Saturday, 14 July 2012

David Lebovitz's Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Recently I bought a passive ice cream maker from Aldi for €24.99 and I have been experimenting with it ever since, this is the simplest recipe yet! It is very rich and creamy but it has less calories than ice cream, so it is a treat you can enjoy more often. I am planning to try his Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe next, which looks equally easy and will go down a storm here I'm sure. If you have no ice cream maker then this post will help. Enjoy!

Recipe Note:
How to make strained yogurt
To make 240g of strained yogurt, line a mesh strainer with a few layers of cheese cloth/ muslin. Then scrape 480g of plain whole-milk yogurt into the cheesecloth. Gather the ends and fold them over the yogurt, then refrigerate for at least 6 hours. So, for the above recipe start with and strain 1.5kg of yogurt.

Recipe compliments of  The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

Makes 900ml

720g - 750g Strained yogurt or Greek-style yogurt (I used Greek style yogurt)
150g White sugar
1tsp Vanilla extract

Mix together the yogurt, sugar, and vanilla.

Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Refrigerate for 1 hour (as with any passive ice cream maker your ingredients need to be completely chilled, so I usually leave it overnight)

Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions (usually about a half an hour or until it begins to click) .


  1. Great one here.Everything with yogurts is awesome=)

  2. Thanks for dropping by Cami, yep this is one handy and tasty ice cream :) Lisa

  3. i'm definitely going to try and make this! thanks for sharing the recipe, it looks delicious!

  4. Hey Lisa, I tried (and tweaked) this great recipe. I just made it more lemon-y. Definitely a keeper for our house, it was so quick and tastes really good! Thank you so much for sharing! I posted about it on my blog but linked back to you, I hope that's ok?

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, you know I think I'll try the lemon next time. It's a pity it cost you so much per serving, I usually buy my Greek yogurt in Aldi (99c per 500ml) if that helps :)

  5. I'm making this as we speak and already I have a hard time not eating it straight out of the running machine, haha! This tastes SOOO good! Thanks also for pointing out the Greek yoghurt from Aldi, I got it immediately after work and it's perfect! I'm definitely going to pass on this recipe. Thanks again :D

    1. Good to know I'm not the only one who has to stop myself from scooping it right out of the machine :D