Peach and Strawberry Frozen Yogurt is a perfect summer time frozen blend with perfect sweetness that you will be craving for days…it’s even healthy!
Look at that beauty!? Isn’t brightly colored frozen yogurt just the essence of hot weather and sunshine? When I was younger and all my friends wanted to hang out but our funds were a tad on the lean side, the local froyo joint was our first choice. There was something about that sweet and colorful icy blend that made any occasion fun and begged to be topped with every candy, syrup, fruit and crunchy bit found at the topping bar!
Although I still find my way to the brightly colored little shop with an abundance of froyo and sprinkles, I find too much joy in creating all these fun recipes at home! 50 cents an ounce adds up when you like the frosty dessert as much as I do, not to mention, when it can taste delicious without tons of sugar and additional ingredients added in!
My initial try at frozen yogurt was Berry and banana, which has become a staple in our home, however, with gorgeous strawberries displayed in our house on a regular basis and peaches at peek season in the PEACH state, I couldn’t help but venture out and enjoy the season’s best!
I hear you groaning…you have no desire to get that ice cream maker out of the attic and those salts require an extra trip to the grocery store –NO THANKS. But don’t worry! You can sell that bad boy in the next garage sale because we will be making this froyo sans ice cream maker! And guess what? You don’t even have to wait for this divine mixture to set up in the freezer! Nope. We need natural sweetness and we need it NOW.
Here’s what we will need for Froyo Success:
-High powered blender or Food Processor
-frozen fruit *we are using peaches and strawberries here, but feel free to get creative and mix it up!
-yogurt (plain, vanilla, Greek …it’s up to you!)
-natural sweetener, Honey is my personal favorite!
-a love of things that are sweet, healthy and still dessert
See guys? Nothing big! We got this and we are THIS close to delicious froyo! Feel free to add the sprinkles and gummy bears, no judgments here! All is fair in love and dessert time 😉
Just one rule for you…I promise it isn’t a bad one…just a tid bit, a pointer, a ‘hey, you might wanna do this’ type of thing. Throw your yogurt in first. See, told you it wasn’t bad. However, this one little tip will help your froyo experience be about a thousand times better. The yogurt is essential next to the blades of your blender or food processor in order for the frozen fruit to be blended.
Okay, enough sciency-mechanical tid bits. Go eat your bowl of frozen happiness <3 and give a cheers to the weekend!
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- 1 cup frozen peaches
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- ⅓ cup plain or vanilla yogurt
- 1 tbsp. honey (optional)
- Add yogurt to a high powered blender or food processor, followed by the fruit and honey (if using).
- Begin to pulse, pausing to push the ingredients from the sides, as necessary.
- Blend for about 1-2 minutes or until mixture is smooth and resembles the photographs above.
- Serve immediately or freeze for later.
If freezing for later, prepare to let the frozen yogurt set out for at least five minutes to soften or it will be like picking ice.
I used a Vitamix blender for this recipe but have also successfully made in the food processor. I have found a food processor to not be as powerful; therefore, cutting the fruit into smaller pieces before freezing will yield better results.
The honey is listed as optional because the sweetness from the fruit will vary. If you prefer things lightly sweetened, I recommend adding the honey starting at 1 tsp. and adding as necessary.