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Lemon-Ginger Frozen Yogurt

A light and refreshing dessert, lemon frozen yogurt gets a hit of sweet heat from candied ginger in this easy ice cream application.
This recipe first appeared in Season 6 of Good Eats.
ACTIVE TIME: 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 15 hours
Yield: 1 quart


Specialized Hardware

  • Ice cream maker
  • Cheesecloth
  • Fine-mesh sieve


  • Place 4 layers of cheesecloth in a fine-mesh strainer set over a large bowl. Add the yogurt and cover with the cheesecloth overhand. Place a plate or pot lid on top of the cheesecloth and secure with a weightA 16-ounce can from the pantry should do.. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight. The desired consistency is that of soft cream cheese.
  • Combine the drained yogurt, sugar, corn syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, and fresh ginger in a large bowl. Transfer mixture to ice cream maker and process per manufacturer's instructions until the mixture reached the consistency of soft-serve ice cream, about 25 minutes.
  • During the last minute of mixing, add the crystallized ginger. Transfer the frozen yogurt to an airtight container and freeze for 2 hours before serving.