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.

Chocolate yogurt in a bowl with strawberries in the background.
This protein-rich yogurt tastes like chocolate mousse (without the sugar).

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!!!! “

Debbie

  • HIGH PROTEIN: I aim to get 130 grams of protein into my daily diet. Greek yogurt is high in protein with 16-18 grams per serving. By adding a scoop of chocolate protein powder, this recipe ends up having 28 grams of protein and deep chocolate flavor!
  • EASY TO CUSTOMIZE: The original recipe is super easy to customize. If you don’t have protein powder, use cocoa powder (not high in protein, but will give you a rich chocolate flavor). Want a sweeter yogurt? Add maple syrup, honey, or stevia. Add different toppings like berries, bananas, granola, or peanut butter.
  • TASTES LIKE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE: This recipe is fluffy and tastes like a my favorite dessert, chocolate mousse (without all the work or sugar).
  • EASY MAKE-AHEAD BREAKFAST: I’m a big fan of making breakfast in advance, like omelet cups, hardboiled eggs, chocolate overnight oats, or oven bacon. Make multiple jars of this recipe and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Breakfast has never been so easy and quick!
  • FAMILY FAVORITE: The kids, in particular, are obsessed with this yogurt. They also love this yogurt fruit dip. Both recipes are perfect for a school breakfast, lunch, or snack. Here’s how to pack cold food for school.
Ingredients to make chocolate yogurt on the counter: yogurt, protein powder, fruit, cinnamon, cocoa powder.
All you need is yogurt and chocolate protein powder (or use cocoa powder).

Ingredients Needed

Main Ingredients:

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:

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.

Equipment Needed

  • 1 medium or small bowl for mixing and eating the yogurt
  • Storage jars (I love Weck Jars or Mason Jars) if you want to prep individual jars for a food prep breakfast or snack

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).

Adding toppings to the yogurt bowl: peanut butter, berries, and granola.
Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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.

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.

Chocolate yogurt in a Weck jar with a lid.
A great make-ahead breakfast option! Spoon into individual jars and store in the fridge.

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.
Chocolate yogurt bowl with toppings.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can; however, the texture won’t be the same. Greek yogurt is thick and provides a mousse-like texture. If you want to use regular whole milk yogurt, go for it. Just don’t expect the same results. You can make your own yogurt using a yogurt culture and slow cooker (or Instant Pot yogurt). And here’s how to turn that yogurt into Greek yogurt.

Any kind of greek yogurt works. I like nonfat greek yogurt since I count macronutrients and prefer to enjoy fat in other ways (like adding peanut butter). Kirkland brand from Costco or Stonyfield are my favorite. Whole milk greek yogurt and 2% greek yogurt also work. It’s up to you and your preference.

Sure. Most of the options at the store contain added sugars and artificial flavors. I buy a large tub of plain yogurt each week for my family (much cheaper than individual serving cups) and always have chocolate protein powder in the pantry (for smoothies or this chocolate overnight oats recipe). It makes sense from a budget and ingredient perspective to make my own chocolate yogurt. Plus, most of the store-bought options don’t have 28 grams of protein! <–I can’t name one.

Use 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder instead. You’ll need to add a sweetener of choice since the cocoa powder will have a bitter taste. I think this delicious yogurt tastes best with chocolate protein powder.


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Chocolate yogurt in a bowl with strawberries in the background.
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Homemade Chocolate Yogurt (Protein Greek Yogurt)

This homemade chocolate yogurt recipe will satisfy your taste buds and keep you feeling full. With 28 grams of protein, it's made with just two main ingredients: Greek yogurt and chocolate protein powder. Serve this yogurt with your favorite toppings.
Kristin Marr
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 yogurt bowl (single serving)
Calories 140 kcal
Cost: $3

Equipment

  • 1 small or medium bowl for mixing and eating the yogurt

Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (170 grams): nonfat, whole milk, or 2%
  • 1/2 serving chocolate protein powder see notes below for favorite brands

Extra Optional Ingredients (choose one, multiple, or none)

  • 1/2-1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder for extra chocolate flavor
  • 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey or 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia
  • pinch cinnamon (enhances the chocolate flavor)
  • pinch salt (enhances the chocolate flavor)
  • splash pure vanilla extract

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

Instructions

  • 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).
  • The yogurt is ready to enjoy. Top the yogurt with your favorite toppings: banana slices, frozen or fresh berries, peanut butter, granola (grain-free granola or oat granola), shredded coconut, etc.

Make-Ahead Food Prep Instructions

  • If you'd like to make multiple yogurt bowls for a make-ahead breakfast, snack, or lunch, spoon the 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.

Video

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 24gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 116mgPotassium: 326mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 6IUCalcium: 268mgIron: 0.1mg
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