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Lemon or Lime Frozen Yogurt

lime frozen yogurt

I love making my own soft serve frozen yogurt in the Summer and one of my favorite flavors when I was in High School and FroYo was all the rage was Key Lime. When making anything with Key limes you will learn how annoying it can be to squeeze all those tiny limes, so this can be made with any kind of lime or lemon juice, but I do prefer fresh squeezed. The frozen yogurt, especially with lower fat yogurts are really best right out of the ice cream maker, they don't stay well in the freezer in my opinion.

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  • about 1 quart ServingsServings


  • 4 cups plain full fat yogurt
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest


Place yogurt in a fine mesh strainer or over papertowels or cheesecloth. I like to do this in the morning if I am making it in the evening. It should strain at least 6 hours or overnight.

The result will be about 2 ½ to 3 cups of thick Greek style yogurt, you can skip this step if you buy Greek yogurt.

In a medium bowl combine lime juice, sugar and lime zest.  Whisk until sugar dissolves or use simple syrup in place of the sugar and adjust to taste.  Add yogurt, whisk well and transfer to ice cream maker.  Freeze in maker until desired consistency.  This is best served fresh out of the maker.

Nutrition information is based on 4 servings per 1 quart.