Lemons are practically calling your name in the grocery store aisle—you’ve noticed, right? Pick some up to make lemon curd (although no one will mind if you buy it in the jar) and whip together this lemon frozen yogurt for dessert.
If you are lucky enough to live in a climate where you can grow your own lemon trees, you’ll love making this frozen lemon yogurt with homemade lemon curd. Can’t you just taste that burst of citrus in this frozen dessert?
Of course you can make lemon curd any time of year with lemons you buy at the grocery store too. Store bought lemon curd is the quickest option and there is no shame in that!
How to make lemon frozen yogurt
- Fold the lemon curd and the yogurt together. Chill overnight.
- Process with your ice cream maker.
Frozen yogurt is a great alternative to ice cream. Start with regular or Greek yogurt for this lush lemon recipe. In fact, Greek yogurt and lemon go quite well together. The tangy yogurt pairs well with the citrus. Are you partial to Greek yogurt? Try it and tell yourself that the extra protein makes this a healthy dessert.
Your ice cream maker need not sit on a shelf for the winter. Cold desserts are a perfect ending to a meal any time of the year. Feel free to change the proportions of yogurt and lemon curd. One to one proportions were successful for me.
However you explain it, know that this cool lemon dessert is as easy as it gets. Plan ahead and make the yogurt and curd mixture then let it chill overnight. Churn the lemon frozen yogurt the next day in your ice cream maker and dessert is ready a few hours later.
Ice cream makers
Is there a difference between an ice cream maker and a frozen yogurt maker? In a commercial kitchen there may be a difference between an ice cream machine and a frozen yogurt machine but at home, one small kitchen appliance can do the job of making both types of frozen desserts.
This frozen yogurt and ice cream maker by Cuisinart has served me well for years! I have two of the double insulated freezer bowls so that I can make two batches or frozen yogurt or ice cream at the same time. In the summer I often keep the freezer bowl in the freezer so that I am ready to make dessert at a moment’s notice. The bowl does take a full 24 hours to freeze so plan ahead.
Here are other homemade ice cream and gelato recipes:
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup lemon curd
Fold the lemon curd and yogurt together in a bowl until combined. Chill overnight.
The next morning process the mixture in your ice cream maker for 20-25 minutes.
Serve right away or chill. I like this yogurt even better after it is frozen for about 4-6 hours.
You may use plain yogurt or Greek yogurt, both work well!
Serving Size:1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g
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Holly Baker started the food blog, A Baker’s House, in 2011. She is the writer, recipe creator, and photographer for the site. Holly loves to bake and shares recipes for gluten free food, canning recipes, as well as traditional desserts too. Her recipes and food photography have been highlighted by BuzzFeed, Reader’s Digest, and She Knows.