Lemon, Honey and Thyme Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Lemon, Honey and Thyme Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Following in the Guerrilla Ice Cream tradition of politically-inspired ice cream flavors, I wanted to pay homage to the European debt crisis with an ice cream that tastes like Greece. (If you feel like your understanding of the economic meltdown across the pond needs a little update, I highly recommend this recent episode of NPR's This American Life.)

This ice cream is light and tart, as any good frozen yogurt should be, but with a deep, floral richness from the honey and a bright, herbaceous finish. The thyme leaves are this frozen yogurt's answer to cookie dough chunks, or chocolate chips—bittersweet and slightly crunchy, they provide a burst of a different and unexpected flavor and texture.

  • Yield:makes just over 1 quart
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:1 hour (depending on your machine's spin time)


  • 1 quart whole milk plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves


  1. 1.

    In a mixing bowl, whisk all the ingredients together. Adjust sugar and lemon juice to taste.

  2. 2.

    Spin in your ice cream machine, and enjoy!