Homemade Frozen Yogurt in 5 Minutes (No Ice Cream Machine) – Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking Ep 108
Hi Bold Bakers! I know what huge fans you
are of my no-machine ice cream recipes. So
today, I thought we would take it to another
level and make no-machine frozen yogurt. So
let’s get started.
My frozen yogurt contains just four simple
ingredients and contains all natural sugars
that come from fruit and from honey. So it’s
a really great recipe if you’re kind of
trying to lighten things up a bit. We’re
going to start out with our first flavor,
which is a really nice fresh strawberry. We’re
going to start out in a food processor. Now
if you don’t have a food processor, you
can always use a blender. Into our food processor,
we’re going to add in frozen strawberries.
Now the reason I use frozen is because when
you blend it up, it gives a lovely, thick,
creamy texture. And make sure to use good
quality strawberries. To our strawberries,
we are going to add in our yogurt. Now I am
using plain greek, but you can always just
add in regular yogurt. So now our next important
ingredient is the honey. Now it doesn’t
just add sweetness. It actually makes your
frozen yogurt scoopable so it’s a really
important ingredient. If you don’t use honey,
you can also just replace it with agave. And
if you’re making a vegan frozen yogurt,
you can always use a dairy free yogurt like
coconut. Next, we’re going to add in some
fresh lemon juice. Now what this does is just
balance out all the sweetness in our frozen
yogurt. And that’s it, just those simple
ingredients. Then we’re going to pop on
our lid and then we’re simply just going
to blend all this up until it’s lovely and
smooth. It’ll take around 3 minutes or so.
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my newsletter. Ok great, I can tell it’s
lovely and smooth in there so I’m going
to turn it off. Fantastic, I can see all the
strawberries are blended. Check that out.
This is the texture that you want. It’s
really nice and thick, almost kind of creamy.
Oh my gosh this tastes so good. There’s
sweetness from the berries and the honey and
then there’s a little bit of tartness from
the lemon juice and the yogurt. It is a perfect
combination, now you actually can enjoy this
right now as is, but I’m going to freeze
mine. I’m going to freeze my frozen yogurt
in my trusty ice cream containers and I’m
going to put a link on my website for where
I got these. Fill your container with your
frozen yogurt. You can see what lovely texture
it has already. And to finish it off, I like
to put a fresh strawberry on top. Since this
is bigger bolder baking, we always add on
a personalized sticker. The PDF for the sticker
can also be found on my website. Our strawberry
frozen yogurt is ready for the freezer. Now
you can put it in there for a minimum of six
hours but I prefer to leave it overnight.
Our next frozen yogurt is a lovely tropical
flavor, it’s pineapple and toasted coconut.
Just like before, add in your frozen fruit,
yogurt, honey, and a little bit of lemon juice.
And then on with our lid, and blend it up
until it’s really lovely and smooth. You
can probably see already how simple it is
to make the frozen yogurt. You just need a
nice fruit, yogurt, sugar and a flavor. Oh
my gosh, the smell of the pineapple is gorgeous.
I really am a fan of tropical fruit. Just
look at this, also lovely and thick just like
the other one. Smooth, absolutely delicious.
Oh gosh I love pineapple. Now into here I’m
going to add in some toasted coconut to really
kind of bring together those tropical flavors.
Now fill your container with your pineapple
and coconut frozen yogurt. And then of course
I like to add some extra coconut on top. And
then finish it off with your big and bold
label. In no time at all, I have another delicious
frozen yogurt flavor ready for the freezer.
Our next frozen yogurt flavor is decadent
and almost sinful. It is chocolate and banana.
Into our food processor, we’re going to
add in some frozen sliced banana. Now what
I like to do as a little tip is when I have
bananas in my house and I think they’re
going to go brown, I slice them up and then
freeze them so they’re really great for
frozen yogurt or other types of desserts.
Add in your yogurt, honey, some vanilla extract,
and then cocoa powder. My tip about the cocoa
powder is please use good quality unsweetened
cocoa powder. It will make all the difference
to your frozen yogurt. It will almost make
it taste like a frozen chocolate mousse. Your
banana might start to clump together while
processing so go in with your spatula and
try to break it up. When you process frozen
bananas they get lovely and thick and kind
of creamy so it works really well in this
kind of a recipe. What did I tell you? Look
at that. It’s like chocolate frozen mousse.
Yep, and it tastes really good. The combination
of chocolate and banana works really well
together because I think the chocolate is
that rich side and then the banana is sweet.
It’s just so good together. Just look at
the lovely, smooth, silky texture of this
frozen yogurt. I like to add some slices of
bananas on top and grate over some dark chocolate.
I think this frozen yogurt is one of my favorites
because the texture and the flavor combined
make me come back for more.
Desserts with mango are hugely requested on
Bigger Bolder Baking so I thought that our
next frozen yogurt flavor should be mango
and lime. Into your food processor, add in
your frozen mango. Mango is a really starchy
fruit so when you process it, it gets lovely
and thick and smooth and it works really well
in this dessert. Next, add in your yogurt,
honey, and lime juice. On with our lid and
then pulse until smooth. When your mango is
blended well, lastly I’m going to grate
in some fresh lime zest. I adore the flavor
of lime, I actually think I should use it
more in my desserts because when you think
about it, it’s kind of like a seasoning
like the way that sugar and salt is a seasoning.
Citrus and these kinds of zesty things are
seasonings for food, they bring out all of
the lovely flavors. Now all you want to do
is take your spatula and mix in your zest.
Just like I imagined, it tastes like heaven.
It’s kind of zippy, it’s kind of creamy
and smooth from the mango. I can’t get enough
of these two flavors together. Into your tub
we go, all the way to the top. Then of course,
place on your label. I cannot wait to try
this but this next flavor is one I’ve been
A lot of you know that I love to add sprinkles
to my desserts. We’ve made a celebration
cake, funfetti ice cream. So why not make
a cake batter frozen yogurt. This frozen yogurt
is just a little bit different from the others
where it doesn’t contain any fruit and it
definitely is more of a little treat for yourself.
Now into your food processor add in your yogurt.
Next add in some cream cheese, honey, and
vanilla extract. This frozen yogurt blends
much faster than the others because there’s
no frozen fruit so it will just take around
1 to 2 minutes. Once it’s all blended, add
in your colorful sprinkles. This tastes just
like cake batter with that kind of tangy zing
from the yogurt. It tastes so good. If this
frozen yogurt wouldn’t put a smile on your
face, I don’t know what would. You can make
all of these frozen yogurt flavors and many
more in just five minutes and no ice cream
machine needed. Use my frozen yogurt recipe
and technique as a guideline to come up with
any flavors you like. So you don’t miss
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