Easy Homemade Strawberry Yogurt Recipe

easy homemade strawberry yogurt recipe

I have been working in what feels like a research and development department of a yogurt company. Over the past two weeks I have had a blast experimenting with different methods to improve the quality of my homemade yogurt.

My goal : To create a yoplait-like yogurt that is creamy, thick, with dessert qualities without the huge amounts of sugar. And ladies and gentlemen I have done it! I have created strawberry yogurt perfection right here in my kitchen, without the chemicals, preservatives, or cost. And I’m loving it. And after all this work I would like to share my recipe with you!

Easy Homemade Strawberry Yogurt Recipe

Make or buy your plain yogurt. If you need a recipe on making yogurt you can click to my post on Homemade Yogurt. Or if you want to skip the whole making yogurt part you could pick up some plain yogurt at the store and follow the recipe below to make it a delicious strawberry flavor.

Ingredients:

heavy sauce pan 1 pound strawberries 1 cup water 1 cup sugar

dissolve sugar into water

boil strawberries

strain strawberries

Now that you have your strawberry syrup add 1/4 cup of syrup into a pint of plain yogurt with a mixer.  (Add more or less depending on your sweet tooth!)

***If you are adding this to your homemade yogurt make sure you strain out the whey to compensate for adding more liquid into the mix.  This will ensure a creamy yoplait like yogurt.  I usually get 1 cup of whey out of 4 cups of milk. The syrup should also be added while the yogurt is still warm before it sets!

*** If you are adding this to store-bought plain yogurt I would use a mixer and let it set overnight.  But I’m guessing it will also work to add it right before it’s served.

If you attempt this goodness, please let me know how it turns out!  I’d love to know.

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  • Mary

    Lauren! I made this yesterday and just took the first dreamy bite–YUM! I had never strained my yogurt before, and I thought it would be smart to mash it around on the cheese cloth to help more of the liquid drip out. Wrong. This made way too much liquid come out, so I just ended up losing several tablespoons of the yogurt. But the strawberry aspect is divine. Thanks again for getting me hooked on homemade yogurt 🙂

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  • Karen

    Does it have to be frozen strawberries?

    • fancynonsense

      No! That’s just what I had. I’m sure fresh would work just as well, if not better!

  • Shilpa

    If am using homemade yogurt then when to add syrup..its while yogurt is geting set or when it is fully set.

    • fancynonsense

      If it’s homemade add it before it sets. It will keep a thicker consistancy. Thanks for stopping by Shipla. It’s nice to have you here! Let me know how it turns out.

  • Erica

    How much syrup does the 1 lb of strawberries make? If I only want to mix/make 1 pint of store bought yogurt, the recipe looks like it makes way more than I would need?

  • Rj

    What do I do with the strawberries?

    • Kacie Rose

      You could probably just toss em in the yogurt for actual fruit bits or just toss them

  • Tina Yeamans

    Thanks for this recipe–I started making yougart a few months ago and needed a youplait strawberry knockoff, and my picky family LOVES this now more than youplait itself!

  • Lorna Terry

    I know it’s been years since you posted this, so I hope that you see this, but I’m curious about the step of adding the syrup to homemade yogurt. “***If you are adding this to your homemade yogurt make sure you strain out the whey to compensate for adding more liquid into the mix. This will ensure a creamy yoplait like yogurt. I usually get 1 cup of whey out of 4 cups of milk. The syrup should also be added while the yogurt is still warm before it sets!” If I strain the whey out, the yogurt will cool down so I can’t add the syrup while the yogurt is still warm. But if I add the syrup while the yogurt is still warm, then the syrup will strain out along with the whey. I don’t use the whey for anything so I’m not concerned about it being “contaminated” with the syrup, but I’m just confused on when to strain and add the syrup. Please help!

    • Fancy Nonsense

      Hi Lorna, Thanks for trying the recipe. Just add it after you take the whey out. You don’t need to keep the yogurt hot. You can in fact stir in the strawberry at room temp or even after its cool it down you can stir it in the next day and let it get cold again. I have learned that it’s not a hard and fast rule. The yogurt is pretty forgiving.

      • Lorna Terry

        Thanks for the quick reply! My yogurt just finished and I’m currently straining it with the syrup ready to go! Excited to see how this turns out!