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Greek Yogurt Frosting Recipe

Yep, you’re reading that right.

Greek yogurt made into FROSTING.

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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 broiled mango with Greek yogurt or 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.

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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
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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!

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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!

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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 carrot cake scones
  • Fruit: Serve it up with an assortment of fresh berries and dip away, or stuff it inside strawberries!
  • Breakfast: Drizzle or spread it onto giant cinnamon rolls

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Greek Yogurt Frosting Recipe

Taylor Kiser
Greek Yogurt Frosting makes a delicious topping for every kind of cake, but especially carrot or red velvet! We know you’ll love it.
3.68 from 22 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine Frosting
Servings 16 1/4 cup
Calories 147 kcal


  • 16 ounces Light Cream Cheese at room temperature (2 packages)
  • 1 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar (200g)


  • In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese and yogurt on high speed until fluffy. Add in the vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Set the mixer on low speed and gradually add in the powdered sugar until you’ve added all of it and it’s well combined.  Return to high speed and beat for 2-3 minutes until the frosting is fluffy.
  • DEVOUR on cupcakes, cake, or a spoon!


Calories: 147kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 113mgSugar: 15g
Keyword Desserts, Frosting, Healthy Comfort Food, Healthy Eating, No Cook, Stealthy Healthy, Yogurt
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