Easy Ninja Creami Frozen Yogurt (High protein)

Ninja Creami frozen yogurt is one of the easiest things you can make in your ice cream maker. Transform your favorite flavor yogurt into a healthy frozen treat using these simple steps. Your entire family will love this one!

A small white bowl of ninja creami frozen yogurt with colored sprinkles.

About this recipe

If you’ve been making homemade ice cream in your Ninja Creami ice cream maker, you already know how easy it is. Making frozen yogurt is just as easy, and the best part is that you really only need one ingredient for this delicious treat- your favorite yogurt!

This frozen yogurt is packed with the perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors and a super creamy texture even using fat-free yogurt. This is easily one of my favorite recipes for this ice cream machine because it’s so simple, healthy, and will satisfy any sweet tooth.

For this recipe I used Greek yogurt because I love that it’s packed with protein! Half a pint of this frozen yogurt recipe has a whopping 18g of protein to keep you full and satisfied. Plus, you get all of those gut-healthy probiotics that you know and love about yogurt!

Frozen yogurt that you get at the store isn’t always actually lower sugar. The advantage of this frozen yogurt is that you can choose a Greek yogurt with the amount of sugar that you’re comfortable with. If you prefer no sugar or low sugar, you have complete control over which yogurt you choose.

A large container of chobani greek yogurt for making ninja creami frozen yogurt on a countertop with a ninja creami pint container full of yogurt.

Ingredients

Greek yogurt: I like using vanilla fat-free Chobani Greek yogurt because it’s one of my favorite tasting yogurts and an easy way to make it one ingredient. It’s a great vanilla frozen yogurt base for any mix-ins you want to add. Use whichever Greek yogurt flavor or brand that you enjoy!

If you choose a plain Greek yogurt, I recommend adding a tablespoon of honey, maple syrup, or whichever type of sweetener you prefer.

How to Make Frozen Yogurt in the Ninja Creami

Grid-style images of making ninja creami frozen yogurt.
  1. Add 16 oz. of Greek vanilla yogurt to the Ninja Creami pint container. If using an unsweetened yogurt, add sweetener at this step and then put your yogurt mixture in the provided pint container. Make sure the yogurt is a level surface and not above the max fill line. Freeze for 24 hours.
  2. Place pint container in the Ninja Creami machine and spin on lite ice cream function x1.
  3. Re-spin function x2.
  4. If adding any mix-ins, create a hole in the center, add your mix-ins and then run the mix-in function x1.
A close up shot of vanilla greek yogurt frozen yogurt in the Ninja Creami machine being scooped.

FAQ

Can I make this sugar-free?

Definitely! If you’re watching your sugar intake you can make this recipe sugar-free by either choosing a sugar-free yogurt or making with plain Greek yogurt and then adding your own sweetener. If you choose plain yogurt, add a sugar-free sweetener like stevia, monk fruit sweetener or whatever you prefer.

Is frozen yogurt a healthier alternative to ice cream?

It really depends! There are actually lots of frozen yogurts that you’ll find in store that have the same amount of added sugar as traditional ice cream, making them pretty equal to ice cream.

In this case, you have the advantage of being able to control exactly how much sugar your frozen yogurt has because you’re choosing your own yogurt. So, if you choose a low or no sugar yogurt, it can be a healthier alternative. Plus you still get all of the great benefits of probiotics in this sweet treat.

Is it necessary to re-spin twice?

I’ve found that the lower fat recipes absolutely need two re-spins after the initial spin. You can experiment with adding a bit of liquid after the first spin to help it smooth out more quickly, but I prefer a firmer textured frozen yogurt, so I think running it a third time is no big deal.

Mix-in Ideas & Variation ideas

  • Fresh fruit like strawberries, raspberries or blueberries!
  • Chocolate chips or chocolate shavings
  • Cookie pieces like chocolate chip cookies or Oreos
  • Chopped nuts
  • Nut butter like almond butter or peanut butter
  • M&Ms or peanut butter cups
  • Granola
  • Lemon juice and lemon zest for a citrus fruit flavor!
  • Experiment with different flavors of yogurt

More Ninja Creami Recipes:

Ninja Creami Chocolate Ice Cream (Two Ingredients!)

Cookies and Cream Ninja Creami Ice Cream (Lower Sugar)

Cottage Cheese Ice Cream (Ninja Creami Recipe)

Ninja Creami Frozen Yogurt

Sweet, creamy, tangy frozen yogurt made with one simple ingredient in the Ninja Creami ice cream maker.
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Prep Time: 1 day 6 minutes
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker

Ingredients

  • 16 oz vanilla Greek yogurt Use whatever brand/flavor you love! I used fat-free Chobani Vanilla Greek yogurt for this recipe

Optional

  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup Add if you're using unsweetened yogurt.

Instructions

  • Add 16 oz. of Greek yogurt to the Ninja Creami pint container. Freeze for 24 hours.
  • Place pint container in the Ninja Creami machine and spin on lite ice cream x1.
  • Re-spin x2.

Notes

Using the mix-in function, add any additional mix-ins that you enjoy like chocolate chips, peanut butter cups, cookie pieces, or fruit.
Course: Dessert, Snack

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 18g | Sodium: 85mg | Sugar: 20g | Calcium: 220mg

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7 Responses

  1. Hi, the ninja creami says not to use fat free yogurt but you said you did. Have you had any problems?

  2. What quantity do you use for the deluxe creami? And do you had any liquid prior to mixing on lite ice cream?

    1. Are the deluxe creami containers bigger than a pint? I only add liquid if for some reason it’s still looking crumbly after the final spin!

  3. I make yogurt in the instapot with fair life milk and sweet condense milk. Can this be done in the ninja creamy

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