Keto Cream Cheese Frosting
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.
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:
- 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.
Making Keto Cream Cheese Frosting
- 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.
- Stop the beater, add the remaining ingredients, and switch to the paddle attachment, or use the hand mixer to beat in the ingredients.
- 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:
- Keto Strawberry Muffins
- Keto Blueberry Muffins
- Keto Chocolate Muffins
- Keto Chocolate Cake
- Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins
- Keto Red Velvet Cake
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.
More Keto Frosting And Mousse Recipes
If you like this frosting, you can make these other mousse and pudding recipes for a snack!
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Keto Cream Cheese Frosting
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