Lemon Frozen Yogurt: Frozen Yogurt of the Gods


Maybe I named this recipe for lemon frozen yogurt the “Yogurt of the Gods” because it has Greek yogurt in it, which instantly makes me think of Greek mythology, or perhaps it was birthed out of how heavenly it tastes. Still, though, there’s a chance that I named it that because my kids have been watching The Lightning Thief, reading the Percy Jackson books and pretending they can control massive amounts of water like any true son of Poseidon could.

Maybe it’s a combination of all three, melded into the fact that I am having a hard time writing a post today after a week with a migraine. Turns out, the perfect cure for post-migraine brain drain is simply sweetened yogurt with a hint of lemon. It’s easy to throw together, and the outcome is a perfect creamy treat just screaming to be covered with summer berries, a fresh peach sauce or nothing at all.

The ingredient list here is simple: strained/Greek yogurt, sugar, a lemon (a bit of both the rind and the juice). Nothing fancy, and nothing too involved either. Simply mix them all together or have a kid do it for you.

Sticking the tongue out of the side of your mouth improves your ability to mix.

And when they’re all mixed up, simply stash it in the refrigerator to make sure it’s nice and cool. When it’s been in there for an hour or more, it gets plopped in the trusty ice cream maker to freeze.

I’ve plopped fresh raspberries on top of this. I’ve drizzled honey over the top. I made an ice cream sandwich for the kids out of those wafer cookies for a snack one day. It’s sweet and tangy perfection in a bowl.

This recipe is adapted from David Lebovitz‘s Vanilla Frozen Yogurt in his book Perfect Scoop.

3 cups strained/Greek-style yogurt (whole or 2%; not fat-free)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated lemon rind

Mix together yogurt, sugar, lemon juice and lemon rind. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Makes approx. (6) 1/2-cup servings.

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Comments

  1. Wow…looks delicious Shaina!!

    I’m in the lemon mood today too. I just made lemon curd and now I’m onto lemon pound cake (with lemon glaze of course!)

    Looks like I’ll have to try this one next.

  2. This looks delish! I’ve been wanting to get an ice cream maker for a long time…now I have even more reason!
    Love how hard your little guy is concentrating!
    ~Liz

  3. I actually have all of the ingredients for this in the house right now! Awesome!

  4. That looks so good that I want to run out and buy a ice cream maker!

  5. Yum! So you’re telling me if I eat this I’ll become a little like Percy Jackson?? ;)

  6. My mom (in Greece) has been making this recipe for years. Some advice use powdered (confectioners) sugar. It dissolves better.

  7. Mmm Lemon is one of my favourite flavours at the moment… well, all the time really. This is just perfect.

    Definitely time to go buy an ice cream maker now though.

    Thanks :)

  8. Making it now yum!So good with chocolate mixed in!:)

  9. Awesome

  10. I highlighted this recipe on my little blog at http://wadelmat.blogspot.com/ Thanks for sharing!

  11. They sounds like perfectly wonderful lemon yogurt to me!

  12. Lemon Yogurt recipe looks yummy. You also took nice pictures.I also have a daycare and will try this recipe for lunch with my daycare babies.

  13. Nancy Gardiner says:

    Lemon yogurt looks so good i crave for it right now thank you for sharing the recipe.

  14. Making it right now…. can’t wait. It’s already delicious unfrozen… I had to lick the bowl.

  15. this looks sooo yum, but by ‘strained’ yogurt do you mean actually 6 cups put thru a cheese cloth like Heather does?
    Hmmm..?

    • I mean 3 cups already strained or Greek-style yogurt, which is strained as well. So, the end result is using 3 cups of pre-strained yogurt. If you strain your own through a cheesecloth, it’s measuring the end product. I hope that helps. :)

      • I had a feeling that’s what you meant..I think..
        I’m going to wing it with 3 cups of Fage Greek yogurt NOT put through a cheese cloth
        I’ll let you know if I pass or flunk :)
        Thanks Carolg

  16. OMG!
    A great easy delicious recipe Shaina
    Thanks so much!!
    Carolg

  17. Anne Schaeffer says:

    can i make this with splenda or some other fake sugar?

  18. Crumbled graham crackers over the top of this is amazing. It’s like lemon cheesecake.

  19. Oops I got just normal yogurt will that work ?

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