Friday, August 12, 2011

Cherry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt

OH. MY. This is SO good. I really like frozen yogurt, especially when it has a bit of "tang" like real yogurt. I don't like my frozen yogurt to taste too much like ice cream - I really like a more yogurt-y taste. And this delicious version has the addition of cream cheese, and my favorite summer fruit - cherries! It is SO good. Make it today!

And it couldn't be easier (except for pitting and chopping the cherries, which takes a little time). First, combine the softened cream cheese and the sugar in the bowl of your food processor.

Process together until smooth, then add the lemon juice and yogurt.

(If you don't have a food processor, you can get a good workout by just doing this by hand!)

Pour the mixture into your ice cream freezer, and process.

In the last 5 minutes, add the cherries.

When it's all mixed together well, transfer to a freezer safe bowl.

Freeze for several hours or overnight, and enjoy!

One year ago: Black Forest Freezer Pie
Two years ago: Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Cake

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Cherry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt

1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened (low fat is fine)
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
3 cups plain yogurt
2 cups pitted, chopped fresh cherries

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cream cheese and sugar. Process until smooth. Add the lemon juice and yogurt and process until smooth. (Alternatively, in a large bowl, mash the cream cheese with sugar until thoroughly combined; stir in the lemon juice, and mix in the yogurt, about a cup at a time, until the mixture is smooth and creamy.)

Pour the mixture into an ice cream freezer, and freeze. Add the cherries during the last 5 minutes of processing. Transfer the frozen yogurt into a freezer-safe covered container, and freeze for several hours. Makes 8-10 servings.


  1. This sounds like the perfect scoop to go into my ice cream bowl. Yummy!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing with Momtrends for our Friday Food Linky. Yum--Ben & Jerry's should be nervous! Have a great weekend.

  3. I'm going to need to have some of this ASAP! This looks so good... Do you think it would still taste okay to substitute strawberries?

  4. SEO - I think it would taste great with any kind of fruit - I was thinking of trying strawberries, raspberries and peaches! (separately!)

  5. Just delicious! I love this recipe - I'll be digging my ice cream maker out for this one. Thanks for sharing with Sweets This Week.


  6. What a yummy summer treat. :)

    Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! :)

  7. Delightful dessert, Sara! I love cherries so this one is sure to be a hit at our place.

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  9. That consistency is just superb! Nice touch! Frozen yogurt doesn't have to be overly amazing - by itself, it's already a treat! You should try opening up a small business once you get very good at doing it!

  10. Oh wow this sounds soo good! I've been looking for a good homemade frozen yogurt recipe, thank you!


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