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DIY Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt with cherry on top

Summer is in full swing, and everyone is looking for ways to cool down in this sticky heat. Frozen yogurt is a simpler homemade treat than traditional ice creams—all you need is yogurt, sugar, and an ice cream maker to get some of the creamiest, most refreshing frozen yogurt at home, without having to pay by the pound.

Serious Eats recently wrote about their favorite recipe for frozen yogurt at home, using full-fat yogurt and one cup of sugar. They explain it best when they say, “From a physics standpoint, yogurt is a gel: that is, liquid milk suspended in a solid state by a loose matrix of polymers. In jello, those polymers are gelatin molecules; in yogurt, it’s coagulated milk proteins. That means despite yogurt’s custardy texture, from the ice-cream maker’s standpoint, it’s just another kind of milk.” So skip the heavy cream, and indulge in decadent topping instead.

Need ideas? Put some balsamic roasted strawberries on top of honey frozen yogurt. Smother peach frozen yogurt with caramel pecan sauce. Or add fresh mint to your frozen yogurt and top it with fudge sauce

Want more cold, creamy treats? Check out our beer ice cream, green tea mochi ice cream, and caramelized banana and blue cheese ice cream

Photo by Serious Eats

Alicia Hahn

Alicia Hahn is an online editorial intern for culture who excels at eating and enjoys writing, crosswords, and cooking (preferably with cheese). Originally from San Francisco, she moved to Boston for school and fell in love with the city (despite an annual campaign against winter). Her favorite place to be is the farmers’ market, where she finds weird and exciting ingredients to make or break her next meal.