#
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    oh, drats! I don’t have an ice cream maker, but it’s look like I’m about to get one now! ((winks))

  7. Cassie June 1, 2012 @ 9:16 am (#
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    This is gorgeous, Liren. There is nothing like fresh strawberry desserts in the summer time!

  8. Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers June 1, 2012 @ 9:45 am (#
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    I will have those giggles too next week, then maybe I will start looking for summer camps. LOL! Lovely summer recipe! This is something we all need in the heat of summer.

  9. Sandra's Easy Cooking June 1, 2012 @ 12:27 pm (#
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    What a great post..yes kids are home, and new adventures will begin! Great recipe for amazingly refreshing frozen yogurt! Stunning photos Liren as always!!! I hope you are not tired of me saying it in every post:))) but I do really love them all!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

  10. Brian June 1, 2012 @ 2:53 pm (#
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    I love it! I might try doing a sweet balsamic sauce to pour on top as well. Now, I just need some good weather to come our way.

  11. Suzanne June 1, 2012 @ 6:04 pm (#
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    I can never have enough cold sweets to eat like this. We went blueberry picking this week and it was great family fun.

  12. marla June 2, 2012 @ 6:21 am (#
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    Such a pretty frozen yogurt recipe!

  13. Angie@Angie's Recipes June 2, 2012 @ 6:42 am (#
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    Made something similar with mango, and I called them quick ice cream ;-) Gotta try with strawberries too.

  14. Russell at Chasing Delicious June 2, 2012 @ 8:13 am (#
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    This is my kind of dessert! I know what I’ll be doing with all my strawberries now.

  15. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 2, 2012 @ 12:23 pm (#
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    yum!! how refreshing and delicious! strawberry is such a wonderful dessert flavor! thanks for sharing!

  16. Nami | Just One Cookbook June 3, 2012 @ 12:34 am (#
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    I love both strawberry ice cream AND frozen yogurt. My favorite shop doesn’t have strawberry flavor so I have to make it on my own. This will be one of to make FY this summer!!

  17. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts June 4, 2012 @ 6:36 am (#
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    Trying this for sure!

  18. Magic of Spice June 6, 2012 @ 2:03 pm (#
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    What a beautiful frozen yogurt! Summer and treats like these are what is it all about!

  19. we’re so ready for summer. The long summer activity list is almost done. Time to start turning them into reality. enjoying some frozen strawberry yogurt like yours is definitely on the list!

  20. Jennifer (Delicieux) June 7, 2012 @ 3:40 am (#
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    It’s winter here, so I’m really longing for the warm days of summer. Your frozen yoghurt looks so delicious and refreshing and perfect for those hot summer days.

    Gorgeous photos as always Liren!

  21. Chandara of Spicy Green Mango June 8, 2012 @ 10:13 am (#
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    OMG! I love the strawberries shot! So vibrant and true to what we see in nature. Lovely, [clap, clap, clap!] Liren!

  22. Krista June 11, 2012 @ 3:15 pm (#
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    This looks wonderful Liren! And yes, all too soon we will be wishing for overnight camps. Or at least sleepovers at Grandma and Grandpa’s. The giggle moments sure do make the sibling rivalry easier to tolerate.

  23. Aqiyl Aniys February 17, 2014 @ 9:15 am (#
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    Looks great. I will have to try it with coconut yogurt instead because I don’t eat dairy.

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