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Let us all do the Friday Dance, k?


I’m so happy it is Friday. This week has been all kinds of crazy messed up for me because of the holiday and some travel I have to do for work. But thankfully, after today, we return to normal. I like normal. I thrive on normal.

You know what isn’t normal? How crazy easy and crazy good this frozen yogurt is.

It’s totally abnormal. Extraordinary. Exceptional. Remarkable. Surprising. And about a billion other synonyms. I so love recipes like this. You know, the ones that look too simple to be anything spectacular, and then come out and punch you in the face with their amazingness?

This one punched me in the face. Well, metaphorically. And it only took four ingredients to pack that punch.

The key to this flavorful, tart, tangy dessert is zesting. If you want to add true citrus flavor to, well, anything, the key to it isn’t adding juice, it’s adding the zest. So much citrus-y flavor is hidden in those brightly-colored peels. And so often, we just toss ’em out! So sad! You can really use any kind of small-holed grater to zest, but the best-of-the-best is a zester. I’m not big on unitaskers—gadgets that really only have one purpose—but a zester is one that is totally worth it. It gives you baby, wispy fine threads of zest without pulling up too much of the bitter pith (the white part) of the fruit.

My friends at hooked me up with a set of professional-grade graters from Edgeware, and one of them was this amazing zester. It is what dreams are made of. I’m a little embarrassed, but before I was using a rusted, bent, dull, hand-grater that was part of those $9.99 kitchen utensil sets to zest. This sucker is much more efficient!

I do want to give a bit of a disclaimer about this yogurt—it is 100% for citrus fans. It’s lemony. Like, lemony, lemony. In the most amazing, strong, tart, sour, tangy, addictive kind of way. It’s just barely sweet and a perfect dessert for a 90° day. When I took my first bite, I thought “Oh, this is too tart!” and then I kept going back for more and more and more bites. If you aren’t a fan of tart foods, add more honey. You could always just drizzle it on just before serving. Yum!

Honey Lemon Zest Frozen Yogurt

Honey Lemon Zest Frozen Yogurt

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

The key to this flavorful, tart, tangy honey lemon zest frozen yogurt is zesting.


  • 1 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup lowfat plain Greek yogurt
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/3 cup honey


  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Refrigerate to chill.
  2. Process in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Freeze for about an hour to solidify.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 6g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.


Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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  1. Just made this (in the middle of a thunderstorm, just to spice it up) and it’s so great! I added in raspberries that I had on hand, and totally can’t wait to try it out with different flavas.

  2. lauren

    I love to cook, so these would be invaluable to me! I make homemade truffles, with a variety of surprise flavors….so I would use these graters to add lemon and orange zest, and yuzu. I could also top salads with pecorino or grated carrots, and my homemade bacon-maple ice cream with some shaved dark chocolate!

  3. I would definitely use new graters for zesting citrus fruits. I love love LOVE lemon and lime zest, and use it often. I also love cheese… and grating it over anything I can find.

  4. Ashley

    I’ve been eyeing a good zester for over a year, but have hesitated b/c it’s a unitasker too! I would use it to grate citrus fruits for homemade lemon/lime/orange-ades! Mixed with freshly picked strawberries…yum!

  5. Chaley

    I’d love to be able to zest more and to grate cheese better. I currently use a REALLY old grater for all of that. It has truly seen better days!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Natalie J Vandenberghe

    I would use the zester for lemons & oranges and I would use the grater for cheese (which we eat every day!)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. shannon

    I am so making this (wonder if it will work to send the semi-frozen goo through the a food processor at regular intervals instead of using an ice cream maker?…we’ll find out!)

    If I won the graters, I’d use them the most for zesting, but shredding chocolate and cheese (not at the same time!) would be a close second.

  8. I would grate and grate and grate out of pure joy of finally owning one. I’ve always been too cheap to purchase one. Cheese, spices, citrus: bye bye bent and useless box grater. Hello, love!

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