Cherry and dark chocolate frozen yogurt recipe

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cherry dark chocolate frozen yogurt
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  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins plus setting
Cooking Time10 mins
Cost RangeMid
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories216 Kcal11%
Sugar33 g37%
Fat6 g9%
Saturated Fat4 g20%
Carbohydrates34 g13%

Our cherry and dark chocolate frozen yogurt is lighter than ice cream at 216 calories per portion but it's just as delicious.

This cherry and dark chocolate frozen yogurt recipe uses five ingredients and only has four steps in the method. In as little as two hours you can enjoy your homemade frozen yogurt. It's a great recipe to make with kids and perfect in the summer months.


  • 350g cherry yogurt
  • 100g plain yogurt
  • 240g frozen cherries
  • 3tsp honey
  • 40g dark chocolate choc, grated
  • Fresh cherries, to serve (optional)

You will need

  • A cheese or muslin cloth




  1. Place a sieve over a bowl and line with muslin cloth. Place the yogurts in the cloth and leave for 1hr 30mins to allow some of the water to drain off.
  2. Transfer the strained yogurt to a freezer-proof container and mix in 30g grated chocolate. Freeze for 45mins.
  3. Meanwhile, place the frozen cherries in a saucepan with the honey and gently warm to release their water. Increase the heat and cook for 5-10mins until the liquid has reduced in volume, looks glossy and is thicker. Leave to cool.
  4. Mix the cherry compote into the yogurt mixture, reserving a little for garnish if liked, then return to the freezer for another hour. Serve with extra grated chocolate and fresh cherries, if liked.

Top tips for making cherry and dark chocolate frozen yogurt

You could make this recipe in an ice cream maker and you’ll get a smoother result. If you plan to freeze the yogurt for longer than two hours, it’s important to try and mix every hour. This prevents too many ice crystals from forming.

If you prefer, use only plain yogurt for a lighter more tangy finish.

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Jessica Ransom
Senior Food Writer

Jessica is a freelance food writer, stylist and recipe tester. She previously worked as Senior Food Writer at Future. While at Future Jessica wrote food and drink-related news stories and features, curated product pages, reviewed equipment, and developed recipes that she then styled on food shoots. She is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.