How to Make Fresh Fruit Yogurt

Did you know that you can make fresh fruit yogurt at home? It’s so simple to make your own flavored yogurt so that you can mix things up, without including any mystery ingredients that you might find in the store-bought versions.

image: small glass jars of yogurt and fruit

Plain yogurt will never be the same.

I will admit, we were a bit late jumping on the greek yogurt wagon.  I’ve never been a big fan of yogurt, especially those filled with sugar and artificial colorings.

Recently though, I needed to buy a container of Greek yogurt for some baking.  With a little leftover, I decided to add some fresh fruit and have it for an afternoon snack with my boys.

We were immediately sold.  I now have a container in my fridge at all times.  Sweet or savory, the possibilities are endless!

So far, our favorite way to enjoy it has been by adding fresh fruit.  With spring upon us strawberries and blueberries have been making a frequent appearance in the produce aisle and in our fridge.

How to Make Fresh Fruit Yogurt

makes a 1 cup serving

  • Author: MOMables
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 yogurts 1x
  • Cuisine: Snacks
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Ingredients

  • 56 strawberries mashed
  • 3/41 cup plain greek yogurt
  • Drizzle of honey or maple syrup (optional)

Additional toppings for added taste and crunch…

  • toasted almonds or pecans
  • granola

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mash berries with a fork to release their natural juice and sweetness. Add in greek yogurt and stir until combine. Test for sweetness and add in a drizzle of honey or maple syrup to your desired sweetness. Stir and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 yogurt
  • Calories: 173
  • Sugar: 12.3g
  • Sodium: 50.8mg
  • Fat: 7.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.4g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Protein: 13.3g
  • Cholesterol: 18.5mg

Add in a drizzle of honey or maple syrup for extra sweetness and you have a wonderful afternoon snack and packed lunch option.

Another option for enjoying this yogurt is to put it in a small container and freeze overnight.  Pop it into your packed lunch the next day and it will be cold and thawed by lunch time. We found these molds on Amazon, but any small container does the trick.

fresh fruit yogurt

About Alison Bickel

Alison lives in the heart of the mid-west where, along with her husband, they raise their three boys. Whether it’s in the garden, the kitchen or tagging along on her boys’ latest adventure she looks for the simple beauty in everyday from behind her lens. On her blog, ‘this homemade life’ Alison shares tales of mothering, her passion for homemade food and obsession with farmer’s markets.

12 thoughts on “How to Make Fresh Fruit Yogurt”

  1. Nora Thomas says:

    I’m new to home made yogurt which I especially enjoy with fresh berries. Is it OK to add fresh unsweetened berries to the bottom of of jars, then add yogurt and cap to store in the fridge?

    1. Hi Nora, absolutely. Fresh fruit is perfectly acceptable. Make sure to consume the yogurt within 4 days.

  2. Rachel L. says:

    Thank you SO much! I’ve been searching the web for hours! Also, I’ve been jumping from website to website and I thought I would NEVER find something. But then I come across you and I find that it’s PERFECT! Thank you so much, you are a blessing

    1. MOMables says:

      Yay! Let us know how you like them. :)

  3. Janel says:

    I just strain plain yogurt and ouila! Greek yogurt! I think it might even be cheaper that way? Or go even cheaper and make your own plain yogurt, then strain it to make Greek. This blog has a great how to: http://www.foodiewithfamily.com/homemade-greek-yogurt-and-cucumber-yogurt-salsa-raita-printer-friendly-version/

    1. Laura says:

      I make my own and then strain. I love the convenience of being able to just buy one sometimes… But I do what Alison wrote make my own fruit flavored bc I don’t want all the extra sugars thanks for the link!

      1. tammy says:

        Homemade yogurt? Can you share how?

        1. Laura says:

          Hi Tammy! I have a small yogurt maker. It’s not that expensive.. I think around $30 on Amazon. I am able to make delicious plain yogurt in a few minutes and then I let it culture overnight. To this yogurt I add fresh fruit, honey, maple syrup…the possibilities are endless.

          1. Tammy says:

            Do you use the yogurt packets available online or how do you actually make it, what ingredients do I need. I looked it up and would be interested in getting one, just not sure how to use it. Sorry for all the questions, homemade yogurt is just new to me?

  4. AlisonBickel says:

    Kerry—We’ve been using Fage greek yogurt in the 2% or total. It’s so thick and creamy.

  5. Kerry says:

    What brand greek yogurt do you buy? I’m still trying to find a good one.

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