When it comes to frozen yogurt, I am a total weirdo.
While the rest of my family loves to pile all sorts of toppings on their bowl full of frozen yogurt in assorted flavors, changing it up every time we go out for it, I only like my frozen yogurt one way:
Plain tart with no toppings.
I never even really liked frozen yogurt until I moved to Las Vegas and was introduced to Yogurt Land. Their plain tart frozen yogurt was like heaven. So cool, refreshing, and tangy. Which is apparently how I like my frozen yogurt. I guess I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to it.
Well, sadly, there is no Yogurt Land where I live now, but I still crave a bowl of plain tart every now and then.
So I made my own.
And it was so easy. I used 3/4 plain full-fat Greek yogurt and 1/4 regular plain, low-fat yogurt to get the perfect balance of fat content to produce a creamy texture. I sweetened it with sugar, but you could use honey if you wanted to. I added some fresh lemon juice to make sure it was perfectly tangy, whisked it all together and then threw it in my ice cream maker. After it was ready I let it firm up in the freezer for about 5 hours.
All in all, there was very little work involved and the results were dreamy.
Top with fresh fruit if you feel like getting a little crazy. Or loads of assorted toppings if you are like most normal, frozen yogurt eating humans.
- 3 Cup (about 1 container) Plain full fat Greek Yogurt
- 1 Cup Plain Low-fat Yogurt
- 1 scant Cup Sugar
- Juice of ½ a Lemon
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until smooth.
- Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer directions.
- Scoop into an airtight container and freeze until very firm, overnight or 6-8 hours.
- Let sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before scooping.
Sarah @ SnixyKitchen says
Hahaha – I think I’m on the opposite end of the spectrum at the yogurt shop: gummy worms, strawberries, mochi, chocolate chips, you name it! We can agree on one thing though – Yogurt Land’s tart froyo is the bomb! Adding yogurt and honey to the ice cream making is pure genius! I can’t wait to try it! Also – how are your photos ALL SO BEAUTIFUL. You are so inspiring, Kayley.
We have a Yogurtland going up in town in the next few months. SO excited. Sounds like you know how to do frozen yogurt 😉 Thanks for all of your nice compliments, Sarah! You always make my day!
oh my goodness YESSSS. i have been waiting for forever to find a tart frozen yogurt recipe! THANK YOU.
You’re welcome! Hope you like it =)
OMG!! Yes, I can totally relate! I get plain tart with NO toppings every time I go. I’ve tried to mix it with other flavors and add various toppings, but regret it every time. When I can’t get to Yogurtland and I’m having a craving I eat plain yogurt with honey, but it’s just not the same. I will definitely try this recipe. THANK YOU!!
Alicia, you must be my twin! I hope you get to try the frozen yogurt!
Can you make this without an ice cream maker?
Plain tart froyo is THE BEST!
Kathy Martinez says
Can we make it withought the plain low fat yogurt?
This was really very easy-to-follow recipe. I am going to bookmark it and try it over the weekend.
Just tried your recipe today with my ice cream maker. It’s in the freezer now and can’t wait till it’s ready. First taste out of the ice cream maker was fabulous!!! We don’t have any Yogurtland in PA, but it’s very similar to Sweet Frog’s version of Original Tart. I eat mine with fresh strawberries & sliced almonds! Thanks for sharing your recipe! It’s a WINNER!!!
So Glad you liked it! Thank you Kathy!