Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Frosting

By far the best frosting is cream cheese frosting. I don’t think plain white frosting should ever be used in desserts, but maybe that’s just me. This sugar-free cream cheese frosting recipe is definitely much healthier than a regular cream cheese frosting. It avoids butter and sugar!

Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Frosting

Although this recipe avoids butter and sugar, you still have to use cream cheese. There are some alternatives to the regular cream cheese though:

  1. Kraft Philadelphia whipped cream cheese – this is almost half the calories of regular cream cheese! I have only seen it in a plastic tub rather than the cardboard package.
  2. Low-fat cream cheese – this cuts down about 20 calories per 2 tablespoons

As for the sugar, frosting usually needs powdered sugar. I use a blender to make sugar-free powdered sugar but if you do not have access to a blender or food processor, you can skip making powdered sugar. It still works for me even when I don’t use powdered sugar. Either way, you have to make sure that your sweetener is granular. I tried using Stevia that was not granular at first and it did not sweeten at all for some reason, no matter how much I added.

The cake that I used this frosting on is a healthy carrot cake. You can find the recipe on Chocolate Covered Katie’s blog. She gives you various options for flour, sugar, and oil to use, so I will post exactly what I did (which turns out really good) in another recipe post.

Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Frosting

This frosting is not overly sweet, so if you like a really sweet frosting, you will need to taste it and probably add more sweetener.

Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Frosting
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This sugar-free cream cheese frosting is a healthier version of the versatile frosting to be used for practically any dessert!
Cuisine: Dessert
Yield: Enough for 8x8 inch cake
  • ½ cup whipped cream cheese (or low-fat cream cheese)
  • ¼ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp granular, natural sweetener, such as Pyure Stevia, for sugar-free powdered sugar (see instructions on how to make this)
  1. To make sugar-free powdered sugar, place a little more than the desired amount of granular sweetener, such as Pyure Stevia, into a blender (a single serving blender cup works well) and blend for a few seconds until the sweetener resembles a powder. It may not be a perfect powder, but do not worry about that.
  2. If a blender is not available or you are short on time, you can skip this step and it still works!
  3. Blend all ingredients using a hand blender until mixed well, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Put in a piping bag or a Ziploc-type baggie for decorating your dessert.


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2 Responses to Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Anna says:

    This looks delicious! I really want to try it. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe.

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