Grapefruit Frozen Yogurt

Grapefruit Frozen Yogurt

Homemade frozen yogurt is perhaps the simplest tastiest thing you can make. The only complicated part is remembering to put the ice cream freezer bowl in the freezer the night before. If you have a self cooling ice cream maker or you just leave the bowl in the freezer like I do, this takes less than 20 minutes to make and tastes better than Pinkberry.

It’s pleasantly icy, refreshing and light. Great in summer or even in the snow after a hearty winter meal. I like using yogurt that has cream on top because it adds just a touch of richness (without all the fat), but if you’re watching calories, feel free to replace with non-fat plain yogurt for an even lighter desert.

Some ideas for variations include adding vanilla, mint, basil or rosemary. Since all of these would ruin the texture, I’d suggest making a simple syrup with the sugar and steep your choice of herb for a while in the syrup.

2 C plain cream topped yogurt (I like Brown Cow)
1/2 grapefruit segmented and roughly mashed
1/2 C superfine sugar

Just combine the ingredients making sure that the sugar is completely dissolved and dump it into the ice cream maker.

  • Emily

    Hi Marc, I love making home-made fro yo at home but I am abroad without an ice cream maker for 6 months – whats the best method to make this without one as it is always quite icy despite forking . Thanksss

    • Marc Matsumoto

      You can use the double ziploc bag method. Put the mixture in one ziploc bag, then put that in another ziploc bag filled with salt and ice. Then you seal the second bag and shake for about 20 minutes. It will only get it to about soft serve but you can stick it in the freezer to get it more firm.


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