Banana frozen yogurt made with two simple ingredients – frozen bananas and Greek yogurt! It’s a refreshing and healthy treat that’s super easy to whip up. Just blend until creamy and serve!
Introducing your new favorite summer dessert: banana frozen yogurt!
It’s creamy, healthy and super easy to whip up with just two ingredients and a food processor (no ice cream maker needed)! And want to know the best part? You can serve it up right after blending – there’s no need to wait for it to harden in the freezer. That’s my kind of dessert!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- You only need 2 simple ingredients: frozen bananas and Greek yogurt!
- It comes together in under 10 minutes and no need to wait for it to harden in the freezer!
- It’s a healthy dessert that’s rich in protein, potassium, calcium and probiotics.
- Can be easily customized. Add your favorite toppings or mix-ins to make it your own.
- Has no added sugar – the only sweetness comes from the frozen bananas.
- plain greek yogurt – can’t have frozen yogurt without the yogurt! I prefer using full-fat, plain Greek yogurt, which is thicker and a bit more rich. It’s what makes this frozen dessert super creamy. It also provides a good amount of protein. My favorite type of yogurt to use is the Fage 5% plain Greek yogurt.
- frozen bananas – this acts as the natural sweetener in this recipe and provides additional creaminess. I like to peel and chop the banana before freezing which makes for easier blending. You can also follow my full guide on how to freeze bananas.
How to Make
This banana frozen yogurt recipe couldn’t get any easier to make!
Blend: Add your yogurt and frozen banana chunks to a food processor or high-speed blender and pulse/process until smooth and creamy. This usually takes 4-5 minutes in the food processor. You may need to turn off the motor and stir the mixture a few times while processing so it blends evenly.
Serve: Once smooth and creamy, add to bowls and enjoy right away. If you want it to be scoopable, you can freeze the mixture for about an hour. Bring it out of the freezer and let it thaw for a few minutes before scooping.
Tips For Success
- Chop your bananas: Make sure your frozen bananas are chopped into chunks before adding them to your food processor or blender to help them blend easier.
- Stir while blending: While blending the ingredients you may need to turn off the motor of your food processor or blender and stir the mixture a few times while processing so it blends evenly and gets all the frozen chunks!
- Protect from freezer burn: Add a layer of parchment paper or wax paper on top of the frozen yogurt under the lid of the airtight container when storing in the freezer to prevent freezer burn.
There are sooo many ways to get creative with this banana frozen yogurt and create different flavors. Here are some ideas to get you started.
- Chocolate – add in 1/2-1 Tablespoon cacao powder or cocoa powder plus chocolate chips or cacao nibs for a chocolate-y treat!
- Berry – add in frozen berries during blending and/or top with fresh berries for serving! Or just try my blueberry frozen yogurt! I definitely want to try a strawberry variation soon with frozen strawberries.
- Tropical – add frozen mango or pineapple chunks of swap it for the frozen banana for a tropical variation. And top it with homemade toasted coconut flakes for more tropical flavor.
- Vanilla – add vanilla bean paste from 1/2 – 1 vanilla bean pod or vanilla extract for vanilla goodness.
- Nutty – blend in a spoonful of almond butter or peanut butter and drizzle extra on top for a rich, nutty flavor.
- Honey – if you want some added sweetness add a drizzle of honey before blending or as a topping.
- Cinnamon – add a dash of cinnamon to the mix for a warm, spiced flavor.
- Matcha – mix in 1-2 teaspoons of matcha powder for a unique, earthy flavor and an antioxidant boost.
How to Store
Frozen banana yogurt can be stored for about one month in a sealed container in the freezer.
When you’re ready to enjoy it again, let it sit out at room temperature for a few minutes to soften up before scooping. It’s as simple as that!
More Frozen Treats
Add greek yogurt and frozen banana slices to food processor or high-speed blender and pulse/process until smooth and creamy. This usually takes about 4-5 minutes in the food processor. You may need to turn off the motor and stir the mixture a couple times while processing.
Once smooth and creamy, add to bowls and enjoy right away. If you want it to be scoopable, you can freeze the mixture for about an hour. Bring it out of the freezer and let it thaw for a few minutes before scooping.
Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.