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27 Yummy Keto Yogurt Recipes

Louise Hendon | May 19
27 Yummy Keto Yogurt Recipes

Rich in gut-happy bacteria, yogurt can be a great addition to any diet. However, most store-bought yogurt aren’t Keto as they’re loaded with sugars. So, in this post we’ll give you all the details about which yogurts are Keto-friendly as well as low-carb yogurt recipes you can make yourself!

Types of Store-Bought Keto Yogurts

In general, there are 4 types of store-bought yogurts you can enjoy on a Keto diet. All these are full-fat, sugar-free yogurts:

  1. Sugar-Free Full-Fat Greek Yogurt (contains dairy)
  2. Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt
  3. Unsweetened Cashew Yogurt
  4. Unsweetened Almond Yogurt

Regular yogurt contains high carbs (even if it’s unsweetened), so stay away from them.  When picking your low carb yogurt, first check there’s no added sugar or honey or fruits.  Then make sure you look at the net carbohydrate content per serving.  Lastly check how many servings per container.

All of these yogurts will still contain some natural carbs so be careful how much you eat.  Here are some approximate nutritional data for these yogurts.

Nutritional Data for Sugar-Free, Full-Fat Greek Yogurt (contains dairy)

3/4 cups (170 grams) of Greek yogurt contains:

  • 150 calories
  • 6 grams of fat
  • 16 grams of protein
  • 7 grams of total carbohydrates (5 grams of sugars, 0 grams of fiber)

Nutritional Data for Unsweetened, Coconut Yogurt

Choose a coconut yogurt that doesn’t contain tapioca starch, rice starch or other added carbs or sugars. 

3/4 cups (170 grams) of coconut yogurt contains:

  • 226 calories
  • 23 grams of fat
  • 2 grams of protein
  • 3 grams of total carbohydrates (1 grams of sugars, <1 grams of fiber)

Nutritional Data for Unsweetened, Cashew Yogurt

2/3 cups (150 grams) of cashew yogurt contains:

  • 110 calories
  • 7 grams of fat
  • 3 grams of protein
  • 9 grams of total carbohydrates (1 grams of sugars, 1 grams of fiber)

Nutritional Data for Unsweetened, Almond Yogurt

3/4 cups (170 grams) of almond yogurt contains:

  • 160 calories
  • 13 grams of fat
  • 5 grams of protein
  • 9 grams of total carbohydrates (1 grams of sugars, 2 grams of fiber)

Greek vs Coconut Yogurt

The most popular Keto-friendly yogurts you’ll find at the stores are coconut yogurt and Greek yogurt. 

Greek yogurt is similar to regular yogurt but the yogurt is strained so it’s thicker and creamier.  

If you’re staying dairy-free Keto, then coconut yogurt is a great alternative to Greek yogurt, which contains dairy. 

In addition, coconut yogurt contains many other health benefits. Registered Dietitian Franziska Spritzler, RD says, “There’s some evidence that the medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) fats in coconut milk may benefit weight loss, body composition, and metabolism.”

Make Your Own Keto Yogurts

Although you can find Greek or low carb coconut yogurts on many grocery store shelves, why not get creative and make your own? It’s easy as pie and delicious homemade yogurt will be a fabulous addition to the recipes featured on our list of top Keto-friendly yogurt dishes!

Think about delicious parfaits, chock full of berries, nuts, and seeds, or frozen yogurt desserts. Did you know you can even make a fantastic crustless cheesecake with homemade yogurt?

And don’t think it’s all about the sweets. We’ve even added some delicious Indian-inspired dishes like chicken korma and souvlaki to meet all your yogurt needs!

Here are just a few of the Keto Yogurt Recipes we’ve included:

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Keto Yogurt Recipes

Dairy Free Coconut Yogurt

– Low Carb Yum

Coconut Dairy Free Yogurt in the Instant Pot

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: coconut cream, probiotic.

With only two ingredients, this low-carb dairy-free yogurt couldn’t be easier to make, so you can have a regular supply to turn into breakfast dishes or to add to sauces to make them super-creamy. This recipe gives enough about six small pots, but you can easily double the ingredients without having to adjust the timing. Serve this with a little honey and some berries for a fresh and fruity breakfast.

Coconut Milk Kefir “Yogurt”

– The Paleo Mom

Coconut Milk Kefir “Yogurt”

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: milk kefir grains, full-fat coconut milk.

This recipe uses kefir grains as the active ingredient to make the yogurt, and you can taste the mixture periodically to see how sour you like the yogurt. Once you have strained the mixture to remove the kefir grains, this yogurt can be stored in the refrigerator so you have a good supply for breakfast or as a snack for the kids after school. You can mix in some fruit or add in vanilla extract for extra flavor.

Low Carb Yogurt

– Keto Connect

Ingredients: coconut cream, yogurt starter or probiotics, vanilla extract, liquid stevia.

Many people on the Keto diet avoid eating yogurt as it can be very high in carbohydrates, so using coconut cream can be the answer! You still get the thick and creamy consistency you are used to but without the extra carbs. The process takes a couple of days to allow for fermentation but after that, the yogurt will keep in the fridge for up to a week, so this recipe could become your weekend task!

Easy 2-Ingredient Coconut Yogurt

– Minimalist Baker

Ingredients: coconut milk, probiotic capsules.

Not only is this a low-carb recipe, but coconut yogurt is also vegan-friendly and can be so useful for a quick dish at breakfast time. Simply mix the two ingredients, cover the bowl and wait! It could not be easier! This yogurt can be mixed with fruit puree, topped with nuts if you can tolerate them, or flavored with vanilla. It can also be stirred into a spicy dish to reduce the heat.

Keto Yogurt Recipes – Smoothies/Parfaits/Bowls

Coconut Yogurt Berry Parfait

– Paleo Flourish

Coconut Yogurt Berry Parfait

Ingredients: coconut yogurt, strawberry, raspberries, coconut flakes.

This is such a pretty dish even though it is so simple to prepare! Layers of fruit and rich and velvety yogurt give you a striped effect that could be turned into an impressive dessert at a dinner party if you serve the parfait in champagne flutes. However putting it into small jars makes it a portable Paleo snack for a lunchbox, or to take with you on a family picnic.

Blueberry Coconut Yogurt Smoothie

– Paleo Flourish

Blueberry Coconut Yogurt Smoothie

Ingredients: coconut yogurt, blueberries, coconut milk, vanilla extract, stevia.

If you like smoothies but don’t fancy the banana-based ones as they can contain extra sugars, then a coconut yogurt-based one can solve the problem! With the natural sweetness of the berries, this drink makes a fresh and fruity start to the day or a lovely refreshing Paleo-friendly snack. This recipe could also be used to make a frozen yogurt dessert!

Matcha Ketogenic Smoothie Bowl

– The Keto Summit

Matcha Ketogenic Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients: matcha powder, coconut yogurt, goji berries coconut flakes, cacao nibs.

This dish is a wonderful mixture of colors and flavors, with the added benefit of the smooth yogurt base to set it all off. The seeds and berries give a lovely range of textures and are super-foods, so are packed with health-boosting anti-oxidants and can even improve your concentration. Serve this for a delicious Keto breakfast or lunch option.

Keto Strawberry Breakfast Chia Jars

– KetoDiet Blog

Ingredients: chia seeds, cinnamon, ground ginger, coconut milk, strawberries, water, full-fat yogurt or coconut yogurt.

This is such a pretty dish that you could serve it for breakfast or as a dessert after a family meal. The layers of chia, fruit and creamy yogurt are just crying out for you to tuck in! You can also change the fruits for added color if you like – blueberries are great in this recipe. When you reach the chia seed layer you will get a wonderful hit from the ginger and cinnamon, setting off the flavor of the fruit.

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

– Sweet as honey

Ingredients: avocado, cocoa powder, almond milk, hemp powder, ice, water, stevia sweetener.

The flavor of the chocolate comes through really well, so this Keto drink would go down really well with the younger members of the family and can be a great way to get them off to a good start in the morning. The avocado adds healthy fats to the smoothie, so you will find it is filling too!

Keto Yogurt Toppings + Parfait Recipe

– Yummy Inspirations

Ingredients: coconut yogurt, strawberries, macadamia nuts.

This recipe is not so much instructions for making yogurt, it is more a reference book of ideas on how to serve it in so many different ways! It includes a list of Keto-friendly toppings, flavorings, and ideas on how to boost the nutritional value of the dish as well. Thanks to this recipe, yogurt will never be boring again!

Keto Yogurt Recipes – Desserts

Blackberry Jello July 4th Dessert

– Paleo Flourish

Blackberry Jello July 4th Dessert

Ingredients: blackberries or blueberries, fresh lemon juice, water, gelatin, coconut yogurt or coconut cream, strawberries.

This is a wonderful patriotic dessert, designed for Independence Day, but it could also be suitable for the upcoming Royal Wedding in the UK! You have the red, white and blue layers comprising fruit and yogurt and eaten all together this is a creamy and zingy fresh Paleo dessert that you can enjoy any time, celebration or not! If you use blueberries you will not need to use the honey as they are sweet enough.

Raspberry Chia Coconut Froyo

– Sugar Free Londoner

Ingredients: coconut yogurt plain, raspberries frozen, chia seeds, erythritol or sweetener of choice.

Frozen yogurt has become really popular as a snack or a dessert, but most of the time it can be high in carbs, so let’s see if we can’t sort that! This wonderfully easy sugar-free recipe gives you a really impressive dish that would even impress at a dinner party. Using the chia seeds adds texture and bulk to the dish and also helps it go a bit further.

Dairy-Free Frozen Yogurt

– Keto Adapted

Ingredients: coconut kefir, lemon juice, Swerve, stevia glycerite, vanilla extract, Celtic sea salt.

Making your own frozen desserts and treats can be a really good way to cut down the sugar and carbs for the whole family, but especially for the kids. Store-bought frozen yogurt can be packed with hidden sugars and is usually very high in carbohydrates, but homemade can be so much healthier and tastier! This Keto recipe gives you lemon –flavored froyo, but other flavors are totally up to you!

Blueberry Coconut Chia Smoothies

– All Day I Dream About Food

Ingredients: frozen blueberries, full-fat Greek yogurt (can use almond milk or coconut milk yogurt for dairy-free and vegan), coconut, unsweetened cashew, coconut oil, ground chia seed, sweetener.

Smoothies can be very useful to get vitamins and antioxidants into fussy eaters, and ones like this which are packed with flavor can even help anyone recovering from illness as they are so easy to drink and taste great. This low-carb recipe uses blueberries to give a vibrant color, natural sweetness, and fabulous flavor and it can be made with frozen berries which can be sourced quite cheaply!

Keto Berry “Frozen Yogurt” Recipe

– The Keto Summit

Keto Frozen Yogurt Recipe Berry Flavored

Ingredients: berries, coconut cream, vanilla extract, lemon, erythritol or stevia.

With this recipe, you’ll get to enjoy the delicious refreshing flavors of frozen yogurt without all the carbs. Plus it only takes 5 minutes to make!

Keto Vanilla Frozen Yogurt – Homemade Froyo (Contains Dairy)

– My Keto Kitchen

Ingredients: Greek yoghurt full fat, heavy cream, sweetener, vanilla essence.

This Keto frozen yogurt recipe uses just 4 ingredients, but you can spice it up with a variety of toppings.

Keto Yogurt Recipes Containing Dairy

Keto Cheese Pie Crustless Cheesecake (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Maven

Ingredients: cream cheese, eggs, swerve granulated, stevia glycerite, vanilla extract, sour cream or Greek yogurt.

This recipe is quite straightforward and simple to follow, but the results are amazing! You have the flavor and consistency of cheesecake, but without the high carb content. You can even make it more mousse-like in the middle by beating more air into your filling ingredients, which would be a good idea for a lighter dessert after a heavier meal. This can be served without the sour cream topping if you want to.

Heavenly Low-Carb Cheesecake (Contains Dairy)

– A Home With Purpose

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, egg, Super Sweet Blend, cream cheese, vanilla, sour cream or 0% Greek yogurt.

If you have been struggling a bit with desserts that won’t break every rule of the keto way of life, here is the answer! Low-carb cheesecake can fill the void and let you enjoy your eating plan instead of missing out. This cheesecake is very, very rich, so you will probably find a small piece will satisfy your need for dessert. You can use toppings if you want to, but the plain vanilla taste is great as it is!

Matcha Green Tea Smoothie (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk, chia seeds, matcha green tea powder, lemon juice, vanilla stevia drops, plain whole milk Greek yogurt.

With the higher levels of antioxidants found in matcha tea, this smoothie is guaranteed to get your day off to a healthy start! It is thickened with chia seeds and would make a lovely refreshing drink for breakfast. Some green smoothies can be quite a vibrant color, but this one is a more gentle shade, so not as off-putting for green smoothie novices!

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki with Yogurt Sauce (Contains Dairy)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki with Yogurt Sauce

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: chicken breast, olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, fresh oregano, garlic, kosher salt, ground black pepper, dried thyme, Greek yogurt, granulated sugar substitute.

This Greek-inspired dish has all the flavors of lemon, garlic, and oregano, giving the meat a lovely fresh taste, and the coconut yogurt dipping sauce just sets it off so well. This recipe would be a good one to try if you have friends round for a barbecue, as the flavors of the chicken are really amazing! Try to cut the chicken into even strips as that can make sure it cooks evenly on the grill.

Keto Chicken Korma (Contains Dairy)

– Beauty and the Foodie

Keto Chicken Korma

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: almond butter, garlic, fresh ginger root, ghee, onion, ground coriander, garam masala, ground cumin, ground turmeric, chili powder, chicken breast, tomato sauce, chicken broth, coconut milk, unsweetened plain greek yogurt.

Korma is a mild curry dish and is often what people try first when they are experimenting with Indian cookery. It has a creamy sauce which is made using all the usual Indian spices, but it does not have the heat of some curries. This great Keto recipe is also gluten-free but full of taste and would make a great family meal served over cauliflower rice.

Strawberry Yogurt Protein Shake (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Strawberry Yogurt Protein Shake

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: unsweetened almond milk, Greek yogurt, strawberries, Designer French Vanilla Whey protein powder, ice cubes, stevia glycerite.

This low-carb strawberry protein shake would be a great meal replacement if you are quite short on time during the day as the protein powder makes the shake quite filling and can keep you going till dinner. Protein shakes are also useful when you have been unwell as they can help build up your system again but are very easy to take.

Garlic & Parmesan Keto Fried Zucchini (Contains Dairy)

– KetoDiet Blog

Ingredients: zucchini, eggs, Parmesan cheese, coconut flour, paprika, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, sea salt, virgin coconut oil or ghee, full-fat yogurt, fresh dill, lemon juice, pepper.

Low-carb yogurts make perfect dipping sauces for veggie chips or crudités for parties or for film night! The yogurt can be flavored or plain, depending on your taste but the one in this great Keto recipe is flavored with lemon and dill, complementing the crunchy, cheesy parmesan crust on the zucchini. You will find that because the sauce has dill in it, this would also go nicely with fish.

Yogurt Marinated Masala Chicken Skewers (Contains Dairy)

– Slim Palate

Yogurt Marinated Chicken Masala Skewers

Photo Credit: Josh from Slim Palate

Ingredients: chicken breast, full-fat yogurt, lemon juice, walnut oil, fresh coriander leaves, garam masala, mustard powder, turmeric, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic, salt, pepper, eggplant, brown mushrooms.

This is an amazing and impressive dish to make and is full of the Indian spices we love! The chicken can be marinated overnight if you have time and you will find the flavors permeate the meat even better. This delicious low-carb recipe gives you quite a mild flavor without much heat, but if you like spicy Indian food, feel free to add in more cayenne till you get the heat you want!

Goat Milk Yogurt (Contains Dairy)

– Empowered Sustenance

Goat Milk Yogurt

Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients: raw goat milk, raw cow milk or pasteurized cow milk, Yogourmet yogurt starter.

If you have a cow’s milk intolerance, you might find goat’s milk can be a good replacement as it is much easier to digest and won’t upset your system. This is a great recipe if you fancy trying goat’s milk yogurt and it can be used in all the ways you would use other yogurts. You will find that this one is rather thin, so if you like your yogurt thicker, strain the mixture through a cloth and the result will be much better.

Low Carb Yogurt in the Instant Pot (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

 Low Carb Yogurt in the Instant Pot

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: whole milk preferably organic, whole milk yogurt with live cultures.

When I first started making homemade, low-carb yogurt, it really surprised me that you can use yogurt to make yogurt! Just add some yogurt to the milk and the magic will happen! Once the yogurt is made, strain through a cloth to achieve thick, Greek-style creamy goodness that you can eat straight or serve with some fruit for a healthy and delicious breakfast.

Homemade Yogurt (Contains Dairy)

– Savory Lotus

Homemade Yogurt

Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

Ingredients: organic non-homogenized whole milk, leftover yogurt from your last batch OR good quality store-bought plain yogurt.

Because you are using active ingredients in this recipe, it is important that you clean the equipment well before you start, but this can be done easily by soaking them in boiling water. This low-carb recipe uses live yogurt to start the culture process, and any plain one will do. Once the yogurt is ready you can serve it with berries or use it to make delicious creamy sauces.

Low Carb Lemon Coconut Cake (Contains Dairy)

– Ditch the Carbs

Low Carb Lemon Coconut Cake

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: almond meal/flour, desiccated/shredded coconut, baking powder, granulated sweetener of choice, psyllium husk, butter, eggs, lemon zest and juice, cream, natural yogurt unsweetened.

This is an amazing cake recipe as it is not only delicious, but it is also sugar and wheat-free and very low in carbohydrates. Using a ring tin not only makes this cake look good, it also helps to ensure the cake cooks evenly all the way through. Drizzle with the frosting and you have a cake that is good enough to serve at a celebration and no-one will believe it’s sugar-free!

Yogo-Berry Sugar-Free Ice Blocks (Contains Dairy)

– Ditch the Carbs

Yogo-Berry Sugar Free Ice Blocks

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: fresh or frozen berries, natural unsweetened yogurt, coconut cream, granulated sweetener of choice.

Here is another tasty low-carb and sugar-free recipe for a healthy, sweet treat you can enjoy any time! You end up with a frozen yogurt popsicle which can be flavored whatever way you like – use fresh berries or natural extracts to make your favorite! There are many different types of lolly molds on the market, but you can make these in an ice-cube tray if you don’t want to buy the equipment.

FAQs – Keto Yogurt

Is yogurt keto-friendly?

Regular yogurt contains a lot of carbs even if it’s plain, full-fat, sugar-free and unsweetened. This is because milk naturally contains sugars. So even if you eat dairy on a Keto diet, it’s best to stay away from regular yogurt.

However, there are keto-friendly yogurts. In particular, Greek yogurt contains lower carbs as well as higher fat. And coconut yogurt, almond yogurt, and cashew yogurt offer a dairy-free Keto option.

Can you eat yogurt on a Keto diet?

Essentially, yes, but you can’t just eat any yogurt. You need to find the right type to make sure that you won’t go over your daily net carbs. And then it’s best to eat a small amount.

Is frozen yogurt keto?

Unfortunately, the answer is a big no. Frozen yogurt that you buy at the stores has a lot of added sugar (to balance out the tangy taste) and is low in fat. So, frozen yogurt is not Keto. However, you can make your own using Keto-friendly yogurt and flavoring it yourself with Keto-friendly flavors and sweeteners.

What yogurt can you eat on Keto?

In general there are 4 types of Keto-friendly yogurt you can enjoy:

  1. Unsweetened, Full-Fat Greek Yogurt (contains dairy)
  2. Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt
  3. Unsweetened Cashew Yogurt
  4. Unsweetened Almond Yogurt

Is coconut yogurt Keto?

It depends. Many store-bought coconut yogurts contain sugar, starches and other non-keto ingredients so make sure you check the ingredients and nutritional data carefully. If you can’t find Keto coconut yogurt at the store, then try making it from scratch. Check out the coconut yogurt recipes above – they’re super easy plus, it’ll also ensure that the ingredients won’t kick you out of ketosis.

Does coconut yogurt have calcium?

Coconut yogurt isn’t naturally a good source of calcium. However, some brands of coconut yogurt may fortify it with added calcium.

Is low fat yogurt keto?

No, we actually recommend that you avoid low-fat yogurts since they tend to contain more sugar to offset the lack of creamy flavor.

27 Yummy Keto Yogurt Recipes

Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.