Frozen Strawberry Yoghurt

March 10, 2009

Frozen Strawberry Yoghurt

I’ve been going ga-ga over strawberries this season. I went through so many packs of them, I can’t even remember. And just so that I don’t miss them when they’re not in season when I return from the States, I froze 2 kilos of them before leaving. Yes, I am that obsessed!

So when I found a recipe for frozen strawberry yoghurt on David Lebovitz’s website I just had to make it! And since this recipe  is good to make without an ice cream maker, I gave it a go.

I absolutely loved the results. Creamy, luscious and full of flavour. I was happy I left the seeds in to give it a natural feeling texture of real strawberries.

Frozen Strawberry Yoghurt

Frozen Strawberry Yoghurt

Adapted from: David Lebovitz

1 cup (240g) plain, whole milk yogurt
1 pound (450g) strawberries, rinsed and hulled
2/3 cup (130g) sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

  1. Tie the yoghurt in a cheesecloth and let it sit in a strainer in a bowl overnight or for atleast 2 hours. This will help drain off all the whey and result in a very creamy frozen yoghurt dessert.
  2. Cut the strawberries and toss it in the sugar until it begins to dissolve. 
  3. Blend it together until it forms a consistent puree. 
  4. Next, blend in the yoghurt and lime juice until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Freeze the mixture in a wide dish or plastic container (larger the surface area, quicker the freezing – since we have to pulse this mixture a couple of times).
  6. Keep checking on the mixture every 30 minutes or so and use the stick blender to break the icicles. I did it 4, maybe 5 times.
I did think an ice cream maker would make my job so much easier, but with these results, I was too happy to be licking frozen strawberry off the spatula to complain about the process. Simply astounding!

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Deeba PAB March 10, 2009 at 1:34 PM

Guess where I'm headed. To freeze the strawberries on my counter, & then go & buy more. Have just made saffron yogurt ice-cream, 7 am loving this too. BTW, already back? Did you have a good trip? xoxoxo deeba


2 Shaheen March 11, 2009 at 2:55 AM

Hey there! Not back, just posted that from Miami. I’m in New York now and heading out to explore the place from tomorrow. Soaking in as much of the NYC guide as I can!


3 Joy March 11, 2009 at 5:47 AM

Looks yummy! I love frozen strawberry yogurt. I still have some that I made last week. Makes me feel a little less guilty about my indulgence. :)


4 Simran March 12, 2009 at 5:53 PM

Guess what! I checked David’s recipe today and was going to make this tonight.

Are you in Mumbai? I have a list of all Mumbai bloggers up on my page and would love to add you.


5 aquadaze March 12, 2009 at 5:45 PM

My first time here and absolutely delighted that I dropped in :) Frozen strawberry yogurt is my favorite, mine has cream in it..yours is a lot healthier :)


6 RecipeGirl March 13, 2009 at 7:28 PM

This looks very, very good! I just did a sorbet. I’m a bit hooked on frozen treats at the moment!


7 dirtykitchensecrets March 15, 2009 at 1:35 AM

I’m back… been a while! Nice one Shaheen! I actually just bought some strawberries and guess what…. yup i’m gonna give this a shot! thanks for sharing!


8 Jude March 15, 2009 at 7:42 AM

Looks great.. Your closeup photos are making me crave a big deep bowl of this right now. Almost ice cream season :)


9 mona March 16, 2009 at 5:04 AM

Wow, thats reminds me so much of spring. Waiting for it so eagerly!
You just made my mouth water gal :-)


10 LadyRed March 18, 2009 at 5:34 AM

This sounds amazing, and like a basic enough recipe to use with any fruit. This is a summer time must-try!


11 Shaheen March 19, 2009 at 1:29 AM

Joy: I wsh I had some with me right now. This is the problem with scheduling post!

Aquadaze: I’m so happy you like it. :) Hope to see more often!

Simran: How did it turn out? Yes, I’m from Mumbai. Sorry for the late response, I’m still on vacation.

RecipeGirl: I’m suddenly addicted to yoghurt based desserts. I love the different flavours available in the States.

Bethany: So good to see you back! Now Im kinda MIA. Lol

Jude: Hehehe I’m flattered.

Mona: Thanks for stopping by. :)

LadyRed: Oh you’ve got to try it!


12 Cynthia March 19, 2009 at 8:39 AM

This is a flavoured yogurt I know I’d love.


13 Ari (Baking and Books) March 19, 2009 at 8:05 PM

This looks incredible! Love, love, love it. Strawberry yogurt is one of my favorite frozen treats.


14 Pearl March 20, 2009 at 12:55 AM

oh looks so good!


15 Zita March 21, 2009 at 11:41 PM

Wow..look at the vibrant pink colour, superb :)


16 Anonymous March 25, 2009 at 11:45 PM

dat looks yum yum yum..cant wait 4 u 2 come bak..

-ur laptop pal ;)


17 Shaheen March 26, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Thanks everyone! :)

Anon: I still don’t get it. Why don’t you post with your name?


18 Sophie April 2, 2009 at 12:47 AM

I love the vibrant color that the strawberries bring to this yummy frozen yogurt :).


19 Natalie July 8, 2009 at 7:51 PM

hi, your link to this goes to cinnamon pretzels (which look sexy) but just thought you might not have noticed!


20 Shaheen July 8, 2009 at 11:28 PM

Natalie: Not sure what you mean :( where is the link which link is going to the pretzel?


21 Aarti October 9, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Shaheen, love your blog! Planning to try this recipe tomorrow, so fingers crossed:)


22 amrita January 23, 2011 at 7:18 PM

How do you freeze strawberries?


23 Anusha February 25, 2011 at 3:38 AM

Shaheen, I think I’m gonna make this. Was curious to know the role of lime juice in this process. Also can I use a normal cloth. Like a big kerchief instead of a cheesecloth?


24 The Purple Foodie February 26, 2011 at 11:09 AM

You can skip the lime if you want to be a little mellow on the tang. Yes, you can use a big kerchief… just that it might take longer for the water to drain out, given the tight weave.


25 neeti March 31, 2011 at 3:26 PM

this was truly awesome…will try it but just wanted to clarify on the last part of the receipe which stated ‘ pulse the mixture couple of times’


26 Megha March 1, 2012 at 10:19 AM

I have the same queston as neeti….what does pluse the mixture means…after the frist setting you need to again pulse it in the blender and do the setting again? And this about 4 to 5 times before it can be used?


27 The Purple Foodie March 12, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Yes, exactly.


28 Vandita July 19, 2013 at 6:48 PM

I have a doubt in fact two if you could clarify….can I use any other berry esp blueberry now that they are available in Mumbai..:) or green apple? Also which is better to use hand blender or juicer mixer or electric whisker? Oops I don’t have ice cream maker …..
This would be my fifth recipe from your site n I just looooooov it…..hope this too will be a succcesssss……thanks


29 Shaheen July 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Of course – blueberries would work great! Not sure about green apple because it’s quite pulpy and might end up altering the texture.


30 Vandita July 20, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Hi again…..
Which equipment is a decent substitute for ice cream maker to blend yogurt? Hand blender or normal mixer or electric whisker? Also if using blueberry or any other fruit ….it’s better to mix sugar or sugar powder?????


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