Homemade Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
This homemade strawberry frozen yogurt recipe is beyond easy. It takes just three ingredients and 30 seconds! It’s healthy, delicious, fruity and the perfect quick dessert for hot days. Time to whip up a batch!
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt… Made Right at Home
Most of you know that I love (or I might be slightly obsessed with) my Vitamix. I purchased my first Vitamix years before I ever started Downshiftology as the impetus to adopt healthier eating habits – and it worked.
From smoothies, to soups, to dips, to nut milks and nut butters I pretty much use my Vitamix for everything. It’s been a wise investment because it’s one machine that can do oh, so many things. And that means less appliances and less clutter in the kitchen (which makes my minimalist brain happy).
Did I also mention it can do desserts? It can. And fast. Like today’s super easy homemade frozen yogurt recipe.
Only 3 Ingredients!
Would you believe me if I told you there was just 3 ingredients in this recipe? Yep. It’s just a simple combination of:
- frozen strawberries
- maple syrup (or honey)
That’s it! You can also substitute the strawberries with blueberries, raspberries, kiwi fruit, peaches, or your favorite fruit – so many options.
How To Make Frozen Yogurt (without an Ice Cream Machine)
To make homemade strawberry frozen yogurt just add one cup of yogurt, one pound of frozen strawberries and a little honey or maple syrup to your Vitamix. Then, blend on high and use the tamper to push the frozen berries into the blade. In 30 seconds, you’re done. Yes, it really is that easy.
The frozen yogurt will be the consistency of soft serve at this point or the typical “fro yo” and if you like it soft then eat it right away. But if you’d like to firm it up a little, just add it to a storage container and freeze for an hour or two.
Is Frozen Yogurt Healthy?
Let’s be clear that not all frozen yogurt is created equal. This homemade version is exponentially healthier than anything you can buy in the supermarket or frozen yogurt shop. And that’s because you can control the ingredients and the amount of sugar.
My version of strawberry frozen yogurt has three ingredients – yogurt, strawberries and honey.
For a frozen yogurt shop like Yogurtland (a popular franchise in Southern California) their strawberry frozen yogurt has 16 ingredients – Pasteurized and Cultured Skim Milk, Sugar, Strawberries, Dextrose, Whey, Maltodextrin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetable Mono & Diglycerides, Guar Gum, Carrageenan, Cellulose Gum, Natural Flavors, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid and Red 40.
That makes me cringe. Especially as there’s more sugar than actually strawberries in their frozen yogurt. And those fillers, emulsifiers and red food dye – yuck.
Which Type of Yogurt is Best to Use?
I’m using my homemade yogurt in this recipe, but you could use store-bought yogurt as well. Just look for a plain version with no added sugar. I always grab a grass-fed dairy yogurt but regular or Greek yogurt both work, it’s totally up to you.
Can You Make this Frozen Yogurt Recipe Dairy-free and Vegan?
Absolutely! Just use a dairy-free yogurt and swap maple syrup or another sweetener for the honey.
Homemade Frozen Yogurt Recipe Video
Want to learn how to make this tasty strawberry dessert recipe in just 30 seconds? Watch my quick step-by-step tutorial video below!
More Easy Dessert Recipes You’ll Love
If you love fast and easy dessert recipes, you’ll also love these:
- Chocolate Chia Pudding
- Chocolate Covered Bananas
- No Bake Cookies
- Chocolate Mug Cake
- Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
- Berry Crisp
Homemade Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
- 1 cup yogurt, dairy or dairy-free
- 1 pound frozen strawberries
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- Add the yogurt, honey and strawberries to your Vitamix blender (in that order).
- Turn the blender on high and use the tamper to push the frozen strawberries into the blades. In 30 seconds you’ll have frozen yogurt.
- Scoop out the frozen yogurt and serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and freeze.
- Be careful not to over-blend the frozen yogurt. It’ll get quite soft if you blend it too long.
- Have fun making ALL of your favorite frozen yogurt flavors by switching up the frozen fruit. After strawberry, my next favorite is mango – yum!
- The Vitamix blender I use is the Ascent A3500 model and I absolutely love it. Make sure to check out all my other Vitamix recipes and see what I make with it.
This post was created in partnership with Vitamix (a brand I’ve loved and used for years). All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thanks for this simple and delicious recipe. It hit the spot today for a bit of a sweet treat.
Hi, Thank you for sharing this recipe.I was wondering if using fresh fruit works since I don’t have frozen fruit
Yes, no problem!
I will try this recipe tomorrow. I understand the fruit goes into the blender frozen. Does the yogurt have to be frozen as well or just fridge temperature?
No, the yogurt just needs to be chilled :)
I have been meaning to make this since i saw your recipe a few months ago. Tonight I finally got around to it. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it’s delicious.
Happy to hear you finally got around to making this! It sure is a summertime favorite :)
Sounds and looks delicious. You specify using a Vitamix. (And I see that company sponsored the video.) Will this work in another blender?
Hi Robin – Yes, it can work in other high-powered blenders with strong motors. But you definitely need a tamper to push the frozen ingredients into the blades, in order to blend properly.
I made this recipe with coconut cream instead of yogurt, because of a milk allergy. It was fantastic!
Wonderful! That little tweak sounds delicious!
Have made this twice now – once with strawberry and once with cherry. So easy and so delicious! Is a great option when we want a treat on a warm day.
Definitely the perfect summer treat! :)
Just did it today and loved it, thank you!
Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed this recipe :)
Lisa, your recipes are such gems. I love ice cream and have been looking for healthier alternatives and this was PERFECT (and so easy!). I omitted the honey for a less sweet take on fro-yo and it was perfect. So fresh and delicious. I told my husband that I’ll never need to go out for ice cream again! Your recipes are the best – thank you!
So glad you enjoyed this recipe Julianne!
Hi Lisa, Ive made this before and we love it. It’s always great when it’s freshly made. However, once it’s been frozen overnight it becomes a block and doesn’t have the creaminess and texture of “ice cream”. I don’t have an ice cream maker but how did you get it soft and scoopable after making a big batch?
Hi – yes, that is the one bummer of this recipe, it does harden quite a bit after being frozen. To make it scoopable, I just let it thaw at room temperature for a bit. But you’re right in that it’s not as creamy as ice cream, when made with an ice cream maker, unfortunately. But it’s still tasty!
I made this recipe and put it in the freezer for later tonserve to guests. When I removed it from the freezer, it was a solid frozen block of yogurt ice. After leaving out for 30minutes, it was still to hard to spoon out to serve. Should this recipe be made just prior to serving?
I do think this recipe is best in terms of texture just prior to serving (for that soft-serve texture). Otherwise, you do need to take it out plenty of time ahead in order to thaw.
I love this recipe. The 2:1 ratio of fruits to yogurt works awesome.
The problem I’m having is when freezing the leftovers in an icecream container it gets frozen solid and take hours to get to a point where I’m able to eat it.
Any advice on this?
Hi Jose – yes, unfortunately that’s normal. I’d recommend just removing it with enough time to thaw before you’d like to enjoy. :)
I love this sooooooo much this is so easy and fun I have fallen in love
Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed this recipe :)
How would you recommend making a vanilla or chocolate frozen yogurt? Have you played around with that.
I did make this and it’s super delicious
Hi Jessica – I imagine you could just add some cocoa powder to make a chocolate frozen yogurt and vanilla extract for vanilla flavored. But you’d need to freeze the yogurt in small ice cube trays so that you’re starting with something frozen.
So simple but absolutely delicious : D My new go to dessert!
Wonderful! You can also maybe try it with a different fruit such as blueberries if you feel like getting a little creative :)
I just made this for the kiddoes with a mix of frozen blueberries, pineapple and dragonfruit as I didn’t have enough of each one on its own. Tasted amazing and didn’t need a sweetener. My 3yo son thought it was better than ice cream!!
Hi Joanna – Wow! Can’t believe he thought it was better than regular ice cream :) Looks like you have a keeper dessert that’s much healthier!
Hi Lisa, love your website! It’s a go- to for me! Do you think this recipe would work with a good processor (kenwood) or is Vitamix the key?
Hi Charlotte – yes, you should be able to make this in a food processor as well!
After dinner last night, I wanted something sweet. I remembered seeing this recipe so I whipped it up in my new Vitamix. I over blended a bit but I’m learning! It was soooo creamy and delicious. I’m going to try mango and cherry!
Hi Lisa – Congrats on your new Vitamix! Can’t wait for you to try new flavors with this recipe :)
I love this place in Beverly Hills called go Greek yogurt and would love to make this recipe at home. I only like the plain tart flavor. Would this recipe work without the fruit?
Unfortunately no, as you need the frozen fruit to create the frozen yogurt texture. :)
My family loves Pinkberry’s pomegranate frozen yogurt. Do you think this recipe would work with frozen pomegranate arials?
Hi Beth – I have never tried that, but could work! Definitely try it and let me know how it goes :)
We got our new (refurbished) Vitamix A3500 today. I went shopping today not sure what to get. I happen to buy yogert, an assortment of fresh and frozen fruits, some baby spinach and kale. With plans to go out for dinner, we made thus for dessert. I used about a tablespoon of real maple syrup. This was absolutely delicious. I’ll look through your website for more recipes. Thank you!
Hi Larry – I’m so glad you loved this yogurt! Definitely let me know when you’ve tried other recipes :)
Just made this (but frozen mango) for me and my kids and it was beautiful! Thanks for the recipe, cant wait to try other frozen fruits.
Hi Laura – So glad you and the kids loved this recipe! Can’t wait to hear how it tastes with other fruit :)
What is the serving size for the nutrition value?
Hi Michelle – I would say about 2 scoops of the frozen yogurt!
I made your strawberry yogurt a few days ago using honey, and it was delicious! Our kids loved it. I used our Ninja because I don’t have a Vitamix. I had to do it in two batches then stirred it up and put it in the freezer. We made it today with frozen pineapple, and oh my goodness. It was sweet and so refreshing. The kids can’t wait to go to the grocery store to try a different frozen fruit. Thank you for your recipe.
Sorry. I used my Nutribullet…not a Ninja. Lol
Hi Laura – I’m so excited that you and your kids loved this yogurt! It’s such an easy and healthy snack for them :) Also, I loved how you switched up the fruits in it – pineapple frozen yogurt sounds amazing. Can’t wait to hear how it tastes with other fruit!
I have a Vitamix S50 so I cut this recipe into a 4th of what you called for for everything. Came out perfect! Super delicious. And just the right amount for 1 person serving.
Hi Meagan – The Vitamix works miracles! I’m glad your yogurt came out great :)
This is fabulous. My 9 year old daughter LOVES making this frozen yogurt. You cannot buy frozen yogurt this good. The flavor is out of this world and it is clean- deliscious and quick dessert
Thanks, Mish! Yes, frozen yogurt is the best! :)
Made this tonight and my girls couldn’t get enough. YUM!!! Thank you so very much!
Wonderful! Glad they enjoyed it! And it’s such a healthy sweet treat. :)
I made this tonight with my 2 daughters (9 and 5). We loved it!!! Thank you for all your great recipes. My husband and oldest daughter have Celiac Disease and I love being able to make great healthy homemade dishes for the family.
Wonderful! I’m so happy that you all loved it Heather. :) x
I made this strawberry frozen yogurt on the weekend and it was amazing. I don’t have a Vitamix but have ninja 5 blade blender and it took me less than 5 minutes to make. Even my parents loved it had them over for dinner and made it as a dessert, I used greek yogurt and fresh strawberry that I’ve frozen the day before.
I will be definitely doing this recipe often this summer very refreshing.
Yay – happy the whole family loved it! :) x
On my first attempt, my vitamix (1.2L) stop hafway -I think I overload it. But I still manage to have frozen yougurt with a few chunky strawberries ?. On my second attempt, I use half of the amount and my frozen yougurt is a bit on a soft side…but still yummy. Thanks for the recipe.
Glad you were able to enjoy it either way! :)
Easy and delicious! Especially with local berries and honey. Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed it!
This will be the first think I make when I win the vitamix from you! Great, easy summer recipe! Thanks Lisa!??
Haha. Way to think positive! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you for the next giveaway. ;) x
I don’t have a vitamix machine, so what about my food processor or a ordinary
Most ordinary blenders are likely not powerful enough (and you need the tamper to push into the blades), but it should definitely work in a food processor. Let me know how it goes! :) x
Oh wow that was so quick and easy. Thanks for sharing Lisa.
Yes, so easy it’s crazy. Ha! ;) Hope you enjoy it!
This looks amazing! Do you think I can substitute the strawberries to frozen bananas. Same ratio as strawberries?
Should be okay! Let me know how it turns out :)
Such a fun summer treat! And hey, this post update FINALLY came to my inbox – today, haha :)
Yay! And I did ask but my email provider had no answers as they said it depends on your email system. Ugh. But glad you’re getting my emails again!! And yes, the perfect summer treat! :) x
Can I make this with fresh strawberries and just put it in the freezer longer?
You can, but that would be more similar to freezing a smoothie so it will be more dense frozen. Blending the frozen berries helps to keep it a little more fluffy. :)
Mmm this looks so delicious and I love how easy it is to make!
Thanks Emily! And yes, you can’t beat a 30 second dessert. ;)
Thanks for sharing an idea that I don’t need to buy an extra small appliance to make. Looks delicious and easy, plus perfect timing since it’s strawberry season here.
It’s truly amazing what the Vitamix can do – so definitely no need to buy another appliance. Enjoy the recipe!
This strawberry frozen yogurt looks so delicious and perfect for the summer! I have to try it with cherries too, since I have LOADS of them right now :) Thank you for a great recipe!
You’re welcome! And yes, this recipe would be GREAT with frozen cherries! Yum!
Looks perfect for these warm summer days! Definitely on my “to make” list for tomorrow.
Thanks Kelli! Hope you enjoy it!
I LOVE frozen yogurt, it’s one of my favourite things ever! And I love how simple and easy this recipe is.
And it’s so versatile too! :)
Hey, I have vitamix but sometimes afraid to use with the frozen fruits? but i would like ask you do you always use 2L jug . I think to buy 1L for small portions yogurt or ive creams…but dont know if is good idea , have three kids and love my vitamix:)
And love your cooking style. Hello from Ireland?
You can definitely use your Vitamix with frozen fruits – it works great! I have both the 64oz and 48oz containers, but I still tend to use my 64oz more. :) Thanks so much – I’m happy you’re enjoying my recipes. And hugs to Ireland! x