Luscious Blueberry Frozen Yogurt made with 3 ingredients is fresh and flavorful and can be made with or without an ice cream maker. Why go to your local ice cream shop when you can make this incredible frozen yogurt recipe at home?
I love going to the markets in the summer and picking up some fresh fruit. Blueberries are very plentiful in NJ during the month of June and July. I eat so many that my skin has been known to have a slight blue glow. They're good for you, so why not? Right?
This past week, I bought numerous flats of blueberries and pondered over what I should make first. I have been eating them by the handfuls, in my oatmeal and making lemon blueberry muffins with them. I also made a Blueberry French Toast Casserole for brunch the other day. But with the heat we were having, I decided I would not be turning on the oven again. It would be best to make a frozen treat. So a Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe was born.
With three simple ingredients, I created this delightful frozen treat. The ripe, juicy blueberries made the frozen yogurt quite colorful. It's the perfect treat to keep in the freezer for a hot summer's night. Actually, the frozen yogurt didn't last in the freezer very long.
- Blueberries – Local blueberries are my favorite and they can be fresh or frozen for this recipe.
- Brown Sugar – Brown sugar has a molasses flavor that adds depth to this recipe.
- Yogurt – I used non fat, low sugar vanilla yogurt but you can use your favorite.
How To Make Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
- Cook blueberries and sugar in a saucepan for about 10 minutes until bubbling.
- Chill the blueberry mixture for several hours in the fridge.
- Combine the blueberries and the yogurt in your ice cream maker and process according to the manufacture's instructions.
The beauty of this recipe is its simplicity and its customizability. This frozen yogurt recipe is more of a method that can easily be tweaked to fit your tastes. Here are a few suggestions:
- Swap the fruit. Blueberries taste great and look beautiful but you can swap in your favorite fruit such as strawberries, cherries or raspberries.
- Adjust the sweetener. I love the touch of sweetness that comes from the brown sugar but you can use your favorite sweetener or leave it out completely.
- Try different yogurt. Low fat, low sugar yogurt keeps this frozen yogurt on the healthy side but you can use full fat yogurt if you prefer. You can also make this with Greek yogurt.
- Add Flavors. Mix in a bit of vanilla or try adding some fresh herbs such as mint, basil or lavender. A bit of lemon zest will bring a bright flavor.
The healthiness of frozen yogurt depends on your selection of ingredients. When made with low fat yogurt you will have a healthier product than one made with full fat yogurt. This recipe also contains sugar. The key is to enjoy in moderation.
If you do not have an ice cream maker, you can still make this Blueberry Frozen Yogurt. After blueberries are cooked and cooled, add them along with the yogurt to a blander and quckly blend together until mixture is combined but some blueberries are still whole. Place in an air tight container in the freezer. Freeze for 4 hours (or overnight) or until yogurt is frozen. This will not be as creamy as using an ice cream maker but will still be good.
My roommate in college was from Hammonton, NJ and she informed me that Hammonton was the blueberry capital of the world. Ronald Reagan had visited the town in 1984 for his reelection campaign and his speech highlighted this. Actually, NJ is the second largest producer of blueberries behind Michigan but you know I'm buying local if I have a choice. Besides, Michigan is known for Kid Rock so we should be known for blueberries.
I have no problem letting my kids eat this for breakfast. It has some nutrition and fruit, right? Next time, I must make a double batch. Or I might make a Strawberry Frozen Yogurt.
Ahhhhh, the sweet treats of summer!
More Blueberry Recipes
- Lemon Blueberry Muffins (Made In 30 Minutes!!)
- Blueberry Stuffed French Toast Casserole
- Blueberry Caprese Salad with Balsamic Dressing
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Three Ingredient Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
- 1 ½ cups blueberries
- ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
- 4 cups vanilla yogurt I used non fat and low sugar kind
- In a small sauce pan, mix the blueberries and sugar. Cook on low heat for about 10 minutes or until bubbling.
- Remove from the heat and keep chilled in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.
- In a large bowl, mix together the blueberry mixture with the yogurt. Add to your ice cream maker and prepare according to the manufacturers instructions.
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