This Greek Yogurt Frosting is SO thick and creamy you will never know it’s high protein, gluten free and better for you! Great on SO many things and easy!
PIN Greek Yogurt Frosting
Yep, you’re reading that right.
Greek yogurt made into FROSTING.
I’m sure you already knew you could use Greek yogurt beyond your usual funfetti protein overnight oats for breakfast. You might have been adventurous and tried it out as as homemade spinach Greek yogurt dip (ooooh, you fancy!) but did you even imagine you could use it make frosting that is actually BETTER than the version without?
It’s true and you’re going to believe me as soon as you taste it.
Greek Yogurt Frosting Ingredients
When I think of cupcakes and cakes, my mind easily goes straight to the frosting. If you’ve got the right frosting, it’ll make your cake THAT much more indulgent! Greek yogurt is so thick, so rich, so creamy, and you’re gonna be such a fan of this frosting! To make it, you will need:
- Light cream cheese, at room temperature
- Vanilla Greek Yogurt (or plain)
- Vanilla Extract
- Powdered Sugar
How to make Greek Yogurt Frosting
Yes, you’re gonna be blown away by the taste of this tasty yogurt icing, but I think you’ll be equally as impressed with how simple it is to make! It’s extremely easy and is made in only 2 quick steps! Throw together some simple ingredients and the result? Creamy, heavenly, smooth frosting. Pure BLISS! Here’s how to put it together:
Using an electric hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and yogurt together until fluffy on high speed in a large bowl. Add the vanilla extract and continue to beat until well combined.
Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and gradually add in the powdered sugar until you’ve added it all and it is combined. Turn the speed back up to high and beat the frosting for 2-3 minutes or until fluffy.
Yup- it’s as simple as that! Now, enjoy it however you’d like!
How to store Frosting
If you’ve whipped up a batch of this Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting to ice a cake and have some leftover, don’t toss it! This frosting keeps well for about a week so save it and indulge on it another time! Simply put your leftover icing in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to a week to pull and use whenever your heart desires!
Plain Vs Vanilla Greek yogurt
One of the BEST things about creating delicious food in the kitchen is that you can be creative and mix it up! If you don’t have vanilla greek yogurt or simply prefer another flavor, go ahead and give it a try! You could use coconut flavor instead, or plain greek yogurt but you may need to play around and add a bit of extra sugar if you do!
Ideas on How to Use Yogurt Frosting
So you’ve made a tub of frosting and now you want to spread it on everything!! Good news- you TOTALLY can (and should)! There are literally ENDLESS ways to get creative with how to serve up this frosting for a family gathering, wedding/baby shower or party with friends. Here are a few ways I recommend to serve this delicious frosting:
- Cake: Pipe a thick layer onto a dozen Gluten Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes or Gluten Free Cupcakes with Blueberries.
- Fruit: Serve it up with an assortment of fresh berries and dip away, or stuff it inside strawberries, similar to Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries.
- Breakfast: Drizzle or spread it onto Easy Cinnamon Roll Protein Pancakes or Almond flour paleo cinnamon rolls.
I also shared the Greek yogurt frosting recipe over on Food Fanatic, so be sure to check it out there!
Other Healthy Greek Yogurt Recipes
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
Per 1/4 cup
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