Banana Frozen Yogurt is a delicious, nutritious alternative to regular shop-bought desserts, and the best bit is it is so simple to make!
No ice cream maker is required, and it is just a 5-ingredient recipe consisting of bananas, Greek yogurt, cheese, vanilla, and honey. Make sure they are on your dessert list this summer!
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Banana Frozen Yogurt
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.
You don’t need a bulky ice cream maker to enjoy delicious frozen treats at home. This homemade frozen yogurt consists of just a few ingredients and doesn’t require any churning or complicated equipment.
The secret to success with this recipe is finding the right balance between the tangy Greek yogurt and more mild cream cheese. If you use regular yogurt instead, you may want to use a little more because it is less creamy than Greek varieties.
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.
It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, and pepper, as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen already. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- Fresh Produce – Bananas
- Dairy – Full Fat Plain Greek Yogurt, Cream Cheese
- Pure Vanilla Extract – always buy good vanilla as it really does make a flavor difference.
- Honey – always buy locally produced honey if possible.
- Optional Toppings:
- Shredded Coconut
- Chocolate Sauce/Syrup
- Crushed Graham Crackers – or you could use Digestives or any other type of cookie/biscuit.
- Crushed/Chopped Nuts – use your favorite kind of nut, be that peanut, pecan, walnut, hazelnut, almond, or something else. Or you could use a mix of different chopped nuts.
Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog use both cup measurements and/or weighted measurements. American cups and kitchen food scales are handy pieces of equipment to have in your kitchen as it means you’ll be able to make all of the different recipes on my blog. I try to give American, imperial, and metric measurements in my recipes. You can mix cup measurements with weighted measurements, but never mix imperial (pounds, ounces, pints, etc.,) with metric (kilograms, grams, litres, etc.,).
More Recipes Using Bananas
One of the hero ingredients in this dish is banana, so here are some more recipes using the same:
- Classic Banana Cream Pie Recipe (From Scratch!)
- Bananas Foster
- Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins
More Frozen Dessert Recipes
Looking for more frozen desserts to make? Check these recipes out next:
- Regular vanilla extract will affect the color of this dish. To prevent this, choose a clear vanilla extract instead. However, be sure to read labels carefully because most clear extracts are imitation.
How Do I Make Banana Frozen Yogurt?
Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 2 large bananas
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, full fat
- 6-oz (170g) cream cheese, cut into chunks
- ¾ Tbsp real vanilla extract
- ¼ cup honey, preferably local
- Fresh banana slices
- Shredded coconut
- Chocolate sauce
- Crushed graham crackers
- Crushed nuts
- Peel and cut bananas into thin slices. Place banana slices in a plastic freezer-safe bag and place in the freezer until frozen.
- Add yogurt, cream cheese, vanilla extract, and frozen banana slices to powerful blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth. (If necessary, add 2-3 tablespoons of water to the blender to loosen the mixture).
- While blending, drizzle in honey until thoroughly combined with other ingredients. Once blended, taste mixture and add more honey, if desired.
- Transfer contents of blender to a freezer safe dish and cover tightly. Place in freezer for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.
- To serve, remove from freezer and let sit on counter for 5-10 minutes to soften. Scoop into individual chilled serving dishes and garnish with slices of fresh banana or other favorite toppings.
Tip: Regular vanilla extract will affect the color of this dish. To prevent this, choose a clear vanilla extract instead. However, be sure to read labels carefully because most clear extracts are imitations.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 524Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 268mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 6gSugar: 47gProtein: 9g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Full Meal
You’ve made the dessert, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal for a dinner party or special occasion:
- Appetizer: Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges with Herbed Coconut Yogurt Dip
- Soup: Southwestern Chicken Soup with Black Beans
- Salad: Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
- Main Dish: How to Make Instant Pot Pork Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Porked)
- Side Dish: Quick & Easy Spicy Salsa Recipe
- Beverage: Jalapeño Cucumber Vodka Lemonade
There are 500+ Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for you to enjoy – please feel free to check them out too!