Keto Cream Cheese Glaze
This Keto Cream Cheese Glaze comes together in minutes and can be used to drizzle over and sweeten your favorite keto baking recipes. It’s simple to make and so delicious. The flavor of cream cheese and sweet vanilla cream pair well with so many things. Try it with my Keto Pumpkin Spice Donuts!
Step 1: Gather The Ingredients For The Cream Cheese Glaze
You will ideally want to use softened cream cheese to allow this to mix easily. Pull your cream cheese out of the fridge 30 minutes to an hour before you make this to allow it to soften up. When that’s ready, measure and prep the cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar alternative (or confectioner’s sugar if you are not keto), heavy cream, vanilla bean paste, and have some additional water on hand to help thin if necessary.
Step 2: Beat The Cream Cheese And Then Beat In The Confectioner’s Sugar
With a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until it is a soft paste consistency. Then add the confectioner’s sugar replacement (or confectioner’s sugar if you’re not following a keto diet). Mix until well incorporated. I do this in two parts to make it easier.
Step 3: Mix In The Vanilla And The Cream
Next, with the hand mixer, mix in the vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract – I love the flecks and the flavor of the paste so use it in most recipes) and the heavy cream. Use a low to medium speed so as to not whip the cream with the cream cheese. You want to incorporate it to make a pourable, almost runny consistency – not add volume.
You may need to add additional water to get the right consistency. I ended up adding 4 tablespoons of water, mixing in-between each one to check. Use a spoon and see if it will run off the end. It doesn’t need to be fully runny, but you should be able to drizzle it like in the video below.
Note: You can also leave out the water and use this as a thicker spread, more of a frosting than a drizzle.
Step 4: Drizzle The Cream Cheese Glaze
With a spoon, or pourable jug, drizzle the glaze on your baked goods. This glaze will set and hold in place, but it will remain wet, so stacking is not recommended.
This Cream Cheese Glaze is a great sugar free, keto friendly recipe. The glaze is so creamy, sweet, and not too heavy. It pairs well with so many desserts: cakes, donuts, bars… I was even eyeing it for topping my gingerbread pancakes the other day.
If you make this Keto Cream Cheese Glaze be sure to leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you. And if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram, I’d love to see!
How To Make: Keto Cream Cheese Glaze
|4 Ounces Cream Cheese, Full Fat, Softened|
|1/2 Cup Confectioner's Sugar Alternative (Or Confectioner's Sugar|
|4 Tbsp. Heavy Cream|
|1 Tsp. Vanilla Bean Paste|