Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Recipe
~ Smooth and Creamy ~

A vanilla frozen yogurt recipe that's richly delicious.  There's nothing plain about this frozen dessert.  The taste is so creamy it's hard to believe it's made with low fat yogurt and milk.

Homemade Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

The picture just above was made from this vanilla frozen yogurt recipe.  The rich vanilla flavor will have your family and friends begging for more.  :-)  I'll definitely make this one again.

I used strained curd and skipped the cornstarch... and substituted Stevia for 1/4 cup sugar.  At the end, along with the vanilla and yogurt, I added drops of liquid Stevia to taste. 

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Serves 6.  Makes about 1 quart (litre). 

Tip:  Whole milk makes a creamier product.


  • 1-1/2 cups low fat milk 375 ml
  • 1-1/2 cups plain low fat yogurt, store-bought or homemade 375 ml
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cups sugar 160 ml
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch 15 ml
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 7 ml

In a heavy pot, combine sugar and cornstarch (leave out if using strained yogurt).  Stir in milk and beaten egg.  Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture is thickened and coats a metal spoon.  Don't worry if mixture doesn't thicken without cornstarch. 

Remove from heat and cool.  Blend in vanilla and yogurt.  Freeze in your ice cream maker or using the freezer method.


  • Reduce calories by reducing sugar to 1/2 cup (125 ml).  If you want a sweeter frozen yogurt, use zero calorie organic Stevia (to taste).
Making Frozen Yogurt: Freezer Method

Freezer Method

Frozen Yogurt In Ice Cream Maker

Using Ice Cream Maker

Sweeteners In Curd


Make Yoghurt

Make Yoghurt

Strained Curd

Strained Yoghurt

Basic Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Serves 6.  Makes about 1 quart (litre).


  • 2/3 cup cane sugar 185 ml
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch 10 ml
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated low fat milk 340 g
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 30 ml
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 10 ml
  • 1-1/2 cups plain low fat yogurt, commercial or homemade 375 ml


In medium saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch.  Stir in milk, beaten egg and corn syrup.  Cook and stir over low heat until mixture is thickened and coats a metal spoon.  It may not coat a spoon if you've made it without cornstarch.  Don't worry, it'll still turn out. 

Remove from heat; cool.  Stir in vanilla and yogurt.  Freeze in your ice cream maker or by freezer method.

Basic Vanilla Frozen Recipe from Frozen Yogurt by Mabel and Gar Hoffman.

calories 150
protein 6 g
carb 29 g
fibre 0

fat 1 g
cholesterol 30 mg
sodium 90 mg

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