Coconut Frozen Yogurt

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Recipe by loveleesmile

Recipe comes from an asian blog. Here are her notes.. "The recipe originally calls for Greek-style yogurt - but I don’t have that in the stores where I live. Instead I use regular yogurt and strain. If you are using Greek-style, skip the whole straining part. Instead of embedding coconut flakes in the frozen yogurt itself, I use toasted coconut flakes as a topping. It adds gorgeous color, texture and flavor that you wouldn’t get otherwise. A note on the amount of yogurt to use: The original recipe calls for 6 cups of whole milk yogurt strained to yield 3 cups. I’ve made this recipe 3 times now, the last time I started with (2) lg 32oz containers of yogurt (8 cups) that yielded about 4 cups strained. I didn’t change the amount of sugar. It still was delicious."

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups whole milk, plain flavored yogurt to yield 3 cups strained (see below) or 3 cups Greek yogurt
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 12 cup sweetened flaked coconut


  1. Strain the yogurt: If you are using regular yogurt, you’ll need to strain the water out. If you are using Greek style yogurt, skip this step. Line your mesh strainer with a double-layer of cheesecloth. Spoon the yogurt in and let it sit propped over a bowl in the refrigerator for 6 hours until all water has drained out.
  2. Mix and rest: Mix the strained yogurt with the sugar and coconut extract. Let it chill out in the refrigerator for 1 hour to let the sugar dissolve nicely.
  3. Churn, baby, churn: Following instructions (if you can find them) that came with your ice cream maker, churn until it becomes the consistency that you like. My ice cream maker takes 25 minutes.
  4. Toast coconut: While the fro-yo is churning, toast coconut. Take a dry medium skillet. Set on medium-high heat and add the coconut flakes. Stir constantly and in a couple of minutes, you’ll have beautifully toasted coconut flakes. Remove from heat immediately and set aside. To serve, sprinkle the toasted coconut on top of your frozen concoction.

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