Keto Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe (Quick & Delicious!)

When looking for a sweet, delicious, low carb and sugar-free cream cheese frosting to top your favorite keto desserts, we have just what you are looking for!

Whatever cupcake, brownie or cake recipe you plan to bake, you can make it better with this icing recipe while not sabotaging your keto diet.

Is Cream Cheese Acceptable on Keto?

Cream cheese is good for people eating keto because it only has one carbohydrate per ounce.

When grocery shopping for keto recipes, it is best to use the full-fat cream cheese version.

Is Philadelphia Cream Cheese Keto-Friendly?

Yes, it is. Philadelphia is a well-known brand of cream cheese that can be used in your low-carb recipes.

It comes in many flavors, which makes it versatile for cooking and snacking.

How to Make Keto Cream Cheese Frosting: Our Recipe

Total prep time is about 15 minutes.


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter - softened

  • 1 cup sugar-free powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Before making this recipe, you need to soften the cream cheese and butter to room temperature adequately.

  • Mix the cream cheese and butter in a medium size mixing bowl using either a hand mixer or a stand mixer.

  • Add the tsp vanilla extract.

  • Slowly add the powdered sweetener to the mixture.

Nutritional Information

Calories: When dividing this recipe to frost 12 cupcakes, the frosting adds about 125 calories.

Carb Count: There are 2 net carbs for one cupcake, brownie or piece of cake frosted with the keto cream cheese frosting.

Frosting Tips

The frosting will resemble a buttercream frosting and can be put in a piping bag for decorative frosting. Just bear in mind that if you do that, you are likely to put more than one serving of frosting onto your item.

Store the baked goods in an airtight container.


You can add some cocoa powder to give your cream cheese frosting a chocolate taste.

Substitute almond extract for the vanilla for a unique flavor. Or use peppermint extract instead of vanilla to frost brownies and garnish the treat with sugar-free candy canes.

Our Favorite Uses for Keto Cream Cheese Icing

  • Keto Chocolate Brownies

  • Keto Carrot Cake

  • Keto Cupcakes

  • Keto Pumpkin Bars

  • Keto Red Velvet Cake

Why is Your Keto Frosting Grainy?

You may be tempted to use a granulated sweetener to make your low-carb cream cheese frosting, but don’t.

To get a smooth finish, you need to make your frosting with sugar-free confectioners-style sugar.

Examples you can find on Amazon include: