homemade mango frozen yogurt

In culinary experiments, desserts, gluten-free, sweet treats, vegetarian on 05.25.11 at 9:09 pm

quick! take a foto before it all melts! ;)

now this was definitely one of my fave culinary experiments. it’s no secret that i have the ultimate sweet tooth. the other night, i was totally craving something sweet and ideally a cold treat (hooray for summer!). but unfortunately there was no ice cream, frozen yogurt or popsicles to be found in my freezer. already cozy in my pj’s, i was definitely too lazy to go on an ice cream run at that hour. what to do, what to do…

a homemade ice cream maker is still on my kitchen gadget wishlist, but i remembered that i have one of those awesome handheld mini-blenders. you know, those mini-blenders that are perfect for making mashed potatoes and single-servings of fruit smoothies. with some leftover frozen fruit from my freezer and the last bit of plain, low-fat yogurt in my fridge, i made some pretty delish, fruit-infused frozen yogurt — with no extra sugar added! holla!

blend well w/ handheld mini-blender:
– 1/4 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
– 1.5 cups frozen mango chunks

(tip: blend until mango chunks are combined well with the yogurt. the texture should be frothy & smooth. no need to add crushed ice, since the frozen mango chunks will already add enough moisture.)

freeze it:
– place blended fruit & yogurt in a sealed freezer-safe container, and put it in the freezer for 15-20min to set.

food styling:
– scoop mango frozen yogurt in a small bowl or teacup
– garnish w/ fresh blackberries

quick! eat it before it all melts! ;)

  1. Looks good, enough to satisfy my sweet tooth (which isn’t very sweet, but it’s getting warm out)!


  2. What a genius idea – well done! Not sure though that I could wait the 15 to 20 minutes while it sets.
    :-) Mandy


  3. That is a great idea. And I too lack an ice cream maker. And only 20 minutes to set. Awesome.


  4. What a great idea. All of those mango bags of mango chunks in my freezer have found a new calling… who’d make a smoothie when you can have this?! Great idea!


    • how about this? mix it up for your smoothie in the morning, and put the leftover mix in the freezer for a healthy frozen dessert in the evening! that’s what i did today. two recipes in one! :)


  5. How many does this serve? Such a great idea. Luckily I have the ice cream maker!


    • about 2-3 servings, by virtue of the small container for the handheld mini-blender. not sure how the recipe would fare with an ice cream maker, but let me know how it goes!

      ps – i’m trying out a similar recipe with mixed fresh berries this evening, so stay tuned for the recipe! :)


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  9. Do you think using room temperature chunks of mango will also work instead of using frozen mango? (presuming I can put it in the freezer for longer after that)


    • hmmm… i think that would probably work. i’ve tried out a variation of this recipe using bananas at room temperature and it worked pretty well. i would recommend freezing the mixture for a bit longer if you’re blending fruits at room temperature. thanks for stopping by and let me know how it goes!


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