Coffee Greek Yogurt

Deliciously rich and creamy, this Coffee Greek Yogurt is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Made with just a few ingredients it’s easy to customize and tastes great on its own or topped with fresh fruit and granola!

Overhead view of cherries and granola on a bowl of coffee yogurt.

Have you tried making your own flavored yogurt? It’s easy, wastes less, and you get to control the amount of added sugar.

Plus you can be super creative with the flavors! From chocolate to lime pie and even peanut butter and jelly, you’ll find a variety of flavored yogurts on this list of healthy snack ideas for adults.

If you’re a coffee lover, then this coffee Greek yogurt recipe is definitely worth a try. It’s not too sweet with a fun latte-style flavor that makes for a great snack or dessert.

Jar of yogurt and ramekin of maple syrup next to bottles of vanilla extract and espresso powder labeled on a table.

Recipe Ingredients

All you need to make this recipe is a bowl, a whisk, and these four ingredients.

  • Instant Espresso Powder: A finely ground variety like Medaglia D’oro works best. If yours has a coarser grind, dissolve it in a small amount of warm water and cool it before mixing with the yogurt.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Maple Syrup: For a bit of sweetness. Feel free to substitute honey, agave, or a little powdered sugar.
  • Plain Greek Yogurt: I like to use 2% Greek yogurt. Non-fat or full-fat varieties work too.

How to Make Coffee-Flavored Greek Yogurt

1. Add the espresso powder, maple syrup, and vanilla to a small bowl and whisk well to combine. To help the espresso dissolve, let the bowl sit for about 30 seconds, then whisk it again.

Small bowl of instant espresso liquid next to a container of yogurt.

I like to make my yogurt using ½ teaspoon of instant espresso. But I think it’s safe to assume that you and I will prefer our coffee yogurt at different levels of sweet, bitter, and bold.

So I’d recommend starting small with just ⅛-¼ teaspoon of espresso. You can always whisk more in later if you find the coffee flavor is not strong enough.

2. Next, add the Greek yogurt and whisk to combine. At first, you might see some undissolved espresso.

Small bowl of coffee-colored yogurt on a plate with fresh whole cherries.

Just keep whisking and it will eventually disappear leaving you with a smooth and creamy latte-colored yogurt. Give the yogurt a taste and add more espresso or sweetener as desired.

3. Then pile on any toppings you want (like fresh fruit, granola, or mini chocolate chips if you’re feeling extra) and dig in!

Can I make this mocha flavored?

Yes! Just whisk in ¼ teaspoon of cocoa powder. Don’t worry if the cocoa doesn’t want to combine with the yogurt at first, just keep whisking until no streaks of cocoa remain.

Metal whisk mixing a creamy bowl of mocha yogurt next to a container of cocoa powder.

How to Make Yogurt Parfaits

Start with the fruit. Fresh cherries, raspberries, bananas, figs, or strawberries will pair really well with the coffee flavor. I like to chop the fruit into bite-size pieces, that way you get some in every spoonful.

Next, grab your favorite granola. We used this small batch almond granola, it’s light and flaky. If you prefer a chunky granola with lots of clusters, go for it.

To Make A Parfait: Layer the yogurt, granola, and chopped fruit in a small mason jar (or use two jars if you’re planning to share). Then enjoy!

A small mason jar layered with yogurt, granola, and fresh cherries.

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Small bowl of coffee Greek yogurt topped with chopped fresh cherries and flaky granola.

Coffee Greek Yogurt

Yield: 1/2 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The recipe makes a single-serving but if you want to have some extra on hand for a quick grab-and-go snack, feel free to double or triple the ingredients.


  • 1/4 teaspoon Instant Espresso (use ⅛ teaspoon for a subtle flavor or increase to ½ teaspoon for a bolder coffee flavor)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Maple Syrup (substitute honey or agave)
  • 1/8 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) Plain Greek Yogurt


  1. In a small bowl combine the espresso powder, maple syrup, and vanilla and whisk well. Wait about 30 seconds, then whisk the mixture again.
  2. Add the Greek yogurt to the bowl and whisk until the yogurt is smooth and all of the espresso powder has dissolved. Give the yogurt a taste and add more sweetener or instant espresso if desired.
  3. Enjoy plain or topped with fresh fruit and granola.


Mocha Flavored: Add ¼ teaspoon cocoa powder and whisk until no streaks of cocoa powder remain.

Instant Espresso: We used a very finely ground instant espresso coffee called Medaglia D'oro. If your instant espresso is a coarser grind, dissolve it with a small amount of warm water and cool it before mixing it with the yogurt.

Flavor Adjustments: For a stronger coffee flavor whisk in a little more espresso. If the flavor is too bitter, add more sweetener.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 2.3gSaturated Fat: 1.7gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 5.8gFiber: 0gSugar: 5.6gProtein: 11.4g

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  1. I just made this for the first time with Aldi indulgent yogurt and the same espresso as in the recipe (added a pinch of cocoa powder) and it tastes better than any brand coffee yogurt!!

    1. Yum, your version sounds delicious! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for sharing your modifications, Yogurt Fan 🙂

  2. i LOVE a yogurt parfait. if i’m at brunch somewhere and they have it on the menu, i’m getting it…and probably some pancakes too, but that’s beside the point. this is a delightful version–i’m digging the coffee twist!

    1. Oooh I want to brunch with you Grace! Honestly though I think a side of pancakes could really go with any meal 😉

  3. No sharing will be done… I’ll have one today and one tomorrow 🙂 Love these parfaits – I love a layered jar of goodness always – but especially this great combo of flavors! I’m sadly not a coffee person, but I do sometimes enjoy an espresso-flavored treat and this sounds like the perfect way to give me a little needed boost in the morning! And of course, I adore homemade granola. Pinned!

    1. Haha no sharing, Kathryn I love it! My big sis is the same way – no coffee drinking but coffee flavored ice cream now that’s a different story 🙂 If you’re a chai tea fan I’m sure a little of the spice blend mixed into yogurt would be quite tasty. Thanks for pinning!