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Yes, healthy frosting does exist!  Greek yogurt is a great alternative to using butter as a base for frosting.  It is thick, creamy and has a wonderful tangy taste that can be enhanced by adding just a little honey, sugar and vanilla.

Healthy Frosting using Greek Yogurt

Start with about a cup of Greek yogurt.  If you have time, let is sit in a strainer over a bowl in the refrigerator for at least an hour.   This will drain off any extra liquid.  Using a hand-held mixer, whip 3 Tbs of soften butter with 2 Tbs of honey and 2 Tbs of powdered sugar.  Whip on “high” to completely blend.  Add the yogurt and continue to blend until the butter and yogurt are emulsified and there are no more lumps (takes a little time).  Add 1/2 tsp of vanilla if desired.  Refrigerate until ready to use, this frosting will spoil if left out.

This healthier frosting is creamy, tangy and delicious!  No guilt licking the bowl what-so-ever! It was perfect for a our king cake on Mardi Gras.

Healthy Frosting on cake

Greek yogurt frosting smeared on a Mardi Gras king cake, not-so-fat Tuesday!

Next time you bake, give this yogurt frosting a try… let me know what you think!  Now, here is your lovely little printer-friendly recipe card.

Yogurt Frosting
Recipe type: Dessert
This healthy frosting is tangy and delicious, give it a try! Strain your yogurt for about an hour before you start,
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, strained
  • 3 Tbs of soften butter
  • 2 Tbs of honey
  • 2 Tbs of powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  1. Using a hand-held mixer, whip the softened butter with the powdered sugar and honey.
  2. Add the yogurt, mix until combined and there are no more lumps.
  3. Add the vanilla
  4. Keep refrigerated to prevent spoiling.


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