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How To Make Greek Yogurt Frosting

How to make your own Greek yogurt frosting:

Greek Yogurt Frosting – ultra SMOOTH and creamy frosting replaces butter or shortening with Greek yogurt – cuts way back on fat + calories, and YOU get to control how much sugar – @choccoveredkt: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/03/22/how-to-make-greek-yogurt-frosting/

Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting:

It can be soy-free, oil-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, egg-free, and sugar-free

Above, I used it to frost a Low Fat Banana Mug Cake, shown above.

Greek Yogurt Frosting. Recipe here: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/03/22/how-to-make-greek-yogurt-frosting/

The yogurt takes the place of butter or shortening found in traditional frosting recipes, adding creaminess and texture without all the unhealthy fat.

Many readers have asked for a soy-free version of my original healthier cream cheese frosting recipe.

So, with leftover homemade yogurt after making Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese, I gave the idea of how to make greek yogurt frosting a spin. And do you know where I ended up using the rest of this frosting???

Carrot cake cupcakes! It’s almost Easter, which clearly means carrot cake needs to make an appearance on the site.

It can be soy-free, oil-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, egg-free, & sugar-free! Recipe here: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/03/22/how-to-make-greek-yogurt-frosting/

So that will happen soon.

Very soon.

Keep your eyes peeled—no pun intended.

Edit: Here is the healthy carrot cake cupcakes recipe.

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Greek Yogurt Frosting

How To Make Greek Yogurt Frosting

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp cream cheese (such as Trader Joes vegan)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt – I used dairy-free homemade Greek yogurt
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 4-5 tbsp powdered sugar
  • scant 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Blend all ingredients together until completely smooth. If a thinner frosting is desired, you can add a little milk of choice to thin it out. If using this greek yogurt cream cheese frosting to ice cakes or cookies, it’s best to serve the items immediately after frosting. Refrigerate leftover frosting for up to 4 days.

View Greek Yogurt Frosting Nutrition Facts

 

Ways To Use The Homemade Greek Yogurt Frosting:

1. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

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Full recipe: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

 

2. Sunday Morning Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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Full recipe: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

 

3. Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

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Full recipe: Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

 

4. Healthy Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Full recipe: Healthy Red Velvet Cupcakes

 

5. Breakfast Granola Cups

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Full recipe: Breakfast Granola Cups

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Published on March 22, 2015

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  1. Melissa says

    Hi Katie! I’m doing a baby shower next weekend and I am excited to try your carrot cake healthy cupcakes and this yogurt frosting! I see that the cupcakes recipe makes nine large cupcakes, does the frosting recipe cover nine large cupcakes if piped on? Or should I double the frosting recipe? Thank you so much! Melissa Beach

  2. Debbie says

    Thank you for this. Difficult to get cream cheese here in India so I used paneer (precipitate milk protein using lemon juice and paneer is the solid part). But following this ratio it was very runny. Made again and just reduced the curd and its great. Thanks.

  3. Sam says

    Arrgghh what are cups! Can Americans please, please weigh out ingredients! It is so frustrating as there is so much variation between cups and the way people measure. It’s not very helpful to a precise baker/non-American.

  4. Bre says

    Is there another alternative sweetener besides stevia? I’m trying to avoid processed sugars and I need an alternative that’s safe for a pne year old. I’m planning my daughter’s first birthday and I don’t care much for stevia or splenda or sweet n low. I normally use raw honey but that’s not considered safe for indants.

  5. Eileen Chilson says

    I haven’ t tried the recipe, but I wonder if you could substitute a little bit of Benecol margarine for a little more flavor? Benecol is good for your heart.

  6. Melinda says

    This was a great topping on my healthy carrot cake! I used 5% milkfat Greek yogurt and just tried not to get too much liquid. It was very easily spreadable and solid enough to ice the sides of the cake.

  7. Emily says

    This recipe was amazing! Thanks so much. Never made icing with Greek yogurt before. All I had on hand was raspberry yogurt, so I used a lemon extract using your recipe and it was soooo good on white cake.

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