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Keto Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 14 servings 1x


This Keto Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe has a rich buttery vanilla flavor, the perfect level of sweetness, and a smooth, creamy texture. It’s perfect for piping on cakes and cupcakes!


  • 1/8 teaspoon beef gelatin (dissolved in 1 teaspoon cold water)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 3/4 cup powdered monk fruit/allulose sweetener


  1. Stir together the beef gelatin and 1 teaspoon cold water in a small bowl.
  2. Add the heavy whipping cream and cream of tartar to a large bowl. Use a handheld electric mixer to beat until it forms stiff peaks.
  3. Add the butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract, vanilla bean paste, almond extract, dissolved beef gelatin, and powdered sweetener to a large bowl. Beat until smooth.
  4. Beat the whipped cream into the butter mixture 1/3 at a time. The end result will be smooth and creamy.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled (at least 1 hour) before using.


  • Net Carbs: 1g per serving (2 tablespoons)
  • This recipe make about 1 3/4 cups buttercream. There are a total of 14 (2-tablespoon) servings.
  • Store this buttercream in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 102
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 30
  • Fat: 11
  • Saturated Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 33

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