Keto Cream Cheese Icing

This keto cream cheese icing is a great addition to cupcakes, cakes, and even donuts! This is absolutely packed with yummy fats without any of the sugars!

Keto Cream Cheese Icing

It’s a pretty well-known fact that in the South we love everything butter and sweet. The undisputed Queen of Butter, Paula Deen, has a recipe for “fried butter balls” (unfortunately non-keto, but maybe coming soon to a keto website near you).

I have never had fried butter balls (I assume they are in the same amazing taste category as the deep fried Oreos I had many years ago). I bet, however, they’re kinda like the best of both the butter and salty world.

As we’ve made “sweets” recipes, we’ve often asked ourselves what could make them better. A lot of desserts lend themselves to an icing, but is that really doable on a keto/low-carb way of living? The answer is, of course, absolutely. The better answer is not only is it possible, it is possible AND easy.

Keto Cream Cheese Icing

Mix butter with cream cheese and sweetener, another keto favorite, and things really start to change. Now you have the perfect sweet and creamy topping for any number of sweets. Cookies, cakes, donuts; you name it and it’ll happily accept icing for your eating pleasure.

Heck, have a spoonful by itself for a keto-riffic snack or dessert. We are fans of supporting your sweet tooth, whenever and wherever it may strike.

Making this keto cream cheese icing is a breeze. A good hand mixer or even better, stand mixer is a must to achieve a fluffy and creamy texture. We found it hard not to dip our fingers in and have a taste (or two) as we go.

Keto Cream Cheese Icing

If you’ve been missing that creamy icing taste and texture for your keto sweets, here it is. Most importantly, it’s not only tasty, it’s quick and easy to make as well.

Head to your kitchen and hop to it. Your sweet tooth, as a result, will be extra happy.

Keto Cream Cheese Icing

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Keto Cream Cheese Icing

Keto Cream Cheese Icing

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This keto cream cheese icing is a great addition to cupcakes, cakes, and even donuts! This is absolutely packed with yummy fats without any of the sugars!



  1. In a mixing bowl, use a hand mixer and beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth
  2. Add the sweetener and vanilla, and continue to beat until texture becomes very light and creamy
  3. Adjust sweetness with more powdered sweetener to taste (if needed)
  4. Refrigerate until ready to use; repeat use of hand mixer until light and fluffy before using
  5. Frost and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12
Amount Per Serving Calories 157Total Fat 17gCarbohydrates 2gProtein 2g
Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. 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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  1. Michelle Jenkins

    Do you have an idea of how long this will keep in the fridge? I’m planning on using it for the cinnamon roll mug cake and would love to be able to make a full batch of frosting and then use a bit as I go instead of trying to mix a single serving at a time.

    • Logan Childress


      It should keep for several days. The only problem with keto/low-carb mixtures involving artificial sweeteners (no matter how good they are) is that sometimes the sweeteners can mess up the taste after a while. This should be fine, but I would suggest taking a little taste test every day or so just to make sure the sweetener hasn’t made the taste wonky.

  2. very good. A bit thick, though. Just added a couple splashes of almond milk and it turned out perfect for my tastes!

  3. Ramona Tuinstra

    what is glycimic ? what should we be looking for ?

    • Logan Childress


      The glycemic index is how different foods affect your blood sugar levels. Different sweeteners can have different effects, but it also affects everyone differently. We recommend using erythritol and monk fruit, which have a 0 rating on the glycemic index scale. Other sweeteners can be used as well, but they might have different effects on your personal blood sugar level.

  4. The best sweeteners and 0 glycimic are Monk fruit and Stevia. Followed by Erithrytol 1, Mannitol 2, Sorbitol 9, Xylitol 12, Maltitol 35, Honey 50, and so on.
    I use Monk fruit a lot, love the taste.
    Got this info through Dr Eric Berg video about “sweeteners”.
    Will make this awesome cinnamon mug bunt! Thank you for sharing! ?

  5. Can I use Splenda instead?

    • Logan Childress


      You can use Splenda, yes. Just be cautious of its net carb content when you start measuring it into tablespoons instead of teaspoons like the label shows. Let us know how it tastes!

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