Blackberry Swirl Yogurt Ice Cream

Today I am sharing with you an amazing Blackberry Yogurt Ice Cream recipe. Walking through our local market I came across some big and fresh blackberries. I couldn’t resist getting some even though I didn’t know at that moment what exactly to prepare with them. I oscillated between making blackberry tart or blackberry yogurt ice cream. It didn’t took much to decide as the weather was pretty hot so a healthy blackberry ice cream sounded very good to me.
Blackberry Swirl Yogurt Ice Cream with waffle cup

I wanted to achieve a marbled effect ice cream therefore I prepared the blackberries separately from the yogurt. I didn’t use an ice cream maker for this but it was delicious and very refreshing.

Blackberry Swirl Yogurt Ice Cream

Blackberry Swirl Yogurt Ice Cream

5 from 1 vote
Delicious and very refreshing blackberry swirl yogurt ice cream - with marbled effect no ice cream maker needed. Not to mention healthy too.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes


  • 900 g plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract , optional

Blackberry Mixture

  • 2 cups fresh blackberries , rinsed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Place a cheesecloth over a sieve. Put the sieve over a bowl, pour the yogurt in the prepared sieve and refrigerate for about 3 to 4 hours to drain. 
  • Place the blackberries and 1/4 cup of the honey in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 7 minutes. Add vanilla extract and remove the pan from the heat and crush the berries gently keeping some of them intact. Set aside and let the sauce chill at room temperature.
  • Put the strained yogurt (about 2 cups) in the bowl of the blender, add 1/4 cup honey,vanilla and almond extracts if used and blend until smooth. Pour the yogurt mixture in a covered storage container and place in the freezer. After an half an hour stir again to break up the ice crystals. Stir every 30 minutes for two or three times more or until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • Meanwhile strain the blackberry mixture through a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium bowl. Keep the juice for another use. Set the strained berries aside.
  • When the yogurt is half way through the freezing process fold in the strained berries with a spatula creating the marble effect, being careful not to overmix.
  • Freeze for  about 2 hours before serving or let it overnight. Allow the frozen yogurt to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving if frozen solid.
  • Serve in bowl or waffle cones and sprinkle with fresh blackberries. 


Serving: 1gCalories: 338kcalCarbohydrates: 67.7gProtein: 10.8gFat: 2.5gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 10mgSugar: 63g
Calories: 338kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry, frozen, fruit yogurt ice cream, honey, ice cream, yogurt, yogurt ice cream

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  1. incrediblecrunchyflavor Author says:

    that looks so incredibly beautiful!!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Thank you, appreciate your comment.

  2. Dina Author says:

    i love your pics and this sounds good!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      thank you , it sounds and tasted good too. 

  3. Khadeeja Author says:

    Ella did you mean by 2 cups of Greek yogurt

  4. Jennifer Author says:

    For the yogurt can we use plain greek yogurt so we don’t have to strain it? Thank you and I love your recipes!

  5. Jessica Author says:

    can we use 2% greek yogurt instead of low fat yogurt?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hi Jessica, of course you can:)

      Thank you

  6. Bobbie Author says:

    If I were to use strained greek yogurt, how much would I use?

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