An ice cream maker allows you to create your own frozen desserts with wholesome ingredients like fruit and yogurt. This one is a terrific alternative to commercial ice cream. It is fat-free and, even though it contains some sugar, it is very low in calories. When strawberries are not in season, frozen are a fine alternative.

Susanne A. Davis
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2002


Recipe Summary

2 hrs 45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place berries in a food processor and process until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add sugar and orange juice; process for a few seconds. Add yogurt and pulse several times until blended. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour or overnight.

  • Pour the strawberry mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and let harden in the freezer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Serve in chilled dishes.


Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week. Let soften in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour before serving.

Equipment: Ice cream maker

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 20.7g 7% DV; dietary fiber 1.9g 8% DV; sugars 17.9g; fat 0.3g 1% DV; saturated fat 0g; cholesterol 0.4mg; vitamin a iu 23.3IU 1% DV; vitamin c 59.2mg 99% DV; folate 27mcg 7% DV; calcium 56.7mg 6% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 16.9mg 6% DV; potassium 209.5mg 6% DV; sodium 16.8mg 1% DV; thiamin 0mg 4% DV.

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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
Too much sugar plus added sugar? Lots of sugars plus added sugars in this recipe -- not a good one at all. Pros: Yogurt already has milk sugar 8 grams. OJ is all sugar. Cons: The sugars still count even if they're low. 20 grams CHO is still 80 sugar calories. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I don't have an ice cream maker! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was wonderful (strong perfect strawberry flavor with just a hint of orange) and so easy. I didn't have orange juice so I used 1 1/2 teaspoons frozen concentrate instead which worked great. I did notice that the longer this was frozen it seemed to lose a little of its strawberry flavor. The serving size 1/2 c. was plenty. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It was wonderful. I didn't have any orange juice so I used 2 Tbs. of curacao instead. I love it. Read More