Greek Yogurt Chocolate Pudding is so rich and creamy, it’ll blow your mind! It’s also made with just 3 ingredients and contains 12 grams of protein. Get excited!

Other high protein treats we love is cottage cheese chocolate pudding and protein fluff.

Creamy Greek yogurt chocolate pudding in a white bowl with chocolate chips on a counter.

I love my chocolate chia pudding, but it has to be refrigerated overnight whereas this Greek yogurt chocolate pudding is ready in 5 minutes!

I make it in the afternoon when the chocolate craving hits and I have been sitting at the desk all day, it’s the perfect pick-me-up to keep me going.

And the fact that it’s packed with protein without using any protein powder is definitely a win!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy: Traditional puddings chill for hours, but this no bake dessert is ready in minutes. All you need is a bowl, small whisk and a spoon.
  • Family friendly: Your kids will love coming home to this pudding, not even realizing it’s a healthy snack.
  • Guilt-free: Rich in chocolate flavor and sweet, yet high in protein and refined sugar-free!
  • Perfect for meal prep: You can easily make a few batches and refrigerate in individual glass airtight containers or jars.

Ingredients for Greek Yogurt Chocolate Pudding

You only need 3 simple ingredients, likely already in your kitchen, for this chocolate pudding recipe.

Greek yogurt, cacao powder, maple syrup.
  • Plain Greek yogurt: Any fat percentage yogurt will work, just be sure it’s plain Greek yogurt. Nonfat yogurt creates a low fat pudding, while full fat Greek yogurt yields a creamier texture.
  • Cacao or cocoa powder: I personally prefer cacao powder for its richer chocolate flavor and higher antioxidants levels, but cocoa powder works just as good.
  • Maple syrup: Liquid sweetener that blends smoothly with cold yogurt. Thin, runny honey, agave or date syrup works too.

How to Make Greek Yogurt Chocolate Pudding

Here’s a quick 2-step tutorial of how to make pudding with Greek yogurt. You can find the full recipe card below.

Step by step process how to make Greek yogurt pudding with chocolate.
  • Combine sweeteners: Add cacao powder and maple syrup to a medium bowl and whisk until a smooth paste forms.
  • Add Greek yogurt: Use a spoon to stir in the Greek yogurt until it’s well combined. Enjoy!

Tips for Best Results

Here are my handy tips for whipping up this creamy indulgence.

  • Don’t use regular yogurt: Greek yogurt is a must if you want thick and creamy pudding. Otherwise, regular yogurt will work in a pinch, it’ll just be more tart and less creamy.
  • To avoid lumps: Be sure to mix maple syrup with cacao powder first. Don’t dump all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Go for full fat yogurt: It makes the pudding creamier and richer in flavor.
  • Make it less sweet: I found that adding 2 tablespoons of maple syrup add just the right amount of sweetness for a healthy dessert. If you’re watching your sugar intake, feel free to use less.
Greek yogurt chocolate pudding with chocolate chips in a bowl with a spoon.

Toppings Ideas

  • Fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, sliced banana, or mango
  • Chopped walnuts, almonds, pecans, or pistachios
  • Chia seeds, flax seeds, or pumpkin seeds
  • Drizzle of peanut butter or almond butter
  • Dark chocolate chips or shavings
  • Graham cracker or cookie crumbs


There are endless ways to make this Greek yogurt dessert your own, here are some ideas:

  • Sugar-free: Use erythritol as a sweetener, and then top with Lily’s sugar free chocolate chips, if you’d like.
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt: Skip the maple syrup to avoid making it overly sweet. You can use vanilla Greek yogurt or stick with plain Greek yogurt and add vanilla extract to the mixture.
  • Honey Greek yogurt: Use honey Greek yogurt instead and skip the maple syrup, or add a touch of honey.
  • Dairy-free: Try a thick plant-based alternative like soy Skyr, soy Greek yogurt, or thick coconut yogurt as a substitute.
  • Low fat and sugar-free: Choose nonfat Greek yogurt and erythritol.
  • Mocha pudding: Dissolve your instant coffee or espresso in a small amount of warm water, let it cool, then mix it in for a coffee-infused treat.


Can I use skyr instead of Greek yogurt?

Yes, you can substitute skyr for Greek yogurt at a 1:1 ratio.

Can I make it ahead of time?

Yes, Greek yogurt chocolate pudding is meal prep friendly! Refrigerate in an airtight container for a couple of days, and stir before serving.

Can I freeze it?

I haven’t tried freezing it, technically you can freeze Greek yogurt but like with anything dairy, I think it will lose some fluffiness and freshness.

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Greek yogurt chocolate pudding with chocolate chips in a bowl with a spoon.

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Pudding

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Pudding is so rich and creamy, it'll blow your mind! It's made with just 3 ingredients and has 12 grams of protein.
5 from 1 vote
Servings 1 serving
Calories 193
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes



  • In a medium bowl, add cacao powder and maple syrup. Whisk until smooth paste forms.
  • Add Greek yogurt and stir with a spoon until well mixed. Enjoy!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 42mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 27g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Author: Olena Osipov
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Welcome! I grew up in Ukraine watching my grandma cook with simple ingredients. I have spent the last 11 years making it my mission to help you cook quick and easy meals for your family!

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