Chocolate lovers, this recipe is for you! This homemade chocolate yogurt recipe will satisfy your taste buds and keep you feeling full. With 28 grams of protein, this make-ahead friendly recipe is the perfect way to fuel your body for breakfast, a mid-day snack, or dessert. It’s easy to make with just two ingredients.
What Readers Say
“I tried this today!! With Greek yogurt, plain collagen, cacao powder, added peanut butter and a tiny bit of raw honey. So good!!!! “
- 2/3 cup Greek yogurt, 170 grams (Plain yogurt is my preference since it doesn’t have any added sugar. Vanilla yogurt also works.)
- 1/2 serving chocolate protein powder (my favorite brands: chocolate whey protein from Tera’s Whey and chocolate dairy-free protein powder from Faster Way)
Optional Extra Flavorings:
- 1/2-1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (for additional chocolate flavor)
- 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey (or 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia)
- pinch of cinnamon (enhances the chocolate flavor)
- pinch of salt (enhances the dark chocolate flavor)
- splash of vanilla extract
Optional Yogurt Toppings:
- 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter powder
- 1/4 cup granola (like homemade oat granola or grain-free granola)
- 1/4 cup fresh fruit, like blackberries, raspberries, strawberries (or frozen berries)
- 1 banana, sliced
What Kind of Yogurt? For best results, use plain greek yogurt: whole-milk greek yogurt, nonfat milk yogurt, or 2% fat yogurt. Greek yogurt is thick since the whey has been removed. It’s the perfect texture for this recipe.
Step By Step Instructions
Step 1: Combine Yogurt and Protein Powder
Spoon the yogurt into a bowl. Add 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder. If you’re going to add extra flavorings (cocoa powder, sweetener, vanilla, etc.) do that now.
Use a spoon to combine the ingredients. Aggressively mix the ingredients with your spoon until all the powder is incorporated into the yogurt and the yogurt mixture appears fluffy and has a creamy texture (about 15-30 seconds).
Step 2: Add Toppings
The yogurt is ready to enjoy. Top the yogurt with your favorite toppings: banana slices, frozen or fresh berries, peanut butter, granola, shredded coconut, etc.
Need topping ideas? Check out 17 healthy yogurt bowl toppings.
For a rich chocolate yogurt that tastes like a dark chocolate pudding, I like this combination: 2/3 cup Greek yogurt, 1/2 serving chocolate protein powder, 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon maple syrup. This combo tastes even better the next day, so it’s great to make ahead for breakfast.
Make-Ahead Meal Prep Storage Instructions
If you’d like to make multiple yogurt bowls for a make-ahead breakfast, snack, or lunch, spoon the yogurt mixture into individual airtight containers (I love Weck Jars or Mason Jars). Secure the lids. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Before enjoying, add your favorite toppings.
Chocolate Overnight Oats is another favorite make-ahead breakfast using protein powder.
Substitutions and Variations
- Dairy-Free Yogurt: This recipe is naturally gluten free, grain free, and and low carb. It can be made dairy-free as well. Use a thick, plant-based yogurt. The best plant-based greek yogurt brands: Kitehill (almond milk yogurt), So Delicious (coconut milk yogurt), Two Good (coconut milk yogurt), and Forager (coconut milk and cashew milk yogurt). Here’s a great listing of the best dairy-free greek yogurt brands.
- Make Chocolate Yogurt Bark: A great treat for a hot day. Make the chocolate yogurt (I recommend doubling this recipe), line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Pour the yogurt over the top of the parchment paper. Use a rubber spatula to spread the yogurt about 1/2 inch thick. Top the yogurt with berries (sliced strawberries, halved raspberries), sliced almonds, drizzle with peanut butter, or chocolate chips. Freeze for about 2 hours until firm. Remove from the freezer and use a sharp knife to cut into pieces. Store in an airtight container (or bag) in the freezer.
- Use Cocoa Powder Instead of Protein Powder: If you don’t want to use protein powder, use 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder. You’ll definitely need a sweetener (maple syrup, honey, or stevia) since the cocoa powder will have a bitter flavor. Protein powder is slightly sweetened (my favorite brands use stevia) and don’t require extra sweetener.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Homemade Chocolate Yogurt (Protein Greek Yogurt)
- 1 small or medium bowl for mixing and eating the yogurt
Extra Optional Ingredients (choose one, multiple, or none)
Topping Ideas (choose one, multiple, or none)
- 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter or favorite nut butter
- 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter powder
- 1/4 cup fresh berries or frozen berries: raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries
- 1/4 cup granola
- 1 banana sliced
- Spoon the yogurt into a bowl. Add 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder. If you're going add extra flavorings (cocoa powder, sweetener, vanilla, etc.) do that now. (See my favorite combo of ingredients in the notes below.) Use a spoon to combine the ingredients. Aggressively mix the ingredients with your spoon until all the powder is incorporated into the yogurt and the mixture appears fluffy and has a creamy texture (about 15-30 seconds).
Make-Ahead Food Prep Instructions
- My favorite chocolate protein powder brands: chocolate whey protein from Tera’s Whey and chocolate dairy-free protein powder from Faster Way.
- Vanilla Greek yogurt may also be used. I prefer plain Greek yogurt, which you can sweeten yourself.
- The nutritional facts provided are for the yogurt and protein powder. No extras included.