For years I have used my ice cream machine for making only ice cream. However, it is capable of making many other products. A few days ago, I made homemade strawberry yogurt for the first time. I adapted a recipe for blueberry and basil yogurt, changing the fruit ingredients, as my husband is not a fan of blueberries.
This is a very good basic recipe and is very tasty. It can be made as easily as my basic ice cream recipe, but also requires a chill time of several hours. We usually freeze our homemade treats overnight.
Gather these ingredients to get started: 3 containers of Greek style vanilla yogurt, 2 cups half and half, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup light corn syrup, 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract, and 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt. Other flavors could be substituted; I used almond for this recipe, but the original recipe used vanilla extract.
Whisk the ingredients together until the sugar is dissolved. Add mashed fruit, about 1 1/2 cups maximum. Pour into the ice cream maker and process for 20-22 minutes. Store in freezer several hours before serving. This recipe makes another great summer dessert.