Tart Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Pinkberry. Red Mango. BerryLine. Chances are you are geographically close to one of these tart frozen yogurt shops that keep gaining in popularity throughout the nation. Touting a lower fat and sugar content than ice cream, frozen yogurt is obviously a lighter choice than its traditional frozen dessert counterpart.

Now, I am a devout ice cream fan. Always have been. Probably always will be. That being said, I eat the sweet treat only on occasion given how rich it is. I indulge in fro-yo more frequently, but up until now I hadn’t found a variety that I absolutely loved. This easy recipe for tart vanilla frozen yogurt has changed that. I’m IN LOVE with the surprisingly creamy and slightly sweet concoction that I spooned out of my ice cream maker.

If you have yet to jump on the fro-yo bandwagon, I suggest following this recipe as your first jaunt; but be forewarned: you might not want to go back to ice cream.

Tart Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

adapted from Heidi Swanson‘s Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Recipe, originally from David Lebovitz‘s The Perfect Scoop


  • 2 cups plain 0% fat Greek yogurt, such as Fage
  • 1 cup plain 2% fat Greek yogurt, such as Fage
  • 1/2 cup evaporated cane juice (or granulated sugar)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, combine yogurts, evaporated cane juice, and vanilla extract. Stir until the evaporated cane juice is completely dissolved.
  2. Freeze according to ice cream maker manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Serve immediately as soft serve, or spoon into a freezer-safe container and place in freezer until “ripened” (hardened).

One thought on “Tart Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

  1. This is a really old post, but I just wanted to say thanks for the great frozen yogurt recipes! I just followed this today (first recipe with my ice cream maker), and it is exactly what I was hoping for. So creamy and tart, just amazing! I actually think I could go with a little less sugar and still be happy with the sweetness, but this was just right for my fiancé who doesn’t like tart frozen yogurt. Thanks again! Planning on making a few more (probably all lol) of your recipes soon! :)

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