Can you freeze yogurt? It was on sale, and I am going to use it to make smoothies.

  • There is a desert in the (UK at least) called "frozen yogurt" :)
    – Doug
    Nov 30, 2015 at 16:49

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Yes, yoghurt can be frozen - according to this Canadian government agency, freezing it extends its shelf life to 1-2 months past its sell by date. Note that they do not recommend freezing an opened container of yoghurt. However, considering that it keeps for quite a while in the refridgerator as well you may not need to. This answer point out a couple of issues with freezing yoghurt, namely that it can get separated - if you put it in a blender that may not be a huge issue, as you kinda mix it together again anyway.


I live in UK and am used to frozen yoghurt as a dessert. To work it needs some sugar and churning.

This article might help.


Here's the recipe..

makes one litre

1l whole-milk plain yoghurt, chilled 100g unrefined caster sugar 100g white caster sugar 1/4 tsp fine salt 1 lemon (optional)

Good luck!

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    @MarkWildon I don't see the question asking for later eating as yogurt, merely for use in smoothies. I agree however, not about making frozen yogurt.
    – bob1
    May 30, 2023 at 23:51
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