How to Make Sugarless Cream Cheese Frosting

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How to Make Sugarless Cream Cheese Frosting
Enjoy cream cheese frosting without the sugar on all your baked goods. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Sweet, tangy cream cheese frosting is the crowning glory of so many baked goods. Normally this frosting contains too much cavity-inducing sugar for calorie-counting dieters or diabetics to consume. Instead of just foregoing cake with luscious frosting, make your own cream cheese frosting by substituting a sugar-free alternative. Then you can truly have your cake frosting and eat it too.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Artificial sweetener, sugar-free pudding mix or natural sweetener
  • Cream cheese
  • Electric beaters

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    Choose the sweetener you will use to replace sugar in your frosting. Some individuals who choose to avoid sugar use artificial sweeteners like NutraSweet or Splenda. Artificially sweetened sugar-free vanilla pudding mix powder makes an acceptable substitute for sugar in a cream cheese frosting. Other people prefer not to ingest the chemicals in artificial sweeteners. Stevia, a plant whose extract is 40 times sweeter than sugar, or agave nectar are useful for a naturally sweet frosting.

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    Set out the cream cheese until it is room temperature. Whip it using electric beaters. The cream cheese should be light and fluffy to achieve a creamy frosting.

  3. 3

    Mix in the rest of the ingredients, including the sugar-free sweetener of your choice. Sweet, creamy, sugar-free cream cheese frosting complements carrot cake, brownies, spice cake or cookies.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are using an artificial sweetener or sugar-free pudding mix, use half the amount the recipe suggests for sugar. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  • Not all sugar substitutes are appropriate for diabetics. If you have diabetes, ask your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist which ones are safe to consume.

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