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Healthy frosting (or at least healthier than buttercream or cream cheese frosting) that’s also tasty is possible!  The secret is Greek yogurt.  Greek yogurt frosting is just Greek yogurt, a little vanilla, and as much sugar as you’d like to get it to your desired sweetness.  Greek yogurt frosting has a yogurt tang, but like many of the flavors at the FroYo (frozen yogurt) places popping up all over the country, the tang plus a little bit of sweetness works like a charm.  Because Greek yogurt is thicker than regular yogurt, it won’t drip off the side of the cupcake (much) as long as you don’t leave the frosting in the sun.

Although I wouldn’t use Greek yogurt frosting on every cupcake, it could be a nice option if you are trying to get into that vacation bikini and are able to convince yourself that a healthier frosting negates the cupcake’s calories.

Products Related to Greek Yogurt Frosting

Oikos Organic Plain Greek Yogurt, 5.3 Ounce - 12 per case.

This was the yogurt that I used for this frosting.  I received it compliments of Stonyfield Farms. Aside from working perfectly for frosting, the yogurt is great for eating all on its own with some fresh fruit and a little sugar.

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Salton YM9 1-Quart Yogurt Maker

If you’d like, you can try your hand at making your own yogurt.  I’ve done so using this yogurt maker.  It’s a fairly simple process and fun to do.

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Norpro Grip-EZ 1713 Silicone Whisk

You don’t need a fancy mixer to make this frosting, just a good whisk.

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Greek Yogurt Frosting Recipe

I got the recipe for the Greek Yogurt frosting from Peter at Souvlaki for the Soul. Peter used his frosting to top some banana muffins – mine topped strawberry banana cupcakes.  Here is the recipe from Souvlaki for the Soul, reprinted with my notes.

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Greek Yogurt Frosting

A Greek yogurt frosting to create a healthier frosting alternative.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Greek yogurt frosting, Greek yogurt frosting recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 29kcal


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt I used Stonyfield Farms
  • A good splash of vanilla extract I used 1 teaspoon
  • 1/2 cup powered sugar sifted - You could use a little more or less depending on how sweet you like your frosting.)


  • Whisk all ingredients until they become a bit thick.
  • Place in the fridge to thicken even more (at least 30 minutes).
  • Spread on cupcakes.


Nutrition Facts
Greek Yogurt Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 29
% Daily Value*
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g 2%
Calcium 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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