Mixed Berry Frozen Yogurt

Loaded with fruits and made with greek yogurt and has less sugar, too this is summer’s guilt-free treat! Easy to make, this delicious and healthy frozen Mixed Berry Frozen Yogurt is perfect for the entire family!

 

 

When I write a post I love to (if possible) relate it to something that I have experienced in the past, particularly my childhood. My memories, just like most Filipinos, revolve around food. Experiences are built at or around food.

When families and friends get together, there’s always food. In fact, our customary greeting, “Kumusta ka na? (How are you?) is often followed by, “O, kumain ka na ba?” (Have you eaten)? To say that we love food is an understatement.

Again, I have been reminiscing about our childhood snacks in the Philippines. At around   mid-afternoon, we like to have “meryenda” (snacks). Of course, every child’s favorite snack is “sorbetes” or ice cream.

 

 

In neighborhoods, you would hear the sound of a bell ringing and, no, it’s not from a church bell, it’s actually from the local ice cream man/vendor or “Mamang Sorbetero” as we fondly call them.

Every town or village would have their own local ice cream vendor that we even have song written about it. Click here to see what a typical “Mamang Sorbetero” looks
like.

Since William and Sophie probably won’t be able to try some local “sorbetes” until they are quite old enough, I took it upon myself to make them at home.

 

 

I already made some Blueberry Ice Cream and Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream for them which were both a hit. This time I thought I would try frozen yogurt for a change.

We have actually first tasted frozen yogurt in Manila. Before frozen yogurt even became a trend in the place where we live (we now have two frozen yogurt shops in the Downtown Holland area, yay!) we already enjoyed it in 2009!

However, since I find some store-bought fro-yo to be either too sweet or not really healthy.  I decided I should make some at home so when I got my ice cream maker, it all became possible! 

I used the Greek strained yogurt so I no longer have to drain the yogurt for hours. So for convenience, I suggest you get the pre-strained yogurt fort this.

Try this delicious and healthy Mixed Berry Frozen Yogurt at the comfort of your home. So yummy, am sure you’ll be so pleased! And it’s actually good for you so it’s a guilt-free treat!

 

 

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NOTES ON INGREDIENTS FOR MIXED BERRY FROZEN YOGURT (RECIPE CARD FOR printing follows below)

  • Fage 2 % Greek Strained Yogurt (or your favorite strained Greek Yogurt) – this is not a sponsored post so simply use your favorite greek yogurt. Just make sure it’s pre-strained first (thick and no extra water). I use Fage because I could find this easily. 
  • Sugar
  • Salt – enhances the flavor despite that it’s not a lot so don’t remove it from the recipe.
  • Vanilla Extract – use the pure one and the not the essence for better flavoring.
  • Honey or Agave Syrup/Nectar – you can also substitute with maple syrup or your favorite liquid sweetener. Adjust to your taste if desired
  • Mixed Berries – use just one particular berry if you like.
  • Lemon juice – use freshly squeezed as it adds that extra fresh tangly lemony flavor.

 

Loaded with fruits and made with greek yogurt and has less sugar, too this is summer's guilt-free treat! Easy to make, this delicious and healthy frozen sweet treat is perfect for the entire family! 

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INGREDIENTS

  • 17.6 oz 2 containers of Fage 2 % Greek Strained Yogurt, (or your favorite strained Greek Yogurt)
  • ½ cup granulated Sugar
  • ⅛ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Honey or Agave Syrup/Nectar
  • 12 oz (up to 1 pound), mixed berries frozen
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon

INSTRUCTIONS

Whisk the yogurt with the sugar, salt, vanilla and honey or agave nectar in a bowl. Cover and place in the fridge while preparing the fruits.

Place the frozen berries in small saucepan. Add the honey and lemon juice.  Heat gently for 10 minutes or until berries have fully defrosted. Strain the sauce. Any liquid remaining you may use for a coulis and make it as topping for pancakes, ice cream etc. Nothing is wasted.

Mix the berry mixture with the yogurt mixture in the fridge. Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions. You can enjoy your frozen yogurt right away. But should you want to freeze it longer, just let the yogurt soften a little before serving.

To make this without an ice cream maker, just place the yogurt mixture in a freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze immediately. After 30-40 minutes take out of the freezer then whisk to break up the ice crystals. Freeze again for another 40 minutes. Repeat the process one more time and then freeze finally for another 1-2 hours or until firm to your liking. Serve thereafter. 🙂 Enjoy!

 

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4 Comments

  1. August 21, 2013 / 3:42 pm

    This looks so easy & yummy! I need to try your recipe with my son's goat yogurt (he's allergic to cow dairy)! ~ Ashlee @ thecrunchymoose.blogspot.com

    • August 21, 2013 / 5:47 pm

      I have made this at least twice already and will be making it again as it's really good and my kids love it! Hope it works well for you, too Ashlee! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    October 19, 2013 / 6:57 am

    This recipe is perfect for my pamangkins. Problem is i dont know where to find mixed berries.

    • October 25, 2013 / 12:08 am

      It's in the frozen section and if you're in the Philippines, you can replace with frozen mangoes and add other tropical fruits to the mix. Thanks for stopping by.

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