Peach Frozen Yogurt

This super delicious, super fast, super simple peach frozen yogurt is our latest go-to summer treat. My kids think they’re indulging in a gourmet, decadent ice cream; little do they know, it’s actually called frozen yogurt and it’s good for them (no comment on how they should probably get out more). Using ripe, sweet fruit is key so you can get away with only 1/4 cup of sweetener for the entire batch (so use good-quality frozen fruit or freeze your own fresh peaches). After that, it’s lowfat yogurt and a touch of fresh lemon juice. Simple, right?

And when you taste the creamy luxuriousness that happens after only six minutes of work (ok, seven minutes if you open frozen bags of peaches reeeeaaalllyy slowly), you’ll be eating it nearly every day like we are. We’ve also tried strawberry and blueberry, both delicious, but peach is still our fave.

There probably aren’t many household chores I loathe more than cleaning up and washing my food processor – the very thought usually has me weeping – so if it’s any indication, I’ve willingly pulled out The Beast (even humming sunshiney songs under my breath whilst doing so) in order to make this frozen yogurt happen. Often.

It just kills-me-in-a-good-way to have such a delicious, fast and healthy option for a sweets fix. Then I don’t feel so guilty when a fistful or three of dark chocolate chips unexpectedly finds it’s way into my mouth at 2:07 p.m. every single solitary day.

Peach Frozen Yogurt

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Peach Frozen Yogurt

Yield: Serves 4

Peach Frozen Yogurt

This recipe easily doubles but you'll need a really large food processor (it worked well in my 14-cup food processor). Also, you can serve it immediately but it's pretty soft. It firms up great after about 20-30 minutes. You need a food processor for the frozen yogurt but it's probably worth a try to make it in a high-powered blender (like Blendtec or Vitamix) since they can usually make ice cream type desserts quite well.

We've tried this with strawberries and blueberries, too, although peach continues to be our favorite (the creamiest of all of them). I think mango would be fantastic also.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces frozen peaches (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup lowfat plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a 7- or 8 cup food processor, add the peaches, agave nectar or honey, yogurt and lemon juice.
  2. Process until the frozen yogurt is smooth and thick, about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately if you don't mind really soft frozen yogurt, otherwise, scrape the mixture into a tupperware-type container and freeze for 20 minutes (or up to a month if well-covered).
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/peach-frozen-yogurt/
Recipe Source: adapted slightly from Just a Taste by way of Eating Well (I increased the agave nectar by a tablespoon and reduced the lemon juice slightly)

49 Responses to Peach Frozen Yogurt {Quick, Easy, Healthy}

  1. This looks really, really great! It’s perfect for a lazy summer afternoon!

  2. Kim in MD says:

    This looks so yummy and refreshing! It made me shiver (in a good way) just looking at that bowl of frozen yogurt with the frozen peach slices!

    Mel- I feel your pain regarding the food processor. I have a love/hate relationship with mine. I love the way it performs, but it’s a pain to clean. I love my hand held immersion blender, though, and use it almost daily. I don’t think it would work for this recipe, so I will have to pull out the food processor!

  3. Marci says:

    I read this tip in a cook illustrated mag and it has changed my view of my beloved food processor. Put a piece of Saran Wrap over the top of the bowl before putting on the lid. It keeps the lid completely clean and the bowl itself is pretty easy to clean out. This limits streaming things into the bowl, but I don’t use it that way very often anyways. Let me know if you try it!

  4. Ashlee T says:

    Sooo looking forward to this! I saw something very similar on Pinterest! Can’t wait to try!! Possibly tonight! Thanks Mel!

  5. Charlotte Moore says:

    Oh how I LOVE peaches. This looks sooo refreshing.

  6. I am loving sweet summer peaches right now, and this looks like the perfect use for them! Homemade frozen yogurt is so much better than the stuff you get at the shop – I love the simple ingredient list!

  7. Heather says:

    I don’t have a big food processor, but I do have a Vitamix and an ice cream maker. How do you think this would do if I used fresh fruit and blended everything in the Vitamix, and then tossed in the ice cream maker?

    • Mel says:

      Heather – certainly worth a try! Is your Vitamix able to process frozen ingredients pretty well? May be worth a try making it start to finish in your Vitamix if you’ve made other frozen type desserts in it before.

    • Cait says:

      I have a Vitamix, and I know you can do this with frozen bananas or strawberries, so it should work great with frozen peaches too! You may want to use enough yogurt to cover the blades to begin with. Just use the tamper and expect it to be scary loud, but it will turn out great :) You shouldn’t have to use the ice cream maker on top of that.
      We will have to try this – yum!

  8. Maureen says:

    Thanks for the tip about the saran wrap — cleaning all the bits and pieces in the top is what I dread most — now I can’t wait to try this recipe! I know it’s going to be great! Mel never lets us down. :o)

  9. Linda says:

    This looks SO yummy and refreshing!

  10. Karen says:

    If you freeze this, does it still stay scoopable?
    I am so trying this tonight!

    • Mel says:

      Hi Karen – yes, this frozen yogurt stays fairly soft, especially if frozen for 8 hours or less. Anything beyond that and I like to take it out a few minutes before scooping.

  11. trish says:

    Peaches are on sale at Smith’s this week. I am going to have to go back and get some more and try this tomorrow!

  12. Nancy says:

    I’m thinking make a type of neopolitan for July 4th…. A batch each of strawberry, blueberry but do you have any suggestions for the white? Maybe frozen vanilla pudding?

  13. Kelsey says:

    Will fresh peaches work or should I slice and freeze them first?

    • Mel says:

      Hi Kelsey – the fruit definitely needs to be frozen so I’d slice and freeze the peaches if you are starting with fresh.

  14. Melanie says:

    Haha! I loved your comment about the chocolate chips. I’m not the only one!

  15. Ashlie says:

    Yep, I hear ya about the chocolate chips. Semi-sweet. From the freezer. Sometimes with raw almonds – 2 chips to one almond. Yum. (thanks for the yogurt recipe :)

  16. Ooh I really want to try this! It looks like such a yummy refreshing treat – and light in calories too – bonus!

  17. Holly says:

    Nectarines and pineapple work well too (independently, not combined)

  18. HappyForks says:

    And now we don’t have to buy fruits yogurt in shops which have so many sugar and sweeteners. Also great idea for a dessert.

  19. This looks soooo good! I’ve been meaning to try the frozen banana “ice cream” all over Pinterest for a while now, and adding yogurt makes it sound amazing. Definitely going to be trying this one soon.

  20. Shannon says:

    This inspired me to use some peaches in the bottom of our freezer mixed with raspberries from our garden from last year. (We were shy of 4 cups of peaches by half). It was delicious! And I love the simple ingredients and fact that it’s low cal. Thanks!

  21. Melissa says:

    Hi Mel,

    What if I halved the recipe so my blender could handle the mixing? Would that still work out with the other ingredients besides the peaches? Thank you.

  22. Heidi says:

    I usedy Vitamix. It took only a couple of minutes. You really have to use the tamper to make it happen , but it worked like a charm in only a couple minutes and we are it straight out of there. It was like soft serve ice cream. Delicious! Also, I only used 2 Tablespoons of unrefined sugar and it was perfect. Thanks, Mel!

  23. Stacy says:

    I made the peach and it was so good that I made strawberry…and then blueberry! Blueberry is my fave with peach a close second. Thanks Mel.

  24. Marci says:

    Can I use Greek yogurt? I always have the plain fat free kind in my fridge.

  25. This looks so easy! I have to make this!

  26. Lisa says:

    Here is an amazingly easy tip for freezing peaches: you can freeze them raw and whole in a freezer bag! When you are ready to use them, rinse them under warm water and their skins will slide right off. Then slice and use as desired. I am so excited to try this recipe!

  27. Dianne says:

    My little boy and I made this today. It was good but we would cut down on the honey next time, we could taste it more then the other. But we’ve tried a lot of your stuff and everyone loves it. Thanks!

  28. Love love love this!! Love that it’s a healthy treat and you don’t need an ice cream maker! Double bonus! :)

  29. Katie P says:

    7 or 8 QUART food processor… or CUP? No wonder you hate cleaning your Food Processor if it’s that big?? My 11 cup handled the single batch fine.

  30. catie says:

    Hi Mel, I just have to say that that was the most fun I have ever had looking through recipes. You are an absolute delight! I can not wait to get to the store tomorrow and start cooking the recipes! Everything looks wonderful. Thank you for all you do!

  31. Katie says:

    Made this last night in my Ninja blender with fat-free greek yogurt (picked up the wrong kind), and it worked great! Definitely had to scrape down the sides a few times, but it worked out wonderfully. I’d intended to add some blueberries at the end but forgot – I bet that would be great, too! Another winner, Mel – thanks a million!

  32. April says:

    This was awesome! I had some vanilla yogurt, so I used that and just omitted the honey. The lemon adds the perfect balance. Thanks for the great recipe!

  33. Michelle says:

    I made this yesterday for my daughter who had a visit to the dentist and needed something soft, cool and delicious. And it was! I’m going to try other favors too, but the peach was yummy. I had bits of fruit left in mine, but that is mostly due to the fact I could not wait for it to become completely smooth, it was so delicious looking!

  34. Julie says:

    This is so yummy. I’ve already made it twice! I love the lemon in it. Thanks!

  35. Nita says:

    Just made this and it’s delicious! I didn’t have frozen peaches ,so I made a mango batch and a strawberry batch. Both delicious ,my kids loved it and I know I’ll making this every day this summer. :-) I served one scoop of each and my kids lived the flavor combination. I can’t wait to try the peach. Thanks for such a delicious, simple ,and healthy treat.

  36. Nikki says:

    I intend to also try this recipe with mango instead of peaches. Both versions should be delicious!

  37. Elizabeth says:

    Have you ever tried using greek yogurt? Is there any non dairy substitute you would recommend for people with dairy issues?

    • Mel says:

      Elizabeth – Greek yogurt works great. I haven’t used a non-dairy substitute but if there are non-dairy yogurts on the market (like soy or almond) that you like, it’s worth a try!

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