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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Delicious. Easy. Filling!
So glad you liked it, Taesha!!
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I’m currently OBSESSED with this make-ahead breakfast. I top mine with berries and peanut butter. So good.