Frozen Apricot Yogurt Recipe - Delicious and Healthy

Frozen Apricot Yogurt

Frozen Apricot Yogurt Recipe - Delicious and Healthy
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 10-12 minutes | Servings: 6


Frozen Apricot Yogurt
Frozen Apricot Yogurt

Frozen apricot yogurt is a delicious and refreshing treat that is perfect for hot summer days. Made with dried apricots, orange juice, low-fat yogurt, and a hint of orange rind, this frozen dessert is both creamy and tangy.


Frozen apricot yogurt is a modern twist on traditional frozen yogurt recipes. The combination of sweet apricots and tangy yogurt creates a unique flavor profile that is sure to please your taste buds.


How to prepare

  1. Serve with fresh fruit or berries or garnish with a fresh mint leaf.
  2. In a small saucepan or microwave-safe dish, combine apricots with orange juice.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Alternatively, cover and microwave on high power for 7 minutes, or until the apricots are softened.
  6. Puree the mixture in a food processor or blender, or pass it through a food mill.
  7. Allow the mixture to cool.
  8. Combine the apricot mixture, yogurt, and orange rind.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Freeze the mixture in an ice cream machine or transfer it to a shallow metal cake pan.
  11. Freeze until the mixture is almost solid.
  12. Break the frozen mixture into big chunks and beat it with an electric mixer or food processor until smooth.
  13. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and freeze until firm (about 30 minutes to 1 hour).
  14. Let the mixture stand in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes or until softened before serving.


  • Try using fresh apricots instead of dried for a more intense flavor.
  • Add a splash of almond extract for a nutty twist.
  • Swirl in some honey or agave nectar for added sweetness.


  1. 0.75 cup size individual yogurt containers are a good way to freeze serving size portions. Use a strong ice cream scoop to divide up for 2 small servings.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use dried apricots that are soft and plump for the best flavor.

- If you don't have an ice cream machine, you can still make this recipe by freezing the mixture in a shallow metal cake pan and then blending it until smooth.

- For a creamier texture, you can add a splash of heavy cream to the mixture before freezing.

Serving Suggestions

Serve frozen apricot yogurt in chilled bowls or cones for a refreshing treat. Top with fresh fruit or berries for added sweetness.

Cooking Techniques

The key to making frozen apricot yogurt is to freeze the mixture in stages and then blend it until smooth for a creamy texture.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have dried apricots, you can use canned apricots in juice or fresh apricots that have been pitted and chopped.

Make Ahead Tips

You can make the apricot mixture ahead of time and freeze it until you are ready to blend it with the yogurt.

Presentation Ideas

Serve frozen apricot yogurt in chilled bowls garnished with a sprig of fresh mint for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Frozen apricot yogurt pairs well with a glass of sparkling water or a fruity white wine.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover frozen apricot yogurt in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week. Let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of frozen apricot yogurt contains approximately 150 calories.


Each serving of frozen apricot yogurt contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of frozen apricot yogurt contains approximately 2 grams of fat.


Each serving of frozen apricot yogurt contains approximately 5 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Frozen apricot yogurt is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and calcium.


This recipe contains dairy from the yogurt, so it may not be suitable for those with lactose intolerance or dairy allergies.


Frozen apricot yogurt is a low-calorie, high-protein dessert that is rich in vitamins and minerals.


Frozen apricot yogurt is a delicious and healthy dessert that is perfect for summer. With its creamy texture and tangy flavor, this frozen treat is sure to become a favorite in your household.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe for the first time is a joyful one. It all started during one hot summer day when I was visiting my dear friend Sarah. We were sitting in her cozy kitchen, sipping on ice-cold lemonade and catching up on life. Suddenly, Sarah jumped up from her seat and exclaimed, "I have the perfect treat to cool us down on this sweltering day!"

Intrigued, I followed her to the freezer where she pulled out a container of the most delicious looking frozen yogurt I had ever seen. It was a vibrant shade of orange with bits of apricot peeking through. My mouth watered at the sight of it, and I couldn't wait to taste it.

Sarah handed me a spoonful and as soon as it touched my lips, I was in heaven. The creamy texture of the yogurt combined with the sweet and tangy flavor of the apricots was pure bliss. I couldn't believe something so simple could taste so incredible.

I begged Sarah for the recipe, convinced that I needed to make this frozen apricot yogurt for myself. She laughed and told me that it was a family recipe passed down from her grandmother. However, she graciously agreed to share it with me, knowing how much I loved to cook and bake.

As she rattled off the ingredients and steps to make the frozen apricot yogurt, I scribbled down notes furiously in my recipe book. I couldn't wait to try it out at home and share it with my own family.

The next day, I gathered all the necessary ingredients and set to work in my own kitchen. I carefully followed Sarah's instructions, mixing the yogurt, apricots, and a touch of honey together before popping it into the freezer to firm up.

The anticipation was almost unbearable as I waited for the frozen apricot yogurt to be ready. Finally, after what felt like an eternity, I pulled it out of the freezer and scooped myself a generous serving.

The first bite took me right back to Sarah's kitchen. The flavors were just as wonderful as I remembered, and I was thrilled that I had managed to recreate the recipe on my own.

From that day on, frozen apricot yogurt became a staple in my house during the hot summer months. My family couldn't get enough of it, and I loved seeing their faces light up with joy as they enjoyed this delicious treat.

Over the years, I have tweaked the recipe here and there, adding a sprinkle of cinnamon or a dash of vanilla extract to make it my own. But the basic foundation of yogurt and apricots remains the same, a constant reminder of that fateful day in Sarah's kitchen.

I often think about the journey this recipe has taken me on. From Sarah's kitchen to my own, it has brought me so much joy and satisfaction. And every time I make a batch of frozen apricot yogurt, I am reminded of the power of good food to bring people together and create lasting memories.

So here's to Sarah, her grandmother, and the delicious frozen apricot yogurt that has become a beloved tradition in my family. May it continue to bring us all closer together for many years to come.


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