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Lemon-Basil Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Lemon-Basil Frozen Yogurt Recipe

This creamy, unique froyo is a cinch to make and will have you cooled down in no time. —Bryan Kennedy, Kaneohe, Hawaii
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Process: 20 min. + freezing YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 cups (48 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 4 teaspoons grated lemon peel


  • 1. Line a strainer with four layers of cheesecloth or one coffee filter and place over a bowl. Place yogurt in prepared strainer; cover yogurt with edges of cheesecloth. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Discard liquid from bowl. Place yogurt in a large bowl; stir in the basil, sugar, walnuts and lemon peel.
  • 2. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. Transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving. Yield: 3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 279 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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hollik User ID: 1635474 172080
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"The taste was wonderful. I think the problem with the machines getting bogged down, is that the basil and lemon peel froze solid to the paddles early on. Next time I am going to try it without those ingrediants, until near the end. This recipe definitely tasted more "lemony and basily" the next day."

IRWSmomNV User ID: 5683278 188286
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"Very tasty, but was so think my machine could not churn it. We ended up freezing the mess and just taking out chunks to enjoy."

TX-sashay User ID: 6164065 211666
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"gotta wonder if this bonnielynn lady is related to the recipe provider. I had the same problem Lenny848 did but finally got to the recipe. Not disgusting but I would not make it again. And..."froyo" rates right up there with mani pedi, sammi, veggie and EVOO for annoyance factors. Are you 12?"

Lenny848 User ID: 408632 172079
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"I would probably try this recipe if I could read it before rating it. I've tried to read the recipe 4 times but as soon as I scroll to the ingredients, I get sent to this page. Very upsetting if you want to try a recipe."

bonniedlynn User ID: 5165614 188246
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2010

"This is the best frozen yogurt ever! If you like basil and lemon, you will love this dish. Warning - it's addictive!"

bonniedlynn User ID: 5165614 188997
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2010

"This is the best frozen yogurt ever! If you like basil and lemon, you will love this stuff. Warning - it's addictive."

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