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!
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.
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.
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.
- 12 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered erythritol
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- In a mixing bowl, use a hand mixer and beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth
- Add the sweetener and vanilla, and continue to beat until texture becomes very light and creamy
- Adjust sweetness with more powdered sweetener to taste (if needed)
- Refrigerate until ready to use; repeat use of hand mixer until light and fluffy before using
- Frost and enjoy!
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Nutrition InformationYield 12
Amount Per ServingCalories 157 Total Fat 17g Carbohydrates 2g Protein 2g