Simple. Classic. And healthier than your regular ice cream! This Triple Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt is perfect for vanilla lovers because it has a healthy dose of that flavor that you love. This recipe is so simple to make, that you may never visit another froyo bar again.
If you want to head straight to the printable recipe, scroll to the bottom. If you want to learn tips and tricks to make this the best frozen yogurt you have ever made, read on.
To make frozen yogurt at home, I highly recommend getting an ice cream machine. Here’s the one that I have. They last forever, they are affordable. They turn a 4+ hour process to a 30 minute process. They are easy to clean. And they make better frozen yogurt and ice cream than the “no churn” varieties.
Let’s Talk Ice Cream Stabilizers
Your freezer regulates it’s temperature by turning it’s cooling off and on. That means the contents of your freezer are in a perpetual state of warming and cooling. No big deal for most foods, but for ice cream and frozen yogurt it is. It’s actually what causes the ice crystals to form inside of your ice cream and yogurt.
An easy way to avoid this is to eat your ice cream and yogurt while it’s fresh. Otherwise, you will want to add a stabilizer. My favorite stabilizer is egg because it adds a rich flavor. But they also make all kinds of powdered concoctions that will prevent ice crystals from forming. If you make ice cream without an ice cream machine and without a stabilizer, you will have crunchy crystals inside your ice cream.
Let’s Talk Vanilla
When you are making a vanilla flavored frozen yogurt, you will want your flavor to be flavorful, big, and bold. That’s why using the best quality vanilla is so important! We used 3 different kinds. Using a variety gives a dynamic flavor that changes as you feast!
First of all, scraping a fresh vanilla bean pod is imperative. We also used this vanilla bean paste. Last we used this homemade vanilla extract. It’s just heavenly! If you are going to use store bought, my go to is Adam’s Best. It truly is the best vanilla extract available at a regular grocer.
From here, it’s really just a simple mix and spin inside your ice cream machine! I do recommend mixing your ingredients an hour or so before you add them to the ice cream mixer. It is not necessary, but mixing the sugar into the yogurt before spinning in the machine, will give the sugar time to break down and will give your frozen yogurt a more rich and consistent flavor.
Of course, this is not necessary. And I often skip this step.
This kind of froyo can be served any which way! Add berries for a dessert that is fresh and fruity. Add chocolate syrup for a sundae style frozen yogurt. Add sprinkles, candies, or any of your favorite treats. This Frozen Yogurt makes a great base for all of your favorites.
Triple Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt Recipe
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/3 cup White Sugar
- 16 fl oz. Plain Yogurt
- 1/2 Vanilla Bean Pod
- 1 heaped tablespoon Vanilla Bean Paste
- First slice open the vanilla bean and scrape the insides.
- Mix together the yogurt, vanillas, and sugar. Stir thoroughly.
- Let your ingredients sit at room temperature for 1 hour, stirring a few times over the course of the hour. This will help your sugar to dissolve.
- Add to an ice cream mixer and blend for 30 minutes.
- Serve immediately or freeze for up to 3 days.
- Triple Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt can be served with candy, berries, sprinkles, or ice cream syrups!
And if you have gone Froyo crazy like I have check out these recipes: Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt, Plain Tart Frozen Yogurt, and these totally adorable and delicious Mixed Berry & Frozen Yogurt Popsicles!
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