Frozen yogurt with apricots and pistachios

Hubert Cormier, Nutritionniste

Summer is fast approaching, and all of us will surely be in need of a little refreshment. A nice glass of lemon water could do the trick, but sometimes our body craves a little treat, so we end up diving into a bowl (or 2) of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Why not opt for a snack that’s as good and refreshing, but a good deal healthier? Try this frozen yogurt recipe made with Greek yogurt, and you’ll be convinced! Your sweet tooth will be satisfied and your body will thank you!

6 servings
1 hour
about 6 hours (with an ice cream machine)


  • 560 mL (2 ¼ cups) apple juice
  • 2.5 mL (½ tsp.) cardamom
  • 250 mL (1 cup) or 250 g (0.55 lb.) dried apricots
  • 560 mL (2 ¼ cups) or 630 g (1.39 lb.) Oikos plain Greek yogurt (0% m.f.)
  • 62.5 mL (¼ cup) honey
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp.) sesame seeds, toasted
  • 125 mL (½ cup) pistachios, coarsely ground and divided

Nutritional value, per serving :

Calories 277
Fat 7 g
Saturated fat 0.9 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 89 mg
Carbohydrates 43 g
Fibre 3.7 g
Protein 14.5 g

Preparation steps

  • In a medium-sized pot, combine apple juice, dried apricots and cardamom, and bring mixture to a boil.

  • Lower heat and let simmer for 15 minutes, or until apricots are tender and juice is syrupy.

  • Let cool.

  • Using a mixing arm, reduce mixture to a smooth purée. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let stand.

  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine yogurt, honey, toasted sesame seeds and half the pistachios.

  • Place mixture in an ice cream machine and follow instructions for your machine by choosing “frozen yogurt” option. It should take about 40 minutes before mixture is frozen.

  • Transfer contents to a container and place in freezer for at least 3 hours.

  • Serve frozen yogurt with apricot purée and remaining pistachios.