I believe there are two kinds of people in this world. People who love frosting, and people who love cake.
I am team frosting.
To be honest, I could really care less about cake. In fact, I find it really to just be a vehicle for frosting. When I make cakes or cupcakes, I use a box mix and make buttercream frosting by hand.
It’s all about the frosting to me.
The problem is that when I made homemade frosting I always make too much. So, I put it in a Tupperware and then over the next couple of days I sneak spoonfuls of the sugary goodness. Not the healthiest breakfast.
A solution to the frosting problem.
So, unless it’s for a special occasion I try to stick to a healthier recipe.
In fact, I use this
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FAQs about Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting
By combining softened cream cheese with super thick Greek yogurt. This way you’re able to get that thick texture without packing it with powdered sugar.
Sure can! Just make sure you are using Greek yogurt that’s super thick. Use my tips below for thickening yogurt to make sure you have the right texture.
If you’re not feeling this low sugar cream cheese frosting, flavored yogurt that’s thickened up works great. You can also use some kind of jam on top if you’re looking for it to be super simple!
What to put Greek yogurt frosting on?
The options are pretty endless, but here are my favorite ways to use it:
- Healthy donuts
- In between cookies for healthy whoopie pies.
- On top of healthy apple muffins for a fun treat.
- On top of roasted sweet potato “donuts”
How do you thicken Greek yogurt?
Thickening the yogurt is totally key to making sure your sugar free frosting has the right consistency. In traditional frostings, you use a ton of powdered sugar to make your frosting thick. Here are some tips for making sure your yogurt is super thick.
- Line a mesh sifter with either paper towels, cheese cloth, or a clean dishtowel.
- Add your yogurt to the strainer.
to sitin your fridge for as long as you can. Overnight is best. This helps to remove the whey from the yogurt so that it’s as thick as possible.
Making thick and creamy low sugar cream cheese frosting
Time needed: 10 minutes.
How to make healthy sugar free frosting:
- Add softened cream cheese to bowl and whip.
Use either a hand mixer or a stand mixer and whip until light and fluffy. You could do this by hand, but a machine will be way easier.
- Add your other ingredients.
Whip until totally incorporated and thick.
- Add more sweetener as necessary.
Taste and add if you feel it needs it! Sometimes I omit the sweetener all together.
Other ways to sweeten Greek yogurt frosting
There are a lot of natural sweetener option when making healthy frosting. I suggest starting with 1-2 tablespoons of your choice and adding as you tastes. Here are some natural options:
- maple syrup
- coconut sugar
Sugar Free Frosting Recipe
This Greek yogurt frosting is simple to put together and can be used on any of your favorite healthier sweets recipes. Use it to top healthy muffins for a fun breakfast! No one will complain about this better for you topping.
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Sugar free frosting is a guilt free way to top your favorite cake. Using Greek yogurt and natural sweeteners, you’ll love how creamy and decadent it tastes. Healthy frosting is perfect for smash cakes for littles or just for topping a better-for-you dessert.
- 8 ounce cream cheese
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt
- 2 tablespoons sweetener
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Add in the yogurt, sweetener, and vanilla, beating until fully incorporated and thick.
- Use the thickest yogurt you can find. I use 5% Greek yogurt, but if you can’t find it, you’ll need to thicken it. Place in a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth, a paper towel, or a dish towel.
- Any sweetener will do. I like maple syrup or honey, but stevia, agave, or coconut sugar will do as well.
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