Keto Cream Cheese Frosting

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Learn how to make the best keto cream cheese frosting with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. You’ll love this keto frosting that’s rich, creamy, and delicious. Pipe sugar-free cream cheese icing onto cupcakes, cakes, or cookies.

keto cream cheese frosting recipe

I’m a huge fan of keto desserts, and everyone in my family seems to actually prefer them over regular store-bought sweets. 

They’ve requested me to make a batch of these keto chocolate muffins, but I’m sure it’s just an excuse to eat this vanilla frosting. If you love chocolate, my keto chocolate frosting is perfect for you.

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We’re in the process of sharing more keto cake recipes, so I had to share this versatile low carb keto cream cheese frosting that pairs perfectly with tons of desserts. It’s a fabulous keto icing recipe that spreads easily.

Why You’ll Love This Keto Vanilla Frosting

  • Made with 5 simple ingredients
  • Super versatile frosting you can use for cakes, cupcakes, pancakes, crepes, and more.
  • Only 1g net carbs per tablespoon.

Is Frosting Keto?

Regular frosting or icing recipes are not keto-friendly because powdered sugar is one of the main ingredients. Since it contains added sugar, traditional frosting is high in carbs and can’t be enjoyed on a ketogenic diet.

However, with just a few changes, you can easily make keto cream cheese frosting at home that’s low in carbs. To make frosting without powdered sweetener, choose a keto powdered sugar that tastes similar to the real one.

It’s effortless to whip up a batch of this super creamy low carb cream cheese frosting recipe using a natural sweetener that has zero carbs. 

Can I Use Granulated Sweetener?

Yes, you can use a granulated sweetener such as erythritol or Monk fruit, but it takes a few more minutes to dissolve into the cream cheese mixture, which may result in a runny frosting. I highly recommend making keto powdered sugar at home using a powerful blender.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Cream cheese– use room temperature full-fat brick cheese. Spreadable cream cheese is not a great option for this recipe.
  • Butter– choose unsalted butter at room temperature for the best flavor.
  • Sweetener– it’s essential to use powdered sweetener if you don’t have it on hand; process granular sweetener in a food processor or coffee grinder until it looks like a powder.
  • Heavy Cream– use more or less depending on the thickness you want to achieve.
  • Vanilla Extract– a high-quality vanilla extract is key for the best flavor.

How To Make Keto Cream Cheese Frosting

It’s a breeze to make this cream cheese frosting by following just a few steps:

how to make keto cream cheese frosting
  • In a large bowl, beat together on low the cream cheese, powdered sweetener, and softened butter until just combined.
  • Mix in vanilla extract and heavy cream. Continue beating until smooth and creamy.

Tips and Variations

  • Bring butter and cream cheese to room temperature before making the frosting. This way, all the ingredients combine easily, and there are no visible lumps.
  • For an intense vanilla flavor, add some scrapings of a fresh vanilla bean.
  • To make amaretto cream cheese frosting, mix in a teaspoon of almond extract.
  • This frosting is perfect for piping, but if you want to make it even thicker, mix in more powdered sugar until the desired consistency is reached.

How To Use Keto Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Keto Vanilla Cake – it’s a real cake if the frosting isn’t great enough.
  • Keto Carrot Cake – any great carrot cake deserves the best frosting.
  • Keto Blueberry Mug Cake – this would taste incredible topped with this sugar-free cream cheese frosting.
  • Keto Pancakes – it might seem strange, but this frosting pairs perfectly with a warm batch of coconut flour pancakes.
  • Brownies – top keto brownies or avocado brownies with plenty of cream cheese frosting.

How To Store

Keto Cream cheese frosting can be made ahead of time and can be stored in the fridge for up to one week.

To freeze, place leftover frosting in a freezer-safe bag and store for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and mix well before piping.

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keto cream cheese frosting recipe

Keto Cream Cheese Frosting

5 from 1 vote

Prep time 5 mins
Yelds 20 servings

Description
 

Learn how to make the best keto cream cheese frosting with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. You'll love this keto frosting that's rich, creamy, and delicious. Pipe sugar-free cream cheese icing onto cupcakes, cakes, or cookies.

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, beat together on low the cream cheese, powdered sweetener, and softened butter until just combined.
  • Mix in vanilla extract and heavy cream. Continue beating until smooth and creamy.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
111kcal
Total Carbs
1g
Net Carbs
Protein
1g
Fat
12g
Fiber
Sugar
1g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword keto cream cheese frosting
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