Toasted Coconut Frozen Yogurt

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Are you looking for a cool treat that makes you feel like you’ve been transported to tropical island? This deliciously creamy Toasted Coconut Frozen Yogurt is just the dessert to do that.

Coconut Frozen Yogurt being scooped out of a tin with an ice cream scoop sitting on a blue tablecloth

Do you love coconut? I know it’s a love-it or hate-it flavor for most. For me, I absolutely love it, and I can’t get enough. That means I’m always looking for ways to add a little bit of coconut to my days. The easiest way to do this in the summertime is to make a cool and refreshing dessert recipe like this toasted coconut frozen yogurt. It’s light and refreshing and oh-so-tropical with every creamy bite. The best part is that it’s incredibly simple to make too.  No ice cream maker is needed!

Coconut Frozen Yogurt scooped into a white serving dish sitting on a blue tablecloth

All you will need are 5 simple ingredients and a few minutes of prep time to create this delectable dessert.

  • heavy cream
  • plain yogurt
  • sugar
  • coconut extract
  • shredded coconut

Coconut Frozen Yogurt being scooped out of a tin with an ice cream scoop

How to make Toasted Coconut Frozen Yogurt:

You don’t need an ice cream maker to make this recipe. Freeze a metal bowl or pan until it is very cold (at least 30 minutes). You’ll add heavy cream and yogurt to the frozen bowl/pan and mix to combine. Then you’ll add sugar and stir until it has dissolved. Finally, you’ll mix in coconut extract and toasted coconut. Then you can transfer the bowl to the freezer and let it freeze overnight. It will be ready to scoop and enjoy the next day!

How to toast coconut:

Heat your oven to 350°F. Spread shredded coconut evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring occasionally. Keep an eye on it since you don’t want it to burn!

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Toasted Coconut Frozen Yogurt

The best frozen treat flavor!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freeze Time: 8 hours
Servings 12 servings (1/2 cup)
Calories 339kcal
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword frozen yogurt, toasted coconut

Ingredients

  • cups heavy whipping cream
  • 32 ounces plain yogurt
  • cups granulated white sugar
  • teaspoons coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut (see Recipe Notes below)
  • a little bit of extra toasted coconut, for garnish

Instructions

  • Chill a large metal bowl in your freezer for at least 30 minutes before getting started.
  • Once the bowl is chilled, add the heavy cream and yogurt to the bowl; whisk well.
  • Add the granulated sugar and continue to whisk until fully combined and no longer grainy. Stir in the coconut extract.  Fold in the toasted coconut.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large freezer safe container or bowl.  Cover and freeze overnight. Alternately, you can chill the mixture and then process in an ice cream maker.
  • Sprinkle with additional toasted coconut for garnish when serving.

Notes

  • How to Toast Coconut:  Heat the oven to 350°F. Spread the coconut evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (1/2 cup) | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 804IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • :D wrote:

    Can you transfer to an ice cream machine?  just stick bowl in the freezer and freeze without stirring?

  • Sj wrote:

    I need to eliminate the sugar. Has anyone tried this with a different sweetener?

  • ana wrote:

    can I use non dairy whip topping (rich’s brand) instead of heavy whipping cream?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      I’m not sure- have you had luck with using this for other yogurt/ice cream recipes?

  • Jessica wrote:

    Do you use sweetened coconut?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      yes!

  • Pam wrote:

    I wonder if you can substitute Stevia for the sugar??  Anyone know?

  • Barbara @ Barbara Bakes wrote:

    I love toasted coconut too. I’d go crazy for the frozen yogurt I’m sure. 

  • Marsha @ Marsha’s Baking Addiction wrote:

    This ice cream looks insanely good!

  • Renée wrote:

    I’m on a bit of an island kick these days myself, and this looks delicious. As far as I’m concerned, you just cannot go wrong with toasted coconut! 

  • Joan Hayes wrote:

    Great recipe Gina! I DO love coconut, and I can’t wait to make this!