Recipe: Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting (with Greek Yogurt)
Do you know what your favorite desserts are missing? This healthy cream cheese frosting with greek yogurt! Whip this yummy frosting up in just minutes – no butter or sugar needed.
If you’re looking to make frosting healthier without sacrificing flavor, then this Greek yogurt frosting recipe is perfect for you! Unlike traditional recipes, we used greek yogurt in place of the butter and stevia in place of sugar for a healthier cream cheese frosting.
It’s the best healthy cream cheese frosting for using on your favorite cakes, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, or even for dipping fresh fruit. With just 4 simple ingredients, there is a lot to love about this frosting! Since we use liquid stevia to sweeten it, this is a keto cream cheese frosting for those looking for a low carb option.
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Ingredients You’ll Need
- Cream Cheese: the best cream cheese to use is block cream cheese for this healthy frosting recipe. (Full fat cream cheese will have the creamiest texture.) The tub cream cheese or whipped varieties have a higher moisture content which can lead to a runny frosting.
- Greek Yogurt: the consistency of Greek yogurt varies from brand to brand – we like Fage brand since it is one of the thickest on the market. You’ll want to use a plain yogurt that is unsweetened for this easy frosting recipe without butter.
- Liquid Stevia: we recommend using a liquid sweetener like this liquid stevia for this frosting recipe. One tablespoon adds just the right amount of sweetness. The sweetness level varies from brand to brand, so if you use a different one you may have to adjust slightly based on your sweetness preference. The granulated stevia sold for baking isn’t as sweet so you would need to add more than 1 tablespoon. If you do want to use a 1:1 alternative baking sugar, we recommend ½ cup of this powdered sweetener. (You want to use powdered as the granulated sweetener isn’t fine enough for frosting.)
- Vanilla Extract: add delicious vanilla flavor to this frosting with vanilla extract.
- Almond Frosting: use ½ teaspoon of almond extract instead of vanilla for an almond flavored Greek yogurt frosting.
- Colored Frosting: before whipping up the frosting, add food coloring according to the package directions.
Tools For This Recipe
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How to Make Easy Cream Cheese Frosting
- Start with Room Temp Cream Cheese: for best results, you’ll want to use cream cheese that is as close to room temperature as possible as it whips to a smoother consistency. If you don’t have time to let your cream cheese warm up on the counter, unwrap from the foil packaging and microwave for 10-20 seconds.
- Whip: use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer on high speed to whip cream cheese, greek yogurt, liquid stevia, vanilla extract, and salt together in a large mixing bowl until fluffy. (*Do not overmix as frosting will go from fluffy to thin/liquidy as the beaters warm up the cream cheese.) Use frosting right away if spreading on to a cake or cinnamon rolls; for piping, chill for at least an hour in the fridge before adding to a piping bag to frost your sweet treats. Leftover frosting can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
How to Use Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting
You can use this sugar free cream cheese frosting for any of your favorite baked goods from cookies to cake or cupcakes. This recipe makes enough frosting for 6 cupcakes or can frost a 1 layer cake. You can even use it as a frosting option for quick breads or muffins.
Here are a few of our favorite uses for this frosting.
- Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes
- Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins
- 2-Ingredient Banana Muffins
- 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins
- Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes
Can You Freeze Cream Cheese Frosting?
Yes, you can freeze this stevia cream cheese frosting. Just transfer prepared frosting to an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow frozen frosting to thaw in the fridge overnight before using.
Is Frosting Gluten Free?
Yes! Frosting is usually made from creaming together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract are all naturally gluten free ingredients. This homemade cream cheese frosting is also naturally gluten free.
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 12 serving(s)
- 1 (8 oz) package block-style cream cheese
- 1 cup plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon liquid stevia
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Pinch sea salt
- Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and whip together with a handheld mixer until fluffy.
- To thin frosting, add a little bit of milk. to thicken the frosting for piping, refrigerate for at least an hour. Use to frost your favorite dessert recipes.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Protein: 3 gram(s)
Fat: 7 gram(s)
Carbohydrates: 3 gram(s)
Sugar: 1 gram(s)
From the kitchen of: Get Healthy U