This keto cream cheese frosting is easy to make, sweet, and tangy. It’s a classic recipe that holds its shape well and perfect for decorating carrot cake, cookies, or cupcakes. Life’s better with homemade frosting that needs only 4 ingredients. This basic sugar-free recipe and can be customized in so many delicious ways: chocolate, pumpkin, lemon sugar-free frosting.
Desserts are always a hit in our house. If they have extra frosting, I get bonus points.
I make it often. It’s super versatile, smooth, creamy, and easy to pipe onto all our favorite desserts.
Is Cream Cheese Frosting Keto-Friendly?
Usually, regular cream cheese frosting or icing is not keto because it contains a considerable amount of sugar.
Luckily, it’s super easy to make keto cream cheese frosting that’s sugar-free and keto-friendly.
You can use it as keto icing for cinnamon rolls or spread on cakes. This is a low carb icing that you pipe on cupcakes or cookies too. It pairs perfectly with plenty of keto desserts.
Ingredients For Keto Frosting
This low carb keto cream cheese frosting is extremely balanced, not too sweet, and not too tangy. Just perfect. And just 4 ingredients are needed:
- Full-Fat Cream Cheese
- Unsalted Butter
- Powdered Sweetener
- vanilla extract
The texture of this no sugar cream cheese frosting is terrific, and sometimes I just eat it with a spoon to satisfy my craving for sweets. You can add a few fresh berries for the quickest low carb treat.
How to Make Keto Cream Cheese Frosting?
To make smooth as silk sugar-free cream cheese frosting, you need to use the right ingredients and follow the instructions provided in the recipe card below (Did you know that you can print all my recipes?).
- Bring the unsalted butter and cream cheese to room temperature to ensure that they will combine into a smooth paste without any lumps. It will take about 1-2 hours to soften.
- Make sure you’re using full-fat cream cheese and not a low-fat version of cream cheese spread.
- Use Powdered Sugar. It’s vital to use a powdered sweetener, also known as confectioners sugar or icing sugar such as Powdered Erythritol (affiliate link).
- A high-quality vanilla extract plays a crucial role as it gives that subtle luscious flavor.
- Use a hand mixer to cream together all the ingredients to make this blissful frosting and enjoy it with your favorite dessert.
Different Sugar-Free Frosting Flavors
As I said before, this cream cheese frosting is super versatile and can be flavored in different ways. A dash of cinnamon or a tablespoon of cocoa powder can completely change the flavor and become your favorite.
- Pumpkin Spice: You’ll need about ½ tsp of pumpkin pie spice.
- Lemon: One tsp of the lemon extract is just enough to make a delicious frosting for my keto blueberry muffins.
- Coconut: Add one teaspoon coconut extract.
- Gingerbread: Add one teaspoon gingerbread spice.
- Coffee – If you’re just like me and love coffee, a few teaspoons of instant coffee powder make unbelievably tasty frosting.
Is powdered sugar keto?
Unfortunately, just like sugar, powdered sugar is not keto compliant. That’s why we are making this cream cheese frosting without powdered sugar. We’re using powdered sugar instead, and it’s just as delicious but with fewer carbs.
How to store frosting leftovers?
Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. When ready to use, bring to room temperature and mix well with an electric mixer. Since it contains only natural ingredients and we don’t add any preservatives, it can’t be stored for longer than that.
Other Delicious Keto Desserts
My Favorite Keto Cream Cheese Frosting – Just 1g Carbs
- Add the softened cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl and cream together using a hand mixer.
- Beat for about 2-3 minutes or until fluffy. Try not to over mix.
- Incorporate the sweetener and vanilla extract.
- Mix well until you get a creamy and fluffy frosting. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes before piping!
- Use this frosting to decorate cooled cakes or cupcakes as desired.
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.
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