Only 2 ingredients! Make this super simple and really yummy Greek yogurt icing in minutes. It's perfect for muffins, pound cake, pumpkin bread, banana bread, and more! You can even use it for dipping fruit, graham crackers, or animal crackers.
👩🏻🍳 Super Easy Greek Yogurt Icing
The only thing better than a 2 ingredient recipe is a 1 ingredient recipe. Which isn't even a recipe. So this is about the easiest recipe you could ever hope to get!
If you were a fly on the wall in my kitchen, you would have seen that the recipe development for this icing went something like this:
*While making banana bread for the blog*
Places hands on hips and asks no one in particular: "How can I make this look as yummy in the photos as it tastes?"
Light bulb goes on over head. "Ah! Drizzle it with icing!"
Rummages through fridge. "Drat. We are out of milk!"
Makes note to self to figure out who used up the last of the milk without saying anything.
Rummages through fridge more. "Hey, I have vanilla Greek yogurt, let me try that!"
And the rest is, as they say, history!
🥘 Ingredients Needed
- vanilla Greek yogurt - thick, creamy, and delicious before even adding the powdered sugar!
- powdered sugar - for the sweetness and to create the glaze consistency.
- Add the powdered sugar into the yogurt.
- Mix well. Add additional powdered sugar to increase thickness as desired.
Yes, you can, you may need to use some additional powdered sugar to get the right consistency.
Yes, you can use plain yogurt, but you may want to add a little vanilla extract to get a nice flavor. You can use other flavors as well, depending on what you want to pair up with the frosting. For example, icing made using coffee flavored yogurt would probably taste great on a chocolate pound cake! Feel free to get creative!
Yes, you can absolutely make it ahead of time. Store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.
I like to use a condiment squeeze bottle, it makes it so easy to get the right amount of icing to drizzle! If you are going for a pretty drizzled look, make sure you practice a little first to get the hang of the amount of pressure you need to use. If you don't have a condiment squeeze bottle, you can use a sturdy plastic sandwich bag and snip a tiny hole in one of the bottom corners.
💭 Top Tips
- Use this icing as a dip for fruit, graham crackers, animal crackers. It's especially good with chocolate graham crackers!
- Try it on cinnamon buns or pound cake for a pretty finishing touch.
- This goes really well with baked goods such as coffee cake, pumpkin bread, banana bread, and zucchini bread.
- Make your own cinnamon breadsticks and use this icing as a dip.
- Upscale your brunch menu by serving Slow Cooker French Toast with this icing drizzled on top!
This Greek yogurt icing is so easy and versatile. Just a few minutes of your time is all you need to make this delicious drizzle for muffins, breads, breakfast items and more!
- Use plain yogurt and add a few drops of your favorite extract (strawberry extract works really well) to come up with new flavors! Start with just a couple drops and taste as you go to avoid using too much.
- Use different flavored yogurt to vary the flavor (without making it into a 3 ingredient recipe)!
- Mix in some instant coffee, cocoa powder, or peanut butter powder. These will also vary the consistency so you may need to add a little milk if it gets too thick.
🍰 Suggested Dishes for Drizzling!
These are perfect recipes to serve with this icing. In fact, the banana bread is the dish that inspired this recipe since I needed something to jazz it up for the photoshoot!
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📋 Recipe Card
Greek Yogurt Icing
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Place the Greek yogurt in a bowl. Add the powdered sugar.
- Mix well.
- To thicken your icing, add more powdered sugar. To thin it out, add additional yogurt or even a teaspoon or so of milk.
- Drizzle over baked goods, or use it as a dip for animal crackers, graham crackers, or fruit!
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