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20 Healthy Frozen Yogurt Recipes to Make Your Summer Oh So Sweet

When warm weather hits, there’s no shortage of ice-cold treats to lead you astray. Skip the sundae and satisfy your sweet tooth with these healthy frozen yogurt recipes instead.

Remember how great it was to be a kid in the summer?

You’d play outside until you finally got sunburned enough that your parents made you come back into the house, and then you’d promptly run to the freezer for an ice cold popsicle. And it was the best thing ever.

Or maybe you lived in a neighborhood where you were lucky enough to have an ice cream truck roll down the street every evening and you’d hand over some change in exchange for delicious, melty ice cream on a stick.

Well, these recipes are just as great as those memories.

Actually, these recipes are even better, because they’re fit for adults. And they’re “calorie-friendly” enough to not screw up your your diet plan, too.

So whether you were a Crunch Bar kid or a fan of Push Up Pops, King Cones, Lemon Ice, Fudgsicles, or the classic frozen Snicker’s, you’ll find the adult equivalent in this list of healthy frozen yogurt recipes.

From Lemon Meringue Frozen Yogurt to Fresh Mint Chip Frozen Yogurt, Cake Batter Frozen Yogurt, and Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Drops, these recipes will satisfy a sweet tooth on even the hottest days.

As a bonus, many of them boast a healthy portion of protein, unique flavors, and/or significantly less sugar and artificial flavorings than the treats we gobbled up as kids.

Enjoy!

Vanilla Bean Greek Frozen Yogurt

Serves 8

Who says vanilla has to taste plain and unremarkable? When you use real vanilla beans, or even a high-quality vanilla extract, you’ll notice the difference.

This vanilla frozen yogurt will require an ice cream maker, but the good news is it’ll do all the work for you. All you’re left to worry about is getting the quality of ingredients that’ll make this low-carb frozen yogurt taste as good as ice cream.

Although vanillin (aka imitation vanilla) is hard to tell apart from the real deal in most baked goods, this is one time you won’t want to skimp. The vanilla paste can be purchased or made by grinding the whole bean and then straining it. Or, you can skip that altogether and another teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

144

Calories

13 g

Protein

8 g

Carbs

7 g

Fat

Ingredients

3 cups + 3 Tbsp. (32 oz.) nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1/4 tsp. salt

2 cups half-and-half

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. vanilla bean paste

2 tsp. vanilla-flavored stevia extract

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Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

Serves 4

You can use any kind of cocoa powder to make chocolate frozen yogurt. Yet with Nesquik, you’ll get the benefit of extra nutrients.

Chocolate already has essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, and iron, but not enough to meet daily requirements unless you wolf down multiple bars of dark chocolate.

Replace regular cocoa powder for your chocolate frozen yogurt with Nesquik, fortified with even more minerals plus vitamins C and B3, for a truly guilt-free snack.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

147

Calories

10 g

Protein

14 g

Carbs

6 g

Fat

Ingredients

2 cups plain Greek yogurt

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup Nesquik chocolate powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tsp. Truvia (or sweetener of choice)

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Frozen Bananas Dipped in Cinnamon Greek Yogurt

Serves 2

Not all frozen yogurt has to be spoonable. This version is like a popsicle only lazier because you won’t even need special molds.

Since frozen bananas already have a soft, creamy texture like ice cream, they can be turned into a real whole-fruit popsicle by putting a wooden stick or skewer through the middle.

Roll in yogurt, sprinkle on toppings like chopped nuts and toasted coconut, and freeze for about an hour.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

158

Calories

8 g

Protein

31 g

Carbs

2 g

Fat

Ingredients

2 bananas

1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1 Tbsp. crushed almonds

1 tsp. cinnamon

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Fresh Mint Chip Frozen Yogurt

Serves 4

Most mint chocolate dessert recipes rely on peppermint extract for all of the flavor. But if you have fresh leaves on hand – or maybe even your own herb garden – then this is a great way to showcase mint.

The peppermint oil can be infused into heavy cream by simply simmering them together for about a half hour. Don’t skimp with low-fat dairy because then you’ll get subpar mint flavor.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

377

Calories

13 g

Protein

39 g

Carbs

21 g

Fat

Ingredients

1 cup fresh mint leaves

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. brown rice syrup (or honey)

Scant 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract

2 cups plain Greek yogurt

2 oz. dark chocolate, finely chopped

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Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Serves 4

This is a no-holds-barred frozen yogurt recipe to celebrate the best fruits of the summer season.

Blueberries are fantastic when they’re locally grown – wild berries, if you can snag some, taste best – but this recipe is a great way to highlight the flavors of any fruit.

You’ll get the best of both ice cream and frozen yogurt with a touch of heavy cream and thick, full-fat Greek yogurt.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

206

Calories

10 g

Protein

24 g

Carbs

8 g

Fat

Ingredients

2 cups plain Greek yogurt (or homemade labneh)

1 cup fresh blueberries (or 2 cups frozen)

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or granulated sugar)

1/4 cup heavy cream

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Cake Batter Frozen Yogurt

Serves 4

It’s hard to walk past a pastry shop without going home with something. Keep this frozen yogurt in your freezer, and it’ll be easier to pass up a sugary bakery display.

It combines yogurt with cream cheese and honey to hit all the right notes. And there are only three steps to make it – combine everything in a food processor, stir in sprinkles, and freeze. After that it’ll keep for up to a month.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

209

Calories

7 g

Protein

23 g

Carbs

10 g

Fat

Ingredients

1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese

3 Tbsp. pure honey

3 tsp. vanilla extract

3 Tbsp. sprinkles

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High-Protein Fruit Frozen Yogurt

Serves 2

Turn the best all-natural dessert into a protein-rich treat with this easy recipe. And the best part is there’s no added sugar because raspberries and mangoes – or whatever fruit you’re in the mood for – will provide the natural sweetness needed to balance out the tangy Greek yogurt.

Adding a scoop of protein powder will boost the macros, and it also thickens it up for a rich, creamy texture.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

270

Calories

17 g

Protein

44 g

Carbs

3 g

Fat

Ingredients

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 scoop WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Pinch of salt

2/3 cup frozen mango

1 cup frozen raspberries

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Lemon Meringue Frozen Yogurt

Serves 12

This frozen yogurt is light and refreshing, perfect for fending off hot summer weather. But it’s also rich and creamy like ice cream because the recipe includes not just Greek yogurt but eggs, which is the extra ingredient that gives frozen custard a thick, velvety texture.

Gelatin and arrowroot powder are added to make it as perfectly smooth as any lemon frozen yogurt you’d order in a gourmet ice cream shop.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

88

Calories

5 g

Protein

11 g

Carbs

3 g

Fat

Ingredients

1 tsp. unflavored gelatin

1 Tbsp. arrowroot powder

1 cup 1% milk

2 extra-large eggs, separated

2 cups plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tsp. lemon zest

1/3 cup agave nectar (or more to taste)

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4-Ingredient Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Serves 1

If you have a food processor and frozen fruit, you can have a satisfying dessert ready in minutes. And it’s every bit as refreshing as ice cream, especially if you use whatever fruit is in season.

Try strawberries at the end of spring, peaches in the summer, apples and pumpkin in autumn, and spiced oranges in the winter.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

99

Calories

3 g

Protein

21 g

Carbs

2 g

Fat

Ingredients

4 cups strawberries

2 Tbsp. raw honey, melted

1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

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Dairy-Free Raspberry & Coconut Frozen Yogurt

Serves 4

Making a dairy-free frozen yogurt is about as mystifying as making vegan ice cream. But just because it requires some rethinking doesn’t make it impossible.

When coconut milk is cultured, it can take on a consistency like thick, creamy yogurt. And luckily you can get it in most grocery stores to make the perfect base for lactose-free frozen yogurt.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

214

Calories

3 g

Protein

32 g

Carbs

9 g

Fat

Ingredients

1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen

2 Tbsp. water

1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or raw sugar)

2 cups coconut yogurt

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

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Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt

Serves 2

When you’re looking for a low-fat dessert to satisfy early pumpkin cravings as the dog days of summer slowly fade into fall, this frozen yogurt is perfect.

And if you’re craving a pumpkin spice latte, the recipe doesn’t need much more to send it over the top. Add a splash of espresso, or use ground chocolate-covered coffee beans for a flavorful crunch.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

162

Calories

11 g

Protein

30 g

Carbs

1 g

Fat

Ingredients

1 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt, strained

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 Tbsp. granulated sugar

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

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Peach Frozen Yogurt

Serves 3

Churning ice cream at home can be a fairly involved process, but luckily you can make a protein-packed frozen dessert with a handful of ingredients.

This frozen yogurt recipe requires some patience, but what you won’t need is a fancy ice cream maker. Just a food processor or high-powered blender will do.

First the yogurt and protein powder are thoroughly mixed and frozen for a couple hours. Next, the frozen peaches get blended in. The final result is a fruity frozen yogurt with chunks of peaches in every bite.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

107

Calories

16 g

Protein

11 g

Carbs

.5 g

Fat

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1/2 scoop WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup sliced peaches, fresh or frozen

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Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Drops

Serves 20

Not only are these little snacks easy to make, but each bite is refreshing to pop into your mouth. Then, let the peanut butter yogurt melt on your tongue, and repeat.

The impressive-looking star shape will require a special pastry tip, like what’s used for piping icing on cakes. But if you don’t mind making basic discs, all you have to do is put the mixture in a plastic sandwich bag and cut off a small triangle from one corner.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

28

Calories

2 g

Protein

1 g

Carbs

2 g

Fat

Ingredients

3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup peanut butter

2 tsp. stevia

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Pinch of sea salt

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Orange Chili Ricotta Frozen Yogurt

Serves 8

Frozen yogurt can come in just as many flavors as artisanal ice cream, especially when you make it at home.

A basic orange frozen yogurt becomes an intriguing dessert with a pinch of dried red chili flakes. The creamy Greek yogurt and ricotta will help tame the spice level, and the fresh cheese adds extra richness to make this like a frozen cheesecake. Garnish with more salt and orange zest, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

160

Calories

8 g

Protein

23 g

Carbs

4 g

Fat

Ingredients

3 cups plain Greek yogurt

Zest of 1 orange

1/4 cup ricotta

1/4–1/2 tsp. crushed dried chili

3/4 tsp. fine sea salt

3/4 cup granulated sugar

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Banana Cream Pie Frozen Yogurt

Serves 8

Banana cream pie is already an awesome dessert – and one that can be prepared with nutritious ingredients. Turn it into frozen yogurt, and it’s next-level deliciousness.

This recipe captures banana cream pie flavors with a vanilla pudding and yogurt base, plus crumbled graham crackers to add the element of pie crust.

If you prefer a banana pudding-style frozen yogurt, simply swap out the graham cracker crumbs for vanilla wafers.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

282

Calories

9 g

Protein

48 g

Carbs

6 g

Fat

Ingredients

1 cup low-fat milk

1 can (14 oz.) fat-free sweetened condensed milk

1 packet (1 oz.) sugar-free French vanilla pudding mix

1 container (16 oz.) low-fat vanilla yogurt

2 tsp. vanilla extract

3 ripe bananas

2 graham crackers, crumbled

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Chocolate Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Serves 2

When you’re trying to steer clear of chocolate, cake, or cookies in the house, it helps to have a quick plan for assembling a sweet low-calorie alternative.

This frozen yogurt can be ready in five minutes when you just toss all the ingredients into a food processor. And you don’t need to transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker.

The frozen dessert can be enjoyed immediately, or stashed in the freezer for later.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

113

Calories

13 g

Protein

16 g

Carbs

2 g

Fat

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries, chopped

1 1/2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

4–6 packets stevia (or 2 Tbsp. sweetener or choice)

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Mississippi Mud Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

Serves 8

Looking for lactose-free frozen yogurt? Use a vegan option like coconut yogurt. Coconut is especially amazing because it’s high in fat, which means a creamier texture and fuller flavor.

This coconut frozen yogurt is unbelievably rich not just because of the tropical fruit but dark cocoa powder, maple syrup, and raw pecans.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

229

Calories

2 g

Protein

22 g

Carbs

17 g

Fat

Ingredients

32 oz. plain unsweetened coconut yogurt

1 cup chopped pecans

1/4 cup agave syrup

3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa power

2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

1 Tbsp. black cocoa powder (or more regular cocoa powder)

2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. salt

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Earl Grey Frozen Yogurt

Serves 6

Get rich, gourmet flavor without having to balance out fancy ingredients by using a robust tea.

Early grey isn’t a type of tea leaf, but a black tea infused with bergamot oil. Bergamot is a distinctive type of citrus, but while the zest is delicious, the fruit itself isn’t tasty to eat.

For more citrus, serve this Earl Grey dessert with fresh clementine or tangerine segments.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

201

Calories

12 g

Protein

25 g

Carbs

6 g

Fat

Ingredients

3 3/4 cups plain Greek yogurt

6 oz. Earl Grey tea, brewed strong and chilled

1/3 cup raw honey

1/4 tsp. salt

3 clementines, peeled and sectioned

Cardamom to taste

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PB&J Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark

Serves 4

Not all frozen yogurt has to be eaten in a bowl. Instead of soft serve, this recipe makes it in bark form, so it’s like that yogurt coating you love on pretzels or raisins.

This recipe riffs off of classic PB&J with strawberries and peanut butter, but you could include anything you’d want to cover with creamy yogurt.

Once prepared in the pan and fully frozen, the bark can be broken into pieces and kept in the freezer for a month.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

124

Calories

9 g

Protein

9 g

Carbs

7 g

Fat

Ingredients

Bark:

1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp. peanut butter

1/4 cup strawberries, mashed

1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup (or honey)

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

 

Toppings:

2 tsp. peanut butter

1 tsp. coconut oil

Handful of sliced strawberries

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Mocha Frozen Yogurt Pops

Serves 4

Don’t have the cash – or kitchen storage space – to put toward an ice cream maker?

Popsicle molds are the next best thing. And there are endless flavor combinations to come up with. If you want to make frozen yogurt on a stick, blend together fresh fruit and yogurt with your sweetener of choice.

For extra nutrition and to thicken them up, this recipe includes a combo of ground oats and chia seeds. The frozen yogurt popsicle base from The Yummy Life can be adapted in a wide variety of ways, including cherry, peanut butter, or mocha.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

153

Calories

8 g

Protein

28 g

Carbs

3 g

Fat

Ingredients

1/4 cup oats

1 1/2 tsp. chia seeds

2 Tbsp. milk

2 Tbsp. brewed espresso

1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp. pure honey

2 small bananas, sliced

1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

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