This chocolate yogurt fruit dip recipe is fluffy and creamy and chocolatey — and super easy to whip up with just a few simple ingredients: Greek yogurt, cocoa, honey, vanilla, and a pinch of espresso powder — no processed sugar.
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Super creamy. Ever wonder what happens when you whip Greek yogurt? It gets super fluffy and creamy. Almost pudding-like. And when you whip in some chocolate and honey, it’s the perfect chocolate dip for dipping strawberries, graham crackers — or, let’s be honest, eating with a spoon (guilty as charged).
Wholesome fruit dip. This whipped yogurt dip is made without marshmallow fluff. And without cream cheese. And it's still super creamy and silky and actually so good for you, you can actually feel good about eating all of it in one sitting!
So easy. It takes just five minutes to whip this easy chocolate dip together. No need to chop or melt chocolate.
Simple ingredients. This is a chocolate dip you can feel good about serving your family and friends because it’s made from wholesome ingredients: plain Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, honey, vanilla, and a little espresso powder.
Decadent and chocolatey. Dark cocoa powder, honey, and a pinch of espresso powder give this fruit dip all the deep, dark chocolate flavor it needs to make a satisfying snack that feels like indulgent comfort food — and even a little naughty.
Buckeye dip. If your family loves the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter together, stir in a couple tablespoons of natural peanut butter — or your favorite nut butter — for a luscious chocolate dip that takes after buckeyes, the Midwest’s version of Reese’s peanut butter cups.
Make it your own! You can add your own spices and flavors — and even more fluffiness!-- to your chocolate dip with optional ingredients like cinnamon, peanut butter, and whipping cream.
Chocolate covered strawberries. Who doesn't love a chocolate-covered strawberry? For a sweet and simple snack, serve this creamy chocolate dipping sauce with a bowl of strawberries and make your own chocolate dipped strawberries.
Ingredient Notes & Substitutions
Greek yogurt. You can make this chocolate dip with either plain or vanilla Greek yogurt. I’ve used both, it just depends on what I have in the fridge at the time.
For plain, I use Chobani Greek Yogurt (I recommend whole milk), and for vanilla, I use Oikos Triple Zero. By the way, these selections are our household recommendations after many taste-tests of allllll the yogurts out there. I have tried using the one and only dairy-free Greek yogurt I could get my hands on, Silk, to so-so results, texture-wise. Flavor is great, it just didn’t get as thick and creamy as the others.
Honey. The cocoa powder definitely needs some sweetener to balance out the bitterness and give this fruit dip a sweet, chocolatey flavor. In considering my options between honey and maple syrup, I opted for honey due to its thicker consistency. But know that maple syrup will also work, it just might produce a thinner result.
Cocoa powder. I always use dark chocolate powder because I am crazy about anything with dark chocolate. But regular cocoa powder will also work just fine in this recipe.
Instant espresso powder. The espresso powder doesn’t add a coffee flavor; its sole purpose is to intensify the chocolate flavor. And that it does. If you don’t have — or can’t find — espresso powder, you can substitute 1 teaspoon of coffee extract. You can also use instant coffee crystals, but it won’t add the same intense flavor to your chocolate dip.
Vanilla extract. You can replace the vanilla extract for a different flavor of pure extract, if you prefer, like almond, hazelnut, mint, or orange. Just use a very light hand — I’d start with ¼ teaspoon and adjust up, if needed.
Customize your chocolate dip with these optional ingredients
Spices. Go ahead and add a dash of your family’s — and chocolate’s— favorite flavors like cinnamon, cardamom, or cayenne. Or add a sprinkle of sea salt as a finishing touch!
Heavy cream. To add even more volume and fluffiness to this chocolate dip, try adding ¼ cup of cold heavy cream to your yogurt mixture before whipping. You’ll need to whip it for a couple of minutes to get the cream to whip up into soft peaks.
Peanut butter. Give your chocolate dip a peanut butter cup vibe by adding 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter or your favorite nut butter, before whipping.
How to make Chocolate Dip
In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt, 3 tablespoons of honey, 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, and ½ teaspoon of instant espresso powder.
With a stand mixer or hand mixer with a whisk attachment, whip all of the ingredients together until the mixture is light and fluffy, about a minute or so.
Serve your chocolate dip topped with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
Create a beautiful sweet charcuterie board with your whipped chocolate fruit dip as the centerpiece, surrounded by a variety of dried and fresh fruit, nuts, crackers, cookies, pretzels.
Or create individual parfaits with layers of chocolate dip, fruit, nuts, yogurt or whipped cream, and even more fruit and chopped nuts or cookie crumbles on top.
You can create a full fruit, dessert, and snack charcuterie board around your whipped chocolate fruit dip with:
Small bowls of nuts and candies
Cut fruit: kiwis, melons, apples, pineapple
Whole fruit: clementines, grapes, plums, mini bananas, figs
Berries: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
Dried fruit: dates, raisins, cranberries, blueberries, pineapple, apple, banana
Cheese: brie, goat cheese, cheddar, Gouda
KitchenAid Hand Mixer
This workhorse hand mixer comes with a whisk attachment that is perfect for whipping this chocolate dip. And, of course, making whipped cream.
Wood Serving Board
I love, love, love my live edge Acacia wood board that I used for assembling my fruit board. I snagged mine at TJ Maxx, but if you can't find one there, you can pick one up at Amazon.
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Dark Chocolate Fruit Dip
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon espresso powder
- In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt, 3 tablespoons of honey, 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, and ½ teaspoon of instant espresso powder.
- With a stand mixer or hand mixer with a whisk attachment, whip all of the ingredients together until the mixture is light and fluffy, about a minute or so.
- Serve your chocolate dip topped with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
- Create a beautiful sweet charcuterie board with your whipped chocolate fruit dip as the centerpiece, surrounded by a variety of fresh and dried fruit, nuts, crackers, cookies, pretzels.
- Or create individual parfaits with layers of chocolate dip, fruit, nuts, yogurt or whipped cream, and even more fruit and chopped nuts or cookie crumbles on top.