While my husband and I were in Walla Walla, Washington for our tenth anniversary, we stopped in at a little frozen yogurt shop called Peach and Pear. I had never had anything like the “European-style” frozen yogurt (plain, with fruit sauce) she was serving. It was not very sweet, tangy, and absolutely delicious.

When we returned home, I went on a mission to figure out how to make my own European-style frozen yogurt, and I discovered it was actually incredibly simple.

Several years ago my husband gave me a Cuisinart ice cream maker for my birthday. We use it weekly throughout the summer! It does not require ice or salt — the bowl itself freezes in the freezer.

A single ingredient?

So, amazing, tart, creamy frozen yogurt is as simple as this:

Into the ice cream maker, scoop a 32-oz container of Zoi Vanilla or Honey Greek yogurt. Turn it on, and in 20-25 minutes you have amazing frozen yogurt!

Zoi is the brand my grocery store sells, so that’s all I’ve tried. You can experiment with different brands and different flavors, but use fat-free at your own risk. I hear it is much more icy and obviously less creamy. I have even used plain whole-fat Greek yogurt and though I enjoy it, no one else in my family does because it is hardly sweet at all and quite tart. Zoi Honey is very sweet for a Greek yogurt and much more like a dessert.

My favorite is either plain or vanilla with fresh-from-the-garden strawberries on top. Yum!

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