Low Carb Recipe – Cream Cheese Icing

cream cheese icing

This is an extrememly easy little recipe that I have thrown together in an effort to appease my renewed sweet tooth in my carb detox interim. Please forgive the loosey-goosey non-specifics of the measurements, but I tend to opt for a trial and error approach when looking for the combination of flavors that resonates with me.

*Quick tip – the combination of salty and sweet is always a big hit thus the salt and stevia inclusion in the recipe.


  • block of cream cheese (softened but still cool)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup – 1 cup of heavy whipping cream (depends on the thickness the prefer, start with 1/2 cup and add more based on your preference)
  • stevia / low glycemic index sweetener of choice – amount depends on preference of sweetness

In a mixer, blend all ingredients and whip on high for a couple of minutes or until whipped and creamy. Refrigerate and get a spoonful here and there to nip that sweet craving out of sight.

**The amount of sweetener you use is highly subjective, but you will probably use at least 1/4 of a cup of the granular or powdered version of the sweetener. By itself, this would not be particularly low carb, but you aren’t going to tackle the end result in one or two sittings. This recipe is very high fat, so a couple of bites go a very long way inย satiating your cravings. I hope that you enjoy it!

Please feel free to share any links to your own websites that include low carb recipes. I’m a huge fan of our supporting each other on our collective journey to feeling healthy in all areas of our lives.

Big hugs!ย  Jo

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. juliehcares
    Jul 15, 2018 @ 17:50:25

    That is a great recipe to satisfy cravings!


  2. foodzesty
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 10:07:44

    Excellent recipe!! I am a bit behind on the other posts but I will catch up ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. waterbearer211
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 15:47:36

    Definitely going to try this!


  4. Playamart - Zeebra Designs
    Jul 19, 2018 @ 23:45:07

    This sounds soooooo delicious, and it surely gives a great comfort when one needs a dose of ‘guilt-free’ sweet option. Good work, amiga!


  5. Easy Low-Carb Living
    Jul 25, 2018 @ 09:33:34

    I bake a ton of low-carb desserts and have been looking for a good frosting to try! Thanks for posting! ๐Ÿ™‚


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