Sugar Free Butter Cream Icing

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Butter cream icing is so lush.
By lush, I mean that butter cream icing is just so full of flavor. Sometimes, I think that the butter cream icing is what makes the cupcake or cake.

Butter Cream is NOT a low calorie icing.
The key word is 'butter' after all.
For me, the biggest problem with butter cream icing is all of the sugar. I am usually in a high, that gets higher with each bite, when I enjoy this icing. About an hour later I am not feeling so 'high' any more as I have hit the sugar fall. That is why I would prefer to go sugar free if possible when I enjoy my sugar free butter cream icing.

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Sugar Free Butter Cream Icing

There are ways to sub in ingredients to make butter nut icing a bit more 'excusable' to the scale.
The palate may say otherwise of course.

For us sugar free folks, there is a way to have your cake and eat it too.
That can also go for the icing that goes on top of it.

The regular recipe calls for confectioners sugar. The easy fix for this is to use in this recipe.
I use SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated + cornstarch

Whipping cream is also needed.
Fat-free half-and-half or 1% milk can usually be used in the same amount. Sometimes, I like to use Greek Yogurt however, due to fat and consistency, Greek yogurt should be used in a higher fat variety and/or combined with a 1% milk. If you can tolerate the difference in taste and consistency, by all means stick to your Greek Yogurt as is.

Here is the basic recipe for sugar free buttermilk icing


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Sugar Free Butter Cream Icing
Alternative ways to enjoy that butter cream icing without all of the sugar
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups Splenda or similar sugar alternative
  • 6 tablespoons Corn starch
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 2 tablspoons Whipping Cream or Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Instructions
Using an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, blend together your sugar alternative, cornstarch and butter on low until somewhat creamy.Add your remaining ingredients and increase the speed of your mixer. Mix for 5-6 minutes or until you reach your intended consistency.You can use a hand mixer for this but, and electric mixer will be a bit easier for you.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10-12 servings depending on what you are using it for
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4 comments:

  1. Mmmm!! Buttercream really is just the best icing out there!!

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  2. Fantastic recipe! I love butter cream icing but, I find it too sweet. This is a wonderful alternative to the icing with sugar.

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  3. I agree. this might make butter cream icing that much better for being less sweet!

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  4. i can not wait to make this for my family to see if they can tell theres no sugar, thank u !!

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