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Keto Cream Cheese Frosting

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This keto cream cheese frosting is light, smooth, and creamy sugar-free cream cheese frosting with vanilla tangy flavors. It’s perfect to frost any keto cupcakes, spread between keto cakes but also a great keto cream cheese icing for keto cookies.

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I have shared before my famous keto chocolate frosting made with butter. This vanilla cream cheese keto frosting is my new keto-friendly option to frost the keto vanilla cake, keto carrot cake, or a keto red velvet cake.

While buttercream frosting is great for light, not-too-sweet keto cakes, I prefer this keto cream cheese frosting to add a tangy flavor to sweeter desserts like for icing my keto sugar cookies or decorating a keto pumpkin bread or some keto carrot cake cupcakes.

Why You Will Love This Keto Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in 5 minutes
  • Sweet, smooth, and creamy
  • Perfect to frost any keto desserts
  • Tangy flavors

Ingredients For Sugar-Free Keto Cream Cheese Frosting

The ingredients you need to make the best pipeable cream cheese frosting without sugar are:

Ingredients for Keto Cream Cheese Frosting in various bowls and ramekins

  • Softened Cream Cheese – I recommend using full-fat cream cheese; it has a firmer texture, and it’s easier to pipe on top of cupcakes.
  • Softened Unsalted Butter – cubed and at room temperature for an hour.
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk is the best low-carb choice of milk and it has no flavors.
  • Powdered Sugar-Free Sweeteners like allulose powder or powdered erythritol.
  • Vanilla Extract for flavor, or use vanilla stevia drops to add the vanilla flavor and boost the sweetness of this sugar-free keto frosting.

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Making Keto Cream Cheese Frosting

Step-by-step instructions on preparing Keto Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. In a cold mixing bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, add the softened cubes of butter and cream cheese. Use a hand beater, or the whisk attachment of the stand mixer to beat the ingredients into a creamy, smooth, and pale color.
  2. Stop the beater, add the remaining ingredients, and switch to the paddle attachment, or use the hand mixer to beat in the ingredients.
A stand mixer bowl filled with ready to use keto cream cheese frosting
  1. Beat until the frosting is thick and creamy and it holds its shape. If the frosting is too thin, beat in a few more softened cubes of cream cheese.

Low-Carb Cream Cheese Frosting

This keto frosting recipe is firm enough to pipe on top of keto muffins and keto cupcakes. You can also use this cream cheese frosting without a piping bag to ice keto sugar cookies or to spread between keto cake layers.

Always ensure the cupcakes are at room temperature, or the frosting will melt onto the baked goods.

If piping, use your favorite piping bag nozzle, then fill the piping bag to half its volume, hold at 45°, and pipe on top of:

Expert Tips To Make Sugar-Free Frosting

  • Don’t swap butter for more cream cheese – the combination of both creates the best flavor, and the butter avoids an overpowering tangy flavor from cream cheese. It also firm up the frosting better, making it easier to pipe.
  • Pop the block of cream cheese or butter on your pan waist. This sounds awkward, but it is the faster, easiest way to bring them to room temperature without waiting for an hour.
  • Dice the cream cheese and butter in the same size to prevent the frosting from clumping.
  • Use a cold mixing bowl to prevent the frosting from splitting. Pop the mixing bowl for 20 minutes in the freezer or an hour in the refrigerator before starting.
  • Taste and adjust sweetness. This recipe uses only a small amount of powdered sugar-free sweetener, for a sweeter flavor add a few drops of stevia glycerite or stevia drops.
Keto Cream Cheese Frosting piped on top of a keto cupcake.

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Keto Cream Cheese Frosting

0.3gNet Carbs
This keto cream cheese frosting is light, smooth, and creamy sugar-free cream cheese frosting with vanilla tangy flavors. It's perfect to frost any keto cupcakes, spread between keto cakes but also a great keto cream cheese icing for keto cookies.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Yield: 36 servings (2 tbsp)
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
4.80 from 5 votes


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  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cubes of soft cream cheese and softened butter.
  • Beat on medium-high speed, softened butter and softened cubes of cream cheese with an electric beater until creamy, and soft – about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Stop the beater and add the remaining ingredients: powdered sweetener (I used powdered allulose), vanilla extract, stevia drops if used, and unsweetened almond milk.
  • Beat again on medium speed. If the frosting is too thick to your liking, add more almond milk (at room temperature, not cold!), 1 tablespoon at a time, beat, and add up to 2 tablespoons of extra milk until you reach your favorite texture.
  • Adjust stevia drops if the frosting is not sweet enough for you.
  • Use as a frosting for keto cupcakes or keto cake.


How to store low-carb cream cheese frosting
Store the frosting in the fridge in an airtight box for up to 4 days. The frosting gets hard in the fridge because the butter hardens at cold temperatures. Simply remove the frosting from the fridge for 3 hours to get it soft and creamy again.
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Nutrition2 tablespoons
Yield: 36 servings (2 tbsp)


Serving: 2 tablespoonsCalories: 70.6 kcal (4%)Carbohydrates: 0.7 gFiber: 0.4 g (2%)Net Carbs: 0.3 gProtein: 0.3 g (1%)Fat: 7.8 g (12%)Saturated Fat: 5 g (31%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3 gMonounsaturated Fat: 2 gTrans Fat: 0.3 gCholesterol: 20.3 mg (7%)Sodium: 61.6 mg (3%)Potassium: 20.4 mg (1%)Sugar: 0.03 gVitamin A: 236.4 IU (5%)Vitamin B12: 0.02 µgCalcium: 4.3 mgIron: 0.2 mg (1%)Magnesium: 6.1 mg (2%)Zinc: 0.1 mg (1%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

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    7 Thoughts On Keto Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. 5 stars
    This keto cream cheese frosting is a game-changer! It’s so light, smooth, and creamy, and the vanilla tangy flavors are perfect for frosting any keto cupcakes or spreading between keto cakes. I’m definitely making this again.

  2. 5 stars
    I’m on a keto diet, and this cream cheese frosting is a lifesaver. It’s so hard to find sweet treats that are low-carb, but this frosting is perfect. I used it to frost my keto vanilla cake, and it was a huge hit!

  3. 5 stars
    I love that this recipe is sugar-free. It’s hard to find a good cream cheese frosting recipe that doesn’t use sugar, but this one is perfect. I made this for my daughter’s birthday party, and everyone loved it!


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