Made with just 2 ingredients, vegan yogurt and powdered almond butter, this is one low-fat frosting recipe you can enjoy straight from the spoon & guilt-free
For the longest time I've always thought that frosting had to be made with either butter or cream to be smooth and creamy, but no longer. I first made this frosting when I was mixing up a homemade yogurt parfait for on a Saturday morning and realized -- hey, this would be great on cakes! That's exactly what I tried next and now I'm using this for everything, frosting cakes, cupcakes, cookies and even pancakes.
Here are the Ingredients used to make this Almond Yogurt Frosting
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- Vegan Yogurt - I used almond milk yogurt but any yogurt (coconut, oat, dairy milk yogurt) works!
- Unsweetened Powdered Almond Butter - Powdered Almond Butter (like this one from Barney Butter or this one from PB2) is a defatted powdered almond butter that's low in fat, low in calories and high in protein. Like powdered peanut butter, it's meant to be mixed with water and spread onto toasts and the like, but we'll be using it as a thickener for our "frosting" recipe.
Step by Step Guide
How to Make Almond Yogurt Frosting
Transfer almond yogurt into a small bowl
Mix powdered almond butter into the yogurt and stir until no visible clumps of powder remain
To make it extra fluffy, you can whip the frosting using a hand mixer
Use the frosting on cakes and more!
Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins:
- Try adding 1 Tbsp of cocoa powder for a chocolate variation
- Or, instead of cocoa powder, try using chocolate protein powder (just be sure to add a little more yogurt or some almond milk)
- To the frosting, add ½ tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for a fall-flavored frosting
- Use flavored peanut butter, like this Pumpkin Spice All-Natural Peanut Butter Powder, instead of almond butter powder
- Add vanilla extract for more flavor, or other extracts and flavorings. Try vanilla bean paste, almond extract, coffee extract or maple extract. Maybe some citrus flavors such as lemon or orange extract. Peppermint extract also works.
What are some ways you can use this Almond Yogurt frosting?
- To frost cakes, muffins or cupcakes
- Serve on top of waffles, oatmeal and pancakes
- Use as a dessert dip
- Stuff inside bread (see recipe below!)
How to Store
You can keep this frosting covered at room temperature for a few hours, but it's best if the frosting is kept in the fridge, where it can be kept for up to a week.
- Feel free to add honey or maple syrup if you find that you'd like it sweeter. Depending on the amount of sweetener you add, you may have to add more powdered almond butter to thicken the frosting.
2 Ingredient Almond Yogurt Frosting
- ½ cup almond milk yogurt
- ¼ cup powdered almond butter unsweetened
- Transfer almond yogurt into a small bowl
- Mix powdered almond butter into the yogurt and stir until no visible clumps of powder remain
- To make it extra fluffy, you can whip the frosting using a hand mixer
- Use the frosting on cakes and more!
It’s so easy to make and yummy! I used plain vanilla yogurt and a little bit of powdered sugar to make it sweeter.