Orange Creamsicle Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Photograph: Vicky Wasik

The classic creamsicle gets an upgrade with tangy yogurt and a big jolt of orange zest to bolster the fruit's bittersweet citrus edge.

Why this recipe works:

  • Full-fat yogurt brings a balance of acidity, creaminess, and fruity flavor to the dessert.
  • Using both orange juice and zest emphasizes the flavor and aroma of fresh orange.

Recipe Facts

Active: 30 mins
Total: 4 hrs 30 mins
Serves: 8 servings
Makes: 1 quart

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  • 1 1/2 cups full-fat plain yogurt

  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice from 4 large oranges

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest from 1 large orange

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice from 1 lemon, or to taste

  • Kosher salt


  1. Whisk together yogurt, orange juice, zest, and sugar in a mixing bowl until sugar has completely dissolved. Add lemon juice and salt in 1/4 teaspoon increments, until flavor tastes balanced between sweet and tart. Chill in an ice bath or refrigerate until yogurt registers at least 40°F on an instant-read thermometer.

  2. Churn yogurt in ice cream machine according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer ice cream to airtight container and chill in freezer for at least 4 to 5 hours before serving.

Special equipment

ice cream machine

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
136 Calories
2g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 25mg 126%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 207mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)