Healthy Lemon Frozen Yogurt

A few months ago when my sister graduated from university I (gladly) agreed to watch two entire seasons of Scandal with her…  on the couch…  in four days.  I am so ashamed to say that, but I actually got a lot of work done during so I don’t feel too bad about it.  The point of me telling you that (embarrassing) story, is that the commercials we saw inspired this recipe.  You know how Hulu requires you to watch a couple commercials a few times throughout every episode?  Well, Haagen Dazs clearly paid Hulu BANK for their commercials.  For two weeks straight my sister and I were repeating, “Cap-uu-ciiii-no,” and “Liiii-mon-cellll-o,” to each other.

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Totally annoying, but catchy.  And I just saw the commercial a week ago and it reminded me of that glorious 4-day TV marathon  🙂

And it also made me want Limoncello.  Ice cream, I mean.  So I made a batch of healthy Lemon Frozen Yogurt!  Super creamy, super lemony, super satisfying.  This is the perfect fro yo to have on hand after a hot day, after a long day, or at any time of day really  🙂

Healthy Lemon Frozen Yogurt
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This healthy Lemon Frozen Yogurt is delicious, smooth, creamy, and refreshing! It doesn't taste refined sugar free, fat free, and high protein one bit!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 110 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Freeze your ice cream maker bowl for 24+ hours (I used my KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment).
  2. In a blender, add the yogurt, Limoncello, stevia, lemon flavor, vanilla extract, and butter flavor. Blend until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the corn starch, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt.  With the blender running, slowly add in the dry ingredients.  Blend until smooth.  Feel free to add natural yellow food coloring or ground turmeric for color!
  4. Place the frozen ice cream maker attachment onto the stand mixer and turn on the "stir" speed. Pour ice cream mixture into the ice cream bowl and churn until soft-serve consistency.
  5. Transfer the ice cream into a freezer-safe dish. Cover and freeze until it's the texture you prefer (~3-5 hours). Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If you want a seriously boozy fro yo, check out my BOOZY Limoncello Frozen Yogurt recipe!

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Lemon Frozen Yogurt
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = ½ cup)
Calories 110
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 7g
Protein 11g 22%
Calcium 80%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Compared to Haagen Dazs Limoncello Gelato, my Healthy Lemon Frozen Yogurt has 130 less calories, 9g less fat (and actually has zero fat), 19g less sugar, and 7g more protein.  What a difference, yes?!  Plus, my recipe doesn’t contain any heavy cream, sugar, corn syrup, and egg yolks like the Haagen Dazs version.

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Mmmm so good.  I’ll take two cups please  🙂

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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8 comments on “Healthy Lemon Frozen Yogurt”

  1. This is such a healthy and yummiest recipe. Love to eat the recipe and Like all the beautiful photos shared here. Many thanks for sharing it with us. Keep sharing.

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  3. I love your frozen yogurt recipe. I’ve never tried lemon yogurt before, but it looks delicious.

  4. Jeremy Ruggles
    3

    Thank you for sharing such a delicious looking recipe with us! While the lemon frozen yogurt looks wonderful, how difficult would it be to swap the lemon with another flavor like peach or pineapple for example? Would it require changes to additional ingredients?

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  6. Divya Rajendiran
    4

    Very nice low cal recipe! Want to try it out sometime..how does the uncooked cornstarch work? Cooked cornstarch makes stuff creamy, wont the raw leave a powdery after taste?

    • Divya Rajendiran-
      The corn starch works to absorb water and thicken the fro yo batter, which helps reduce crystallization in the final ice cream. It’s a small amount so you don’t taste it, and it doesn’t cause a gritty texture or anything 🙂
      -Jess

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