I just bought an ice cream maker (ICE 70) and it came with an instruction/recipe book, but the recipes for the frozen yogurt are confusing.

One example is like this

  • 2 cups whole milk, plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups frozen mango pieces
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

So on the first ingredient they say two different things, whole milk and yoghurt, but am I supposed to use both, or only one of these?

For example am i supposed to use

2 cups whole milk AND 2 cups yoghurt?


2 cups combined whole milk and yoghurt (1 cup each)


2 cups only of whole milk OR 2 cups only of yoghurt (I choose which one)

Does anyone know?

The recipe says:

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  • A recipe wouldn't be a recipe if it wasn't confusing May 23, 2016 at 4:00

1 Answer 1


I read that as 2 cups of Greek yogurt made from whole milk (ie not low- or non-fat yogurt). The comma does make it confusing, however.

  • 1
    Thinking about it, you end up with ice-cream if you just use the milk. :)
    – Adrian Hum
    May 22, 2016 at 23:48
  • 1
    And that adds up (2 cups yogurt, 4 cups mango, makes 6 cups) so you know it's not some horribly unclear way of saying "2 cups of each".
    – Cascabel
    May 23, 2016 at 1:59
  • It would be fixed with an extra comma. Whole milk, plain, Greek yogurt. May 23, 2016 at 4:05
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    Or not using any commas. "Whole milk plain Greek yogurt" would be the natural way to say it.
    – Batman
    May 24, 2016 at 4:35
  • Or write it as "Plain whole milk Greek [style] yogurt" (this seems to be the way it is listed on, for example, the WholeFoods website). Jul 31, 2022 at 12:58

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