Berry Coconut Frozen Yogurt is the flirty little sundress of desserts–pretty, pink, and ready to play lawn games in the sun.

Berry coconut frozen yogurt in a white bowl

I owe this sweet little number to the bright, happy things in half-empty containers that littered my fridge: straggling berries at the brink of overripeness; a scrap of jam I was saving for a small piece of toast (or midnight graham cracker dunk); a half-empty can of coconut milk. I hate throwing food away, not only because I find it wasteful, but also because I feel that by doing so, I have given up on its potential. No flipping burgers for my lagging spoonful of jam and orphan coconut milk–their future is beaming with Berry Coconut Frozen Yogurt!

Though simple stir fries and creamy quiches are my usual outlets for repurposing extra ingredients, these savory dishes cannot rescue me where sweet leftovers are concerned (though if anyone has a quiche recipe that calls for excess peanut butter glaze, I’ll venture a bite).

A few weeks ago, I checked out the ice cream Bible from the library, and in it, author King David David Lebovtiz mentions that he often uses ice cream as a vehicle for the excess dessert bits he has strewn about his kitchen from the week’s assorted baking projects. Besides prompting me to declare David Lebovtiz’s apartment a place I could exist quite happily, this idea struck me as brilliant. I often top my leftover caramel brownies with ice cream, but for some reason, the idea that I could put them in the ice cream itself never occurred to me. Life hack. Also, I’m slow.

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Berry coconut frozen yogurt bites in a bowl

I decided to apply David’s “turn it into ice cream” principle to the sweet leftovers in my fridge, and oh my lansI may never do another thing with them again. My little ice cream (or in today’s case, frozen yogurt) experiment demonstrates that coconut milk pureed with Greek yogurt and leftover berries creates a perfect, 30-second custard, and a smidge of jam contributes extra fruity “oomph.” The remainder of our sweetness comes from a squeeze of natural honey.

The initial fruit/coconut milk/Greek yogurt/honey combo left me with a wonderful berry frozen yogurt, but I wanted the coconut flavor to shine too. Enter toasted coconut flakes, both mixed in and served atop our Berry Coconut Frozen Yogurt. And coconut rum too. A few tablespoons of booze helps keep the frozen yogurt soft (alcohol has a lower freezing point). Plus, coconut rum. Tropics, here we come!

Strawberry frozen yogurt make with Greek yogurt, honey, and coconut milk

I’m sharing Berry Coconut Frozen Yogurt in honor of a sweet friend and fellow blogger whom I admire greatly: the fabulous Stephanie of Girl Versus Dough. Stephanie’s writing, recipes, and photography never fail to inspire me, and she is an absolute doll in real life too! (PS. Observe the cuteness of the baby bump. Eeek!)

Girl vs. Dough and Erin Clarke

Next month, the gorgeous Stephanie will be giving birth to a beautiful baby girl, and I can’t imagine a sweeter, more appropriate treat to share in the lad(ies)’ honor than this pretty pink Berry Coconut Frozen Yogurt.

Berry coconut frozen yogurt in a white bowl

Congrats to you and your wonderful family Steph! Sending you big Berry Coconut Frozen Yogurt hugs, which also happen to be some of the best hugs of all.

Looking for an ice cream maker? I use and LOVE my KitchenAid standing mixer attachment. I have also heard great things about this free-standing model, and the Amazon reviews agree.

Don’t have an ice cream maker? You can still make Berry Coconut Frozen Yogurt! Try this method from King David himself.

Berry coconut frozen yogurt bites in a white bowl

Berry Coconut Frozen Yogurt

5 from 1 vote
A creamy homemade frozen yogurt with strawberry, raspberry, coconut milk, and toasted coconut. Healthy, natural and delicious! No ice cream maker required.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 1 hr 20 mins

Servings: 4 servings (3 cups)

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces strawberries (fresh or frozen and thawed)
  • 4 ounces raspberries (fresh or frozen and thawed)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry jam or strawberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons coconut rum
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, whole, 2%, or non-fat—the higher the fat, the creamier the frozen yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded toasted coconut plus additional for serving

Instructions
 

  • Freeze ice cream maker according to instructs. Hull strawberries and slice into fourths. Place in a large bowl with the raspberries, honey, jam, and coconut rum. Stir to coat berries in the honey and rum, then let sit at room temperature for 1 hour to macerate.
  • To the bowl with the berries, add the coconut milk, frozen yogurt, and salt and stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to a food processor or blender (or use an immersion blender) and puree until mostly smooth. Return to bowl, cover with plastic wrap so that the plastic is touching the surface, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Freeze according to your ice cream maker’s instructions (or if you do not have an ice cream maker, follow this method to freeze), adding the toasted coconut in the last 5 minutes of churning. Serve topped with additional toasted coconut.

Nutrition

Serving: 1(of 4)Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 194mgPotassium: 214mgFiber: 4gSugar: 28gVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg

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  1. Awwww this is awesome! Love Steph! And this frozen yogurt is going to be on repeat once the weather starts to behave!!!

  2. Awe I love this recipe, and love Stephanie’s blog too! I like how you described using all sorts of leftovers to make ice cream, definitely gave me some (ah-hem-a-lot) of ideas! Beautiful photos as always :)

    1. Thanks Liz! Every time I use my ice cream maker, I wonder why I don’t bust it out twice a week. Yay for cool treats and warm days!

  3. Ahh, I am so in love with this froyo! And you. Thank you SO much, dear. This surprise has made my day — nay, week!

  4. This froyo is gorgeous, Erin, and perfect for Steph’s pink-themed shower! So happy for her. I could definitely see myself making this in the middle of an endless Austin summer!

  5. Oh I just want to squuuuuuuuuuuuueeeeeze you two beautiful ladies!! Love these iddy biddy berry frozen yogurt bites! What a delicious treat for our lady, Stephanie! :)

  6. Oh man, I feel this ice cream so much! And your clever use of leftovers :) I am also very curious to see if anyone can come up with a quiche that goes with peanut butter glaze. I would totally try it!

  7. Oh my I better find my spoon! I have all sorts of little bits in the refrigerator needing to be used! This looks amazing and I love all the coconut and berries!

  8. Love Stephanie! So sweet of you guys to do this for her! And this fro-yo is perfect!! Leftover desserts in another dessert is genius indeed.

  9. That’s a beautiful photo of you two!
    The froyo looks awesome, Erin. I am saving it for the coming summer.

  10. This is the cutest and prettiest fro yo EVER. What a sweet way to celebrate!

  11. I cannot wait to bust out my ice cream maker for this gem! Berries + coconut is always an amazing combo!

  12. I love making frozen yogurt with greek yogurt. This pretty pink version is so perfect for the shower!

  13. I love berries, I love coconut, I love yogurt, and I love fro-yo. Result – I am bound to love this!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  14. Yay for leftover bits, baby bumps, and this delicious frozen yogurt. Steph is such a cute prego!

  15. Erin this frozen yogurt looks deeeeelish!! I have a terrible habit of hoarding almost-empty containers in my fridge too…definitely saving this recipe for when I have that half-used can of coconut milk which is bound to happen sometime soon!

  16. You had me at rum.

    Thank you so much for joining our baby shower love and fun today! It wouldn’t have been the same without you!

  17. Again, the cutest idea EVER for a virtual baby shower! This frozen yogurt sounds amazing + rum = I wish I had it right now. Love the idea and your pictures are so pretty :).

  18. Such beautiful pink scoops of deliciousness, perfect for a teeny pink baby shower! Love this Erin! As for Steph, I wish her all the best in these coming weeks.. so exciting!! She is gorgeous and I do think she’ll be an incredible mother xx

  19. I am in love with the mere thought of this frozen yoghurt, not to mention very impressed with the quality of your fridge leftovers!!
    Adore your photos, too, especially the third one down.
    And, of course, congratulations to Stephanie!

  20. This sounds amazing! I love coconut milk in desserts. And the pretty pink color is so perfect!

  21. Oh my goodness. I am a fro yo fanatic and I am loving this. The addition of some coconut rum? Brilliant! Absolutely worthy or David re-tweeting you! :)

  22. This frozen yogurt is such a lovely color! It looks so fresh and tasty! I love coconut milk.

  23. I WANT TO EAT ALL THE YOGURT! Okay, I guess I’ll share it with the beautiful mama to be… but seriously, this looks AMAZING!!

  24. Wow this looks amazing!!! Love how you used stuff you found around the kitchen! Brilliant :)

  25. Yummmmmm! I love froyo and homemade is so much better! I soooo need an ice cream maker!! That hand mixing thing is for the birds. LOL. I’ve tried it and it doesn’t work for me no matter how much I mix.

    1. Hi! Unfortunately, this recipe isn’t really meant to be vegan. I’d suggest seeking out a vegan strawberry ice cream recipe. I’m sorry I can’t offer more guidance, but since I’ve never tried making the recipe this way, I can’t give you clear direction, and I want you to enjoy the ice cream you make!

  26. I really want to make this for Valentine’s Day! However, I am currently pregnant and was wondering if there is a substitute for the coconut rum?? Or can it be made without it? Thanks!

    1. Hi Rachel, you can just omit the rum. If you’d like to keep the coconut flavor, you could try adding coconut extract. It will make the frozen yogurt freeze a bit harder, because the alcohol helps keep it soft, but it will still be delicious. You should just plan to leave it out at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. I hope you love it!