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It may only be February, but I am already dreaming up recipes for the spring. It will be here before we know it! And since one of my favorite spring desserts calls for low carb keto cream cheese frosting, I figured I’d get a head start and share my recipe for it.
Traditional cream cheese frosting is pretty much the opposite of low carb. Fortunately, it’s actually very easy to make keto cream cheese frosting without powdered sugar.
How To Make Cream Cheese Frosting Without Powdered Sugar
How do you make cream cheese frosting without powdered sugar? Use powdered erythritol instead!
Yep, powdered erythritol works basically the same way as sugar in this low carb cream cheese frosting recipe. It’s even a natural sweetener, too.
The difference is, no powdered sugar means no insulin spike. And, no sugar crash later. Yay!
If you don’t want to buy the powdered kind, you can also use granulated erythritol. In fact, you can use any granulated sweetener you like, like monk fruit or a stevia blend. I have a guide covering all the sugar-free sweeteners here.
If you use a granulated sweetener, just powder it in a food processor or coffee grinder. It needs to be powdered before adding it to the frosting, otherwise, your keto cream cheese frosting will be grainy. That wouldn’t be good!
So, how do you make low carb cream cheese frosting? It’s very straightforward.
All you need are five ingredients and a hand mixer!
Start by beating together cream cheese and butter, until the mixture is fluffy. This will be easy to do, as long as you make sure to have both at room temperature first. Beat in powdered sweetener and vanilla.
Finally, add some heavy cream to thin out the frosting to a creamy consistency. You can adjust the amount to your liking.
Ingredient Ratios in My Favorite Low Carb Cream Cheese Frosting
One thing that makes this low carb cream cheese frosting a little different from most is the ratios. I don’t like a lot of butter in my cream cheese frosting.
I prefer to let the slightly tart flavor of the cream cheese shine through. So, this recipe has just a little butter and more cream cheese.
If you’d rather have a stronger buttercream frosting flavor or texture, feel free to change that up a bit. More butter and less cream cheese should work just fine.
I’m pretty sure that almost any ratio in this keto cream cheese frosting would still be delicious!
How To Store Cream Cheese Frosting
Did you know that you can make low carb cream cheese frosting ahead of time? Yep, you can – if you really want to!
It only takes like five minutes to make to begin with, so not sure how much you are saving. But, feel free!
If you’re going to store keto cream cheese frosting for five days or less, you can do so in the fridge. Just make sure to let it come to room temperature before trying to use it.
If you want to make a big batch of sugar-free cream cheese frosting, you can also freeze it. Let it thaw in the fridge. Then, it’s the same process – let it come to room temperature before using.
Ways To Use Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Frosting
What are your favorite ways to use sugar-free cream cheese frosting? One of my favorite ways is on top of pumpkin bars. It’s not exactly the right season for those right now, but I couldn’t resist mentioning them! They are my most popular pumpkin recipe, and something tells me the frosting has a little to do with it.
Oh, and that spring dessert I mentioned in the beginning? I’ll be sharing it with you in a few weeks! It will be perfect for spring holidays coming up.
Stay tuned, because I have more uses in store for this sugar-free cream cheese frosting.
If you have ideas of your own, I want to hear about them. I know I’m going to be experimenting with this keto cream cheese frosting a lot. If you use it too, I’d love to know!
Otherwise, are you looking for a particular type of recipe that uses frosting? Leave me a comment below, so that I can create it for you. <3
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RECIPE TIPS in the post above! VIDEO + nutrition info + recipe notes below!
- Use a hand mixer to beat together the cream cheese and butter, until fluffy.
- Beat in the sweetener and vanilla, until well incorporated.
- Add cream and beat again, until creamy. You can adjust the amount of cream to desired consistency.
Serving size: 2 tbsp
Video Showing How To Make Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Frosting:
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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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