Sour Cherry and Coconut Frozen Yoghurt

*This post is in collaboration with Crazysales

Melbourne has started to warm up (bring on summer!) and on hot days my brain thinks in ice cream.

A gourmet gelato shop recently opened down the road from my house. It’s amazing for sure, but at $4 a scoop and full of sugar it’s not something I could eat every day. In summer I want ice cream every day, so I came up with a healthier gourmet frozen yoghurt recipe. 

When I was gifted a Maxkon ice cream maker [$27.95] from the Crazysales online store, I was excited to say the least. 

homemade cherry coconut frozen yoghurt recipe

Within days it arrived at my front door in perfect condition and with a hot day around the corner I was ready to go. 

The team at Crazysales were great to deal with and have a whole range of other kitchen appliances I have my eye on (see these crazy mop slippers?! I want need them)

Making homemade ice cream is a great summer activity with an even better outcome – 1.5L of fresh icecream and YOU choose the flavours. This was happening.

sour cherry and coconut frozen yoghurt

Making a delicious summer treat using my new favourite applicance was so easy that I have decided to share a simple and delicious frozen yoghurt recipe you can make at home.

I decided on sour cherry and coconut frozen yoghurt because well.. that just sounds like a dream. I am a coconut lover and a cherry lover and it’s time these two got better acquainted    (in my kitchen anyway) 

It took about 30-35 minutes in the ice cream maker and an extra 5 in the freezer to turn what was just greek yoghurt, coconut cream, a spoonful of sugar and cherries into an amazing frozen treat. 

cherry and coconut frozen yoghurt

The ingredients for this recipe cost me about $6 and I got 1.4 Liters of this magical stuff which is now in my freezer just waiting for those 30 degree days. 

What’s your favourite flavour of ice cream? I shall make it! 

If you’re after your very own ice cream maker you can find it here or for other cheap appliances visit 

Have a wonderful day, Bec x

Sour Cherry and Coconut Frozen Yoghurt
Serves 4
A light and fluffy frozen yoghurt flavoured with sour cherries and coconut milk. Perfect for a summers day!
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  1. 250ml Greek yoghurt
  2. 200 ml coconut cream (refrigerate can till cream separated from water - only use cream part)
  3. 1/4 cup raw sugar
  4. 1/4 cup dessicated coconut
  5. 1/4 cup amarena cherries chopped in half
  1. As per the Maxkon ice cream maker's instructions, I placed the inner of ice cream maker in the freezer overnight.
  2. The next day, mix the yoghurt, coconut milk, sugar, coconut and cherries in a jug with a spout (makes it easy to pour)
  3. Remove the inner from the freezer, assemble and turn the ice cream maker on
  4. When paddle is moving, pour the mixture into the ice cream maker slowly
  5. Leave for 30-40 minutes or until yoghurt has frozen and become the desired consistency
  6. I placed the entire inner in the freezer for a further 10 minutes
  7. Drizzle some extra syrup from the cherries on top and enjoy!
  1. It is much easier using an ice cream maker for this recipe however can be done without using a different method. This is amazing!
  2. After you've stored the frozen yogurt in the freeze, it' will harden more than store bought ice cream (because there are no stabilizers or other nasties in this recipe), just let it sit out for 15-20 minutes to thaw and become creamy again.
  3. For a vegan option leave out the yoghurt and use 2 cans of coconut cream.
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  • Reply Morgan December 2, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    This was the best thing ever!! I made it tonight and it took all my effort not to eat it all for dinner!

    • Reply Bec December 2, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      YAY!!!! I am so glad you liked it. Now I want moreeee

  • Reply Mel November 24, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Yum! We got an icecream maker as a wedding gift two years ago and I think I’ve only used it twice! This looks delicious – I’m printing the recipe now!

    • Reply Bec November 25, 2014 at 11:09 am

      The hardest part about it is remembering to put the inside in the freezer 8 hours before you ant to use it! The rest is delicious

  • Reply Dannielle @ Zamamabakes November 16, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    This looks awesome. I would love a Sour Cherry and coconut icecream now!! My mouth is watering!

    • Reply Bec November 17, 2014 at 7:42 am

      Thanks! It was soooo delicious.

  • Reply Toni November 11, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Oh my goodness that sounds so good. Just left a message over on Facebook but are the cherries in a jar or can you source fresh sour cherries down in Melbourne?

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  • Reply Lila November 3, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Looks delicious!

    • Reply Bec November 3, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you <3 as does yours

  • Reply erinmadethis November 3, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Is it really necessary to have a favourite ice cream? Aren’t all ice creams equal? What a great recipe- you could easily change the flavours! Nice one Bec!

    • Reply Bec November 3, 2014 at 10:09 am

      Haha point! All ice creams are equal around here <3

  • Reply Jess November 3, 2014 at 9:53 am

    This looks amazing! Great flavour combo, and so much healthier with the yoghurt 🙂
    My favourite flavour when I’m feeling indulgent: caramel, maple, pecan, and bourbon
    My favourite flavour when I want something fresh and light: lemon, or blood orange

    • Reply Bec November 3, 2014 at 10:09 am

      OMG YUMMMMMM I want to make ALL flavours. Blood orange is next!

  • Reply Katie November 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Yum! That sounds incredible! I’ve been looking for a cheap ice-cream maker (as someone who can’t eat normal dairy ice cream).

    • Reply Bec November 3, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Well there ya go! It’s only $27 and all I had to buy was yoghurt, coconut cream and cherries the ice cream is actually pretty cheap too x Could you use coyo?

      • Reply Vicki Watson December 13, 2016 at 1:11 pm

        Hi would u happen to have a pdf of the manual, i have the ice cream maker but no manual, many thanks Bec

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