Lemon Frozen Yogurt Ripieno


Lemon lovers will enjoy the bright flavor of this creamy, refreshing dessert. To make it extra special, serve it in a frozen lemon cup! You can use the juice from your lemon cups to make the frozen yogurt or keep it on hand to enjoy later.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 45 mins
6 servings


  • 6 medium lemons for serving

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 ½ cups whole-milk plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. If desired, prepare frozen lemon cups for serving: Cut off lemon tops and a thin slice from the bottoms (so the "cup" sits flat). Discard tops and bottoms. Squeeze the juice out of the lemons (use 6 tablespoons of the juice to make the frozen yogurt or freeze for another use). Using a paring knife, remove the flesh and seeds from each lemon, leaving a thin cup. Freeze the cups for at least 1 hour or until ready to use.

  2. Warm sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add yogurt, buttermilk and lemon juice; whisk until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until very cold, at least 3 hours or overnight.

  3. Pour the mixture into the canister of an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions. Pipe into the frozen lemon cups, if using, or leave in the canister; freeze for 1 hour to firm up before serving. Transfer to an airtight container to freeze for up to 1 week.


Equipment: Ice cream maker

To make ahead: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
4g Fat
31g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 30g
Added Sugars 25g 50%
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Vitamin A 30IU 1%
Vitamin C 6mg 7%
Folate 8mcg 2%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Potassium 168mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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