Come summertime, I crave sweets and frozen treats like it’s my day job. I’m conditioned to listen for a passing ice cream truck, march into a local ice cream parlor, and fill my cup to the brim with self-serve fro-yo. I love ice cream as much as the next person—give me a pint of your creamiest ice cream (salted caramel, please), load it onto a fresh waffle cone, and I am in heaven.
Sometimes, I crave something a little more wholesome than a decadent treat. That’s when I whip up this easy-peasy 3-ingredient frozen yogurt. It calls for just yogurt, frozen fruit, and something sweet, like honey—yes, it’s basically everything I add to my breakfast yogurt so who says I can’t have fro-yo first thing in the morning?
I keep a tub of this impossibly easy, slightly lazy, and 100% delicious treat in the freezer for after dinner, an afternoon treat, and even for an icy breakfast.
How To Make My 3-Ingredient Frozen Yogurt
To make enough frozen yogurt to serve two to three, you’ll need:
- 12 ounces frozen fruit, any kind
- 10 ounces (about 1 1/4 cups) full-fat, plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey
Combine the frozen fruit, yogurt, and honey in a food processor. Blend until completely smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape the sides as needed to get a creamy and light mixture.
Taste it at this point and add more honey if your fruit isn’t sweet enough or if you’d like a sweeter treat.
Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and freeze until firm, 2 to 4 hours. Scoop and enjoy!
The Best Yogurt for Homemade Fro-Yo
I love using Greek yogurt for its thick and creamy texture, but any yogurt will work! My pick is a full-fat plain yogurt for added creaminess and tang. Full-fat yogurt is also less likely to become an unscoopable brick when frozen. If your family prefers, use vanilla or flavored yogurt. This means you may need to add less honey or leave it out.
4 Ways To Take Your Frozen Yogurt to the Next Level
This is an endlessly customizable frozen treat that everyone will love. The world is your oyster! Here are four of my favorite homemade fro-yo upgrades:
- Use frozen mango and pineapple, and add a handful of shredded coconut at the end.
- Use a combination of berries: strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
- Make peaches and cream fro-yo with frozen peaches plus a splash of vanilla extract.
- Take inspiration from chocolate-covered bananas: Use frozen bananas, vanilla yogurt, and a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder.