Lush Lemon Frozen Yogurt

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This tangy and mouthwatering lemon frozen yogurt is such a great alternative to ice cream. Not only is made with only 100% clean ingredients, it offers a lighter texture, and it tastes fabulous, too! Up the yum factor even more by selecting fresh fruit and varying your frozen yogurt recipes and flavors with each season. When lemons are ripe, this refreshing frozen treat becomes the perfect summer frozen yogurt recipe.

For a fun treat, scoop out the inside of a lemon and fill with Lush Lemon Frozen Yogurt and top with our clean eating Whipped Toppingas shown in the photo above. Now, that’s a treat!

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Lush Lemon Frozen Yogurt

Lush Lemon Frozen Yogurt

Servings: 4 | Serving Size: 3/4 cup | Calories: 240 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fats: 3 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 11 mg | Sodium: 72 mg | Carbohydrates: 30 g | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 28 g | Protein: 22 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4


  • 3 cups plain low-fat or full fat Greek yogurt (do not use nonfat)
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup raw honey
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 5 lemons)


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the honey, lemon juice, and zest, and bring to a simmer, stirring, for about 3 to 5 minutes, just until the honey is dissolved into the lemon juice to make a syrup. Place the syrup in an uncovered, shallow container and refrigerate until completely chilled, about half hour, stirring occasionally to speed up the cooling process.
  2. Whisk the honey lemon syrup into the yogurt until completely combined.
  3. *Method 1:*Prepare your ice cream/frozen yogurt maker according to manufacturers directions. Churn in the frozen yogurt/ice cream maker for 20- 25 minutes or until the yogurt has a soft serve consistency.
  4. Yogurt can be eaten as is (simply scoop into a dish or put in a pastry bag and pipe out), or for a harder texture, place it in a sealable container. Apply wax paper or plastic wrap so that it is covering the surface of the frozen yogurt to store, then add the lid. This will prevent ice crystals from forming on the surface of the frozen yogurt. Soft-serve frozen yogurt will harden in about an hour in the freezer.
  5. Method 2: To make frozen yogurt without an ice cream/frozen yogurt maker, simply pour the mixture in a shallow container. Remove from the freezer every hour, 2- 3 times, and stir and scrape the yogurt with a fork. After 3 hours or so, your frozen yogurt should be ready to eat. Cover with plastic wrap or wax paper and the lid if storing in the freezer.
  6. Note: Lemon frozen yogurt can be served in a dish or in the fruit (by slicing off the top of a lemon, scraping out the insides, and scooping/piping the yogurt into the shell).
  7. Top with our clean eating Whipped Topping, if desired.


SkinnyMs. recommends the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence™ 2Qt Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream Maker for frozen yogurt, ice cream, sorbet, and sherbet recipes.

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8 Comments on "Lush Lemon Frozen Yogurt"

  1. Lisa  July 28, 2013

    Or I have a Ninja blender that whips it up in seconds!

  2. KimD  September 12, 2013

    Could you substitute honey for the sweetener? Agave and stevia haven't made their way into my pantry at this point.

    • Skinny Ms.  September 13, 2013

      Kim, Yes, honey will work! 🙂

    • SkinnyMs  March 3, 2014

      Honey will work well too.

  3. Reese  January 1, 2019

    This recipe is way more than 5 WW Freestyle points. Using low fat or full fat yogurt and 3/4 cup honey makes this 15 points per serving. 3/4 cup of honey is 48 points and that also seems like way too much honey? Are the measurements correct in the recipe?

    • Nichole Furlong  January 2, 2019

      Hi Resse – yogurt is a zero point ingredient so does not contribute to the point count. However, the honey should only be 1/4 cup (not 3/4 cup) which actually makes this recipe only 4 Freestyle SmartPoints!

  4. Kim  April 3, 2020

    Can I use regular plain yogurt for this or does it have to be greek yogurt?


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