Coffee Frozen Yogurt

coffee frozen yogurtIt’s funny how much the weather can affect us… The other day, I woke up at 6 am and went on a run and felt great. It was bright and sunny when I woke up, so it was easy to start my day early. I planned to do the same this morning, but when my alarm went off it looked so foggy and gray outside that I couldn’t bring myself to even get out of my bed. All day yesterday, the weather was the same – gray and gloomy. So we had a really lazy Sunday. Lately we have been searching for a new TV because the one we have is probably like 20 years old, and Fabi thought it would be nice to upgrade to a plasma flat screen. The problem is that they are in the thousands for a decent size :/ Yesterday it would have been really nice to have one, though!

On Saturday it was sunny, so I made some coffee frozen yogurt. I don’t have an ice cream maker (I really need to get one of those soon! Any recommendations??), so I tried my best and it surprisingly came out pretty good! If you have an ice cream maker, it will probably turn out better than just putting it in the freezer like I did. The texture is not as creamy as the kind you get when you go to a frozen yogurt shop, but it was still a refreshing treat on a warm summer day. I love the combination of chocolate and coffee, so the chocolate chips are a must for me in this recipe. It freezes very hard, especially if left overnight, so you have to let it sit well before you want to enjoy some. This is always a challenge for me, because when I get a craving for something I need to have it right away! Like last night for example…when I wanted some frozen yogurt, I just microwaved it for 30 seconds and it worked out. It is also important to use espresso or strong coffee. I don’t think drip coffee will give you the same depth in flavor, but you can try it…


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Coffee Frozen Yogurt
Prep time
Type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup espresso or strongly brewed coffee
  • 1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp coffee grounds
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (minis work the best)
  1. In a bowl, whisk all ingredients together (you can also use an electric mixer or blender).
  2. Pour into a freezer-safe bowl and seal.
  3. Freeze for 30 minutes, then open and drop chocolate chips in a few at a time.
  4. Reseal and freeze for at least 4 hours.
  5. Let stand 30 minutes just prior to serving.



    • trapper says:

      heavy cream or condensed milk beaten add sugar to taste
      also I have squeeze bottles of carmel , choc , coffee , & no fucose fruit syrups , once u make it u’ll beable to whip up ur own recipes… i just made some peach ice cream with grated choch . next time its going to be yogurt mix

  1. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersj says:

    I love frozen yogurt and I love your coffee version! I have a cusinart ice cream maker, it works pretty well, but due to freezer room, I have been making frozen ice cream like you. Another thing to do, if your home, after the first 30 minutes, whip the ice cream for about a minutes, every half hour or so until it’s frozen. It’s comes out really creamy. The whipping adds air to it to make it light and fluffy.

  2. Jane says:

    Yummy! As for a recommendation for an ice cream maker, get the Cuisinart Ice Cream/Yogurt/Sorbet Maker! I bought mine at Costco a couple years ago, and I love it! Get the one that is 2 quart size. Easy, only $50 (Costco site) or so, and you can have soft ice cream/etc pretty quick!

  3. Katie (A Fork in Hand) says:

    That looks like exactly what I need right now! We’re finally starting to see some real summer weather here so all I’ve been wanting to eat lately is ice cream and smoothies. I have the ice cream maker attachment for my KichenAid stand mixer and I’ve had good luck with it. I’d definitely recommend it if you already have a KitchenAid.

  4. Hotly Spiced says:

    I think this would be very refreshing on a super-hot day. And I think considering you don’t have an ice cream machine (neither do I), this has turned out really well xx

  5. john@kitchenriffs says:

    Great stuff! I love coffee yogurt or ice cream – need to make some soon! The Cuisinart works pretty well, although all of the inexpensive ones have their downsides. Main downside is often you end up freezing the ice cream after you make it to get it firm enough. Not a big deal and you don’t always have to do it, but you should allow enough time in case you do. Good post – thanks.

  6. Bam's Kitchen says:

    Hello Kristi,
    I am sorry I do not know what happened but for some reason you stopped showing up on my e-mail list. I love this little recipe and it sounds so easy and really it turns out that nice without and ice-cream maker. I will have to try it out. Have I mentioned that it is already like a million degrees here in HK, not that I am exaggerating but it feels like that when you are waiting for the bus in the heat. Stay cool and take care, BAM

  7. Andrea says:

    I’m an hour into the freezing process and the time just isn’t passing quickly enough! Coffee frozen yogurt is one of my favourite treats at home on Toronto and I haven’t found it where I live now in Brunei so I’m really hoping this turns out! It’s hard to find half and half here as well so I used sweetened condensed milk and omitted any extra sugar (I used around 3/4 cup)…it tasted sweet enough in liquid form! Great photos! Three more hours and counting…

  8. Courtney says:

    I use the Ice Cream Maker for the Kitchen Aide, and OH EM GEE, I love it…it is probably a good thing I have to make room for it in my freezer because if it fits in there all the time, there would be ice cream and sweet treats all the time!
    Although frozen yogurt isn’t TOO bad for you it’s nice to have as a sweet treat, and adding coffee who doesn’t just love that!

    Thank you for posting your recipe I can’t wait to look at the rest of your blog and try this coffee frozen yogurt!

  9. Susan says:

    Looks great but what do you mean by “coffee grounds”? Do you mean what’s left over after you make coffee or do you mean fresh ground coffee? Espresso ground or coarser?

  10. Cherrie says:

    Im sorry but 2/3 c sugar might make it not freeze as rock hard but it was wayyy to sweet for our tastes. ☹️ Thank you for the recipe though.

  11. Renee Hall says:

    Kristianne, I was delighted to find your recipe! First one I looked at and I said: this is it!! I have been experimenting all summer making frozen pop’s with the intent to sell them. But I think i started a little late so that means NOW ill have ALL winter to keep experimenting!! I have been using a newly purchased Gourmia all-in-one ice cream maker I found on Amazon for $100 (half off)& it has been fantastic! But it’s a little pricey (even on sale, I think) but got it because you don’t have to transfer to freezer to finish it OR freeze the bowl ahead of time.IT DOES IT ALL!! Just mix it up, put it in, place the lid on, motor in lid, snap it to lock, plug it in, turn it on and in 2 hrs, YOU HAVE ICE CREAM!!! I’m spoiled now & addicted!!! Good luck on your choice of machine. Please post your decision! Thanks!!!

  12. Amy G says:

    How important is it to use full fat Greek yogurt? I keep plain nonfat on hand. I’m curious how this might affect the consistency. TIA!

  13. Clarence Johnson says:

    It is hard for me to imagine people eating this with so much sugar. We dumped it. I may try again with 1/4 cup sugar.

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