Vegan Frozen Yogurt

This vegan frozen yogurt recipe creates a creamy dessert you can make in the blender with only 5 ingredients. Making dairy-free frozen yogurt from scratch is so easy and delicious!

A bowl of blueberry vegan frozen yogurt has fresh blueberries and mint sprigs. There is another bowl in the background next to a bowl of fresh blueberries.

This vegan frozen yogurt is more than just a delicious frozen dessert. It’s easy too. Easy like Sunday morning. Throwback for any of you 80’s pop fans out there.

But in a world where things seem oh-so complicated, an easy frozen dessert is, well, nice. That means this recipe only requires a blender and a freezer. That said, if you prefer making your frozen yogurt in an ice cream maker, I’ve included those instructions as well. Checking off all the boxes!

How to Make Vegan Frozen Yogurt in a Blender

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

  1. Place the creamy base ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender. Let it sit for a few minutes for the bananas to soften.
    Frozen bananas and vegan yogurt are in the bottom of a blender.
  2. Process on low speed until broken down, scrape down the bowl, then process again. Gradually increase speed to achieve a smooth texture.
  3. Add frozen fruit of choice. Let it sit for a few minutes for the frozen fruit to soften slightly.
  4. Use a rubber spatula to push the fruit down into the creamy base.
  5. Pulse on low speed until the frozen fruit starts to break down. Remove the lid and scrape down the sides of the bowl and stir the mixture, so the fruit is distributed throughout. Cover and pulse again on low speed. Repeat this process until you reach the desired texture (leaving some bits of the fruit can leave a beautiful finished product).
    A hand holds a spatula, stirring a frozen strawberry mixture in a blender.
  6. Optional: Add bits of mashed fresh fruit, such as mashed strawberries, to add color, texture, and flavor to the finished scoops.
    Mashed fresh fruit is being stirred into a container with frozen yogurt.
  7. For Soft Serve: Serve immediately in individual serving cups.
  8. For Frozen Servings: Transfer to a freezer-safe container and place a piece of parchment paper over the top to prevent ice formation on the top layer. Place in the freezer for 4 hours, up to overnight. It will keep for up to 1 month.
    dairy-free frozen yogurt is being poured from a blender into a container for freezing.

Key Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Bananas — I love making this dairy-free frozen yogurt with a creamy frozen banana base. It’s very similar to my nice cream, with the addition of vegan yogurt.
  • Maple syrup — You can use maple syrup or substitute agave nectar.
  • Lemon juice — For some flavors (such as strawberry and pineapple) it can be nice to substitute lime juice.
  • Vegan yogurt — I prefer unsweetened vegan yogurt such as Forager’s Cashew Yogurt.
  • Frozen fruit — Here you can use strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, or peaches, just make sure they’re frozen. You’ll need four cups of whatever fruit you’re using.

Vegan Frozen Yogurt in an Ice Cream Machine

If you prefer to take it old-school (is that a thing when it comes to frozen yogurt?), here are instructions on making this vegan frozen yogurt recipe in an ice cream machine (sans bananas).

Ingredients are laid out on a white table. The labels next to them ready, berries, maple syrup, vegan yogurt, lemon.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2/3 cup vegan yogurt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Step-by-Step

  1. Freeze the bowl of your ice cream maker (following the manufacturer’s instructions).
  2. Once the bowl is frozen, add fruit and maple syrup to a food processor (or blender).
    Maple syrup is being poured from a measuring cup into a food processor with blueberries.
  3. Pour in vegan yogurt.
    A hand holds a bowl of yogurt, pouring it into a food processor with frozen berries.
  4. Add lemon juice.
    Lemon juice is being poured into a food processor bowl with berries and yogurt.
  5. If using frozen fruit, let it sit for a few minutes to soften.
  6. Pulse until combined, leaving some texture.
    A blueberry yogurt mixture is in the bottom of a food processor.
  7. Transfer to the ice cream maker, following the manufacturer’s instructions. It usually takes around 20 minutes of churning to make frozen yogurt.
  8. Serve right away or transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze.
A large bowl holds dishes of different dairy-free frozen yogurt, such as berry, pineapple, and strawberry.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • FLEXIBLE — You can choose the fruit you love and make it in a blender or an ice cream maker.
  • FRESH — You’ll love the fresh flavors thanks to real fruit that’s infused throughout this frozen treat.
  • HEALTHY — Looking for a healthy dessert? This frozen yogurt has less than 150 calories per serving.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Can vegans eat frozen yogurt?

Most frozen yogurt is made with dairy and is therefore not suitable for vegans. However, some businesses do offer a vegan option and you can easily make homemade frozen yogurt at home.

Is vegan frozen yogurt healthy?

Vegan frozen yogurt is made with plant-based yogurt that comes from cashews, almonds, soy, etc. That makes dairy-free frozen yogurt a healthy treat, especially in the summer months.

Serving Suggestions

Add any of these toppings to your frozen yogurt treat:

Storage Tips

Store frozen yogurt in a freezer-safe container in the fridge. It helps to place a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper over the top to prevent ice crystals from forming on the top layer. It will keep in the freezer for up to 1 month.

A bowl of pineapple frozen yogurt sits in front of bowls of blueberry and strawberry frozen yogurt.

Vegan Frozen Treats

If you love this vegan frozen yogurt dessert, you’ll want to try even more vegan frozen treats. Here are some of our favorites:

An ice cream scoop is full of blueberry vegan frozen yogurt, sitting on top of a whole bowl of it.

Vegan Frozen Yogurt

You'll love these easy vegan frozen yogurt recipe that you can make without refined sugar! This is a favorite treat to serve in the summer and all year long!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 124kcal

Ingredients

Creamy Base

  • 2 cups frozen banana chunks
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (substitute agave nectar)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (substitute lime juice)
  • ½ cup vegan yogurt (refrigerated overnight)
  • 4 cups frozen fruit (strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, or peaches)

Instructions

For the Creamy Base:

  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender. Allow it to sit for a few minutes for the frozen bananas to soften slightly. Process on low speed until broken down.
  • Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Process again, gradually increasing the speed to achieve a smooth texture.

For the Frozen Yogurt:

  • Add frozen fruit of choice. Let it sit for a few minutes for the frozen fruit to soften slightly. Use a rubber spatula to push the fruit down into the creamy base.
  • Pulse on low speed until the frozen fruit starts to break down. Remove the lid and scrape down the sides of the bowl and stir the mixture, so the fruit is distributed throughout. Cover and pulse again on low speed. Repeat this process until you reach the desired texture (leaving some bits of the fruit can leave a beautiful finished product).
  • Optional: Add bits of mashed fresh fruit, such as mashed strawberries, to add color, texture, and flavor to the finished scoops.
  • For Soft Serve: Serve immediately in individual serving cups.
  • For Frozen Servings: Transfer to a freezer-safe container and place a piece of parchment paper over the top to prevent ice formation on the top layer. Place in the freezer for 4 hours, up to overnight. It will keep for up to 1 month.

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Notes

If you freeze the frozen yogurt overnight, it becomes very firm. Sit it out on the counter for a few minutes to soften before serving.
Strawberries were used for nutritional estimates.
Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

2 Responses to Vegan Frozen Yogurt

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLaura Reply

    What can be substituted for lemon or lime juice? I’m allergic any citrus product.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Laura. You can just leave the citris out. If you want to add that tart flavor a bit of apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar could be used.

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