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Frozen yogurt is one of summer’s greatest pleasures—smooth, creamy, and arguably a little less of a guilty pleasure than ice cream—and homemade frozen yogurt manages to be even tastier than any store-bought brand. Plus, it’s generally super easy, with many recipes clocking in at just three ingredients—and no ice cream machine required.

Try out these nine recipes for homemade frozen yogurt and you’ll have a cool and refreshing post-dinner treat that’s hard for anyone to resist.

Plus, you won’t have to worry about overpaying for those heavyweight fro yo toppings.

With an Ice Cream Maker

If you have an ice cream maker, it’s great for frozen yogurt too—with the added bonus that you don’t have to deal with eggs or tricky custards.

1. Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt

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A little heavy cream adds body to full-fat yogurt, and creamy natural peanut butter brings tons of flavor to this simple treat. Top with salted roasted peanuts for a delicious contrast. And maybe also some chocolate sauce or syrup. Get our Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt recipe.

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2. Fresh Mint Chip Frozen Yogurt


Fresh mint leaves and high-quality dark chocolate make this a luscious fro yo that’s sweetened with brown rice syrup and enhanced with peppermint extract. Heavy cream and whole-milk Greek yogurt are combined for an extra creamy combo. Get the Fresh Mint Chip Frozen Yogurt recipe.

3. Blackberry Swirl Frozen Yogurt

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Our basic recipe for fro yo is extremely simple and lets the fresh blackberries really shine. You can substitute maple syrup or honey for the white sugar if you’re looking to make it a little bit healthier and you can save leftovers for up to a month in an airtight container in the freezer. Get our Easy Blackberry Swirl Frozen Yogurt recipe.

Without an Ice Cream Maker

If you don’t have an ice cream machine, you can still make any flavor of fro yo you like!

4. Peach Frozen Yogurt


This is a simple recipe that can be made with fresh or frozen peaches. With only vanilla extract, peaches, honey, and low-fat plain yogurt, this fro yo is perfect with some granola for a cool breakfast treat. All you need as far as equipment is a food processor. Get our Peach Frozen Yogurt recipe.

5. Easy Raspberry Frozen Yogurt


This easy 3-ingredient recipe calls for frozen berries, yogurt, and honey to sweeten the tart mixture a little more; the sauce is simply more berries and a little powdered sugar simmered together and strained. Try using other berries in place of the raspberries if you like. Get the Easy Raspberry Frozen Yogurt recipe. (If you love the raspberry-chocolate combo, try this equally easy Raspberry Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt recipe.)

6. Nutella Frozen Yogurt

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Only two tablespoons of Nutella go a long way in this recipe for Nutella frozen yogurt. You can use plain Greek yogurt (or honey-flavored for a little extra sweetness) and feel free to throw in some additions like chopped almonds, walnuts, or dried fruit to jazz it up. Get the Nutella Frozen Yogurt recipe.

7. Strawberry Frozen Yogurt


Chunks of strawberries and fresh basil leaves make this fro yo a perfect end to a hot summer evening. Honey is used to sweeten the yogurt and you can substitute and fresh herb you have growing the garden. Get the Strawberry Frozen Yogurt recipe.

8. Mango Frozen Yogurt


For a tropical treat, use ripe mango in this luscious fro yo with complex flavor—but only three ingredients. Try sprinkling Tajín on top for Mexican street food flair. Get the Mango Frozen Yogurt recipe.

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9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt

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Condensed milk combined with Greek yogurt and 1 percent milk makes for a perfectly sweet and tangy combination that’s a fantastic base for the peanut butter and cocoa powder that’s added in. Finish with sea salt to make the flavors pop. Get the Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt recipe.

Related Video: How to Make Mason Jar Ice Cream for Another Easy Treat


The original version of this story was by Caitlin M. O’Shaughnessy in 2015; it has been updated with additional images, links, and text.

Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy is a New York City–based food writer and editor at Penguin who has worked on and recipe-tested several cookbooks. She is currently in search of NYC’s best ramen, and is one of the few people who admit to disliking brunch.
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