Keto Frosting | Smooth, Creamy & only 1g Net Carbs
My keto frosting is incredible! I am always fascinated by how creamy, light and fluffy this simple sugar-free frosting recipe really is.
With just 3 ingredients and only 5 minutes, you can make this incredible keto buttercream. With only 1g net carbs per serve, you are going to love this sugar-free frosting.
Why we Love this recipe
Quick and so easy – What I love most about this keto frosting recipe is it is so simple.
Versatile – You can use the frosting on any of your favorite keto cakes. But another great way to use this recipe (or the leftovers) is to scoop it into a mold and make some tasty easy keto fat bombs. Such a perfect way to use up keto buttercream.
Ingredients – Only 3 ingredients that you likely have in your pantry now.
Scroll down to the recipe card for the full recipe, ingredients tips, and method to make the frosting.
Just 3 simple ingredients are all you need to make this keto vanilla buttercream. You can of course add any additional ingredients to flavor it, but for this basic frosting, all you need is the following.
Butter – I use salted butter for my keto frosting recipe. the salt adds a little something extra to the flavour. However, you can use unsalted butter and add a pinch (or more) salt to control the amount of salt in your icing.
Powdered Sweetener – Sukrin Melis is my personal choice of powdered sweetener in this recipe. I find it has little cooling affect and doesn’t affect the flavor of the buttercream. Alternatively, you can make your own powdered sweetener if you cannot source any locally. Jump to the FAQs to see how to make your own powdered keto sweetener at home.
Vanilla Extract – vanilla extract is available in most supermarkets. Alternatively, use the seeds of half of a vanilla bean.
How to Make it
Step 1. To make the keto buttercream it is as simple as adding all the ingredients to a mixer or mixing bowl and mixing until the mixture is light and fluffy. I usually mix for 2-3 minutes so that the buttercream is lump-free, smooth, light and fluffy.
Step 2. Scoop the mixture into a piping bag and pipe onto the cake, cupcake or your favorite dessert. Alternatively, the frosting can be simply spread over the top of any cake.
I have baked just a few keto muffins and keto cakes in my time. This low carb frosting is perfect to use on any of them. Here are just a few of my best keto cake recipes. (Or check out all of my Keto Sweets. Recipes like our No Bake Keto Cheesecake or Chocolate Cheesecake are both new and incredible. We have so many different desserts!
FAQs and Hot Tips
You absolutely can! Freeze on its own or on top of any keto cake. I always ensure anything I am freezing is completely airtight to avoid freezer burn. Defrost in the fridge overnight.
If you do not have powdered sweetener or can source it locally you will need to mill it to make the sweetener finer. If you use a standard sweetener, it will be grainy and not so nice. To mill the sweetener in a Thermomix or similar simply mill 10 sec/speed 10 until a fine powder forms.
The butter can be replaced with a dairy free alternative. Please check the ingredients of the dairy free spread you use as some may have some nasty ingredients.
You can make the low carb frosting with cream cheese as well as butter. Simple add 100g of cream cheese to this recipe and continue to mix until a smooth and creamy consistency is achieved.
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- Mix all buttercream ingredients in a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Pipe or spread over the top of each cupcake
- Place all ingredients into the mixer; mix 30 sec/speed 5 (for Magimix see the notes). Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Repeat until the frosting is light and fluffy. Pipe or spread over the top of each cupcake.