DIY Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

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Making your own frozen yogurt at home is not only super yummy, but it obviously won’t contain junky or artificial additives like all the popular fro-yo shops out there. This recipe does contain some added sugar, which definitely makes it a “treat” in our book. But we think that’s okay on occasion, especially when it’s homemade!

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My Go-To Chocolate Chips: Enjoy Life

I used Enjoy Life chocolate in this frozen yogurt recipe, and I want to tell you why we are fans. When they make their chocolate they only use ingredients that are supposed to be in chocolate. It’s amazing how many companies put in artificial and other additives that don’t belong.Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

This means Enjoy Life chocolate is allergy-friendly (free of all 14 major allergens) and also vegan, gluten-free and even paleo for those who need it. It’s perfect for when you’re feeding a crowd—seems like so many people have allergies or special dietary needs these days. We actually used Enjoy Life at our daughters’ Halloween Party (melted in a chocolate fountain, which was a big hit), and it was so nice to know anyone could safely dig in!

Enjoy Life chocolate chips are easy to find. I typically pick them up at Whole Foods, but you can also find them at Target, Walmart, Rite-Aid, and even CVS stores.

DIY Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

Back to the homemade frozen yogurt, here’s a little recipe video showing exactly how easy it is to make. I hope you have fun trying this at home!

DIY Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

Making your own frozen yogurt at home is super yummy and won't contain junky or artificial additives like all the popular fro-yo shops out there.
7 Reviews / 4.7 Average
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
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Servings: 4 people



  • Whisk together the cocoa powder and maple syrup until smooth. Stir in the yogurt and heavy cream.
  • Process mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions. Pour in the chocolate chips near the end, dish out into bowls, garnish with extra chocolate chips and serve.


Also need: ice cream maker.
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
DIY Chocolate Frozen Yogurt
Amount Per Serving
Calories 463 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 101mg4%
Potassium 373mg11%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 965IU19%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 251mg25%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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24 thoughts on “DIY Chocolate Frozen Yogurt”

  1. 4 stars
    Me and my kids are so excited to try this recipe! I have the same ice cream machine at home. A wedding present from 17 years ago and it is still working! I love your necklace by the way, it looks absolutely gorgeous.

    1. We haven’t tried that but you can definitely try that out and let us know. Since it’s frozen yogurt, it might not hold its form as well.

  2. Thank you for sharing your recipe!
    I am a food allergy mom, so I am always looking for safe alternatives for our family.
    I wanted to point out that the brand of cocoa powder you linked in your recipe has a “may contain” warning for tree nuts, wheat, soy, dairy, and eggs. So, the final product would not in fact be safe for people who avoid those allergens.

    1. We always recommend checking your labels for these types of concerns. The chocolate chips that we used are allergy-friendly.

  3. Did I miss something – when do you add the 1/2 cup of chocolate chips? Before it goes in the ice cream maker or after?

  4. Curious about the maple syrup. Does that affect the taste? Really want to just take like chocolate, don’t want to taste the maple at all. Can you taste it?

    1. I don’t taste it with everything else going on, but you could wait to add it little-by-little at the very end after you’ve had some sample bites.

  5. If you made this With a great yogurt, would that mess the texture up? Curious since Greek yogurt is usually all I buy!

      1. We make our own yogurt in the crockpot and occasionally make vanilla yogurt by adding vanilla and honey. It’s super easy! I don’t have my recipe on me, but it’s on-line. It’s suggested for every half gallon of milk you’ve pasteurized (milk heated in your crock pot for 3 hours), add a half cup of yogurt (starter), 1/2 cup of honey (we use less – too sweet), and 1 T vanilla (we use less – too bold). Then cover your crock pot in a towel (like wrapping up a present to keep the heat in) and putting it in your oven (empty, turned off) for 6 to 24 hours (the longer, the more solid and more tart). To make it into “Greek yogurt”, strain it in a cheese cloth and dump (or re-use) the whey. Anyway, my kids request the vanilla yogurt all the time. :)

        Thanks for the frozen yogurt recipe. I sense another hit for the family! :D

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