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Frozen Greek Vanilla Yogurt Recipe

Frozen Greek Vanilla Yogurt Recipe

It's simple and easy to make your own frozen Greek yogurt—you might even want to get the kids in on the fun. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min.+ chilling Process: 15 min.+ freezing YIELD:5 servings


  • 3 cups reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin


  • 1. Line a strainer or colander with four layers of cheesecloth or one coffee filter; place over a bowl. Place yogurt in prepared strainer; cover yogurt with sides of cheesecloth. Refrigerate 2-4 hours.
  • 2. Remove yogurt from cheesecloth to a bowl; discard strained liquid. Add sugar and vanilla to yogurt, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • 3. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine cold water and lemon juice; sprinkle with gelatin and let stand 1 minute. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir and let mixture stand 1 minute or until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • 4. Pour yogurt mixture into cylinder of ice cream freezer; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions, adding gelatin mixture during the last 10 minutes of processing.
  • 5. Transfer frozen yogurt to a freezer container. Freeze 2-4 hours or until firm enough to scoop. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 225 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 14 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.