Healthy Greek Yogurt Frosting
Greek yogurt frosting has a yogurt tang, but like many of the flavors of FroYo (frozen yogurt), the tang plus a little bit of sweetness works like a charm.
Although I wouldn’t use Greek yogurt frosting on every cupcake, it is a nice option if you want a frosting without all the fat of butter.
This post has been on my blog for years, but there was a problem with the recipe. Many readers complained that the frosting dripped of the cupcakes and cakes. It was way too liquidy!
So, I’ve updated the recipe. I tested my new updated recipe and the frosting doesn’t slide off cupcakes even when I turned them sideways.
What Makes Greek Yogurt Frosting Work
The secret to Greek yogurt frosting that doesn’t drip is gelatin. Adding just a little plain gelatin to frosting stiffens it up enough to keep it from sliding off the side of baked goods.
If you’re a vegetarian, you can always use a vegetarian gelatin substitute. You’ll have to match the volume of gelatin and liquid to my recipe and alter that part of the instructions for your substitute.
What are the Ingredients in Greek Yogurt Frosting
Greek yogurt frosting has just a few ingredients:
- plain gelatin
- plain Greek yogurt
- vanilla extract
- powdered sugar
How to Make Greek Yogurt Frosting
Place 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl and sprinkle one teaspoon of gelatin over it. Distribute the gelatin as evenly as you can to avoid big clumps. You do not need to stir.
Let it sit for three minutes.
Microwave for 7 seconds or until the gelatin is dissolved.
Mix the yogurt, powdered sugar, and vanilla by hand or with an electric mixer.
Stir in the prepared gelatin.
Cover and chill for three hours. When you remove it from the refrigerator, it will look a little like JELLO.
Mix with an electric mixer or vigorously by hand to break it up.
Spread over desserts. This frosting can’t be piped.
Refrigerate frosted desserts until ready to serve.
The Best Desserts to Use Greek Yogurt Frosting On
Yogurt and honey are a classic combination and I love Greek yogurt frosting on honey cupcakes and honey cake, too.
For a twist, try using flavored Greek yogurt in this frosting.
Keep in mind that flavored Greek yogurt is typically sweetened so you’ll want to cut back on the amount of sugar you add to the frosting.
If You Like Greek Yogurt Frosting, You May Also Like…
- Healthy Paleo carrot cake (It’s one of my favorite carrot cake recipes and it’s loaded with good ingredients.)
- Waffle iron baked apples (Easy and so good!)
- Toasted coconut chips
- Healthy chocolate fudge cake
Greek Yogurt Frosting
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon plain gelatin
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup powered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place water in a small microwave-safe bowl.
- Sprinkle gelatin evenly over the top of the water. Avoid having any large clumps. Do not stir.
- Let the gelatin sit for three minutes.
- Microwave for seven seconds or until the gelatin dissolves.
- Whisk together yogurt, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
- Stir in prepared gelatin.
- Place in the fridge for at least three hours.
- Remove and stir until smooth.
- Spread on baked goods.
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