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Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting

Creamy, healthy cream cheese frosting…

pumpkin cupcake

It’s both fluffier and creamier than Pillsbury cream cheese. And if you’re counting calories: you could eat the entire recipe for just 200 calories. Who wouldn’t want to eat an entire container’s worth of frosting in one sitting?

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But the following recipe is better than store-bought frosting for a reason much more important than the calories: it’s free of unhealthy trans fats.

Many packaged frostings contain your entire day’s worth of trans fats in just two tablespoons. I posted a similar frosting recipe, my Cheesecake Frosting, around three years ago, and I modified the recipe yesterday and think this new healthy cream cheese frosting recipe is even better than the original!

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Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting

(makes about 3/4 cup)

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, such as TJ vegan or homemade cashew cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar OR stevia to taste
  • 1/4 cup silken tofu OR more cream cheese (For soy-free: Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting)
  • up to 2 tbsp milk of choice, as needed for desired thickness

Blend everything together in a small food processor (I used a Magic Bullet). If you’re using this recipe to top cupcakes, I’d recommend frosting them just before serving, or frosting earlier and then storing the cupcakes in the fridge, due to the perishable nature of the ingredients. Leftover frosting can be stored for a few days in the fridge, covered. Variation ideas: Add pumpkin, or shredded carrot and pineapple for a carrot cake dip, or cinnamon and walnuts…

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Or you can go crazy: Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Dip.

Do you worry about trans fats?

Do you think they really are as bad as all the hype says they are? I don’t “worry” about them, but that’s pretty much because I don’t have to—most of the foods containing trans fats are pre-packaged snack foods (often not even vegan) I wouldn’t seek out anyway. Sure, every now and then I’ll grab a handful of chocolate Teddy Grahams if I’m at a friend’s house and they’re sitting out. But for the most part, I don’t buy anything with “partially-hydrogenated oils” listed in the ingredients (a really easy way to tell if a food has trans fats).

By the way, I just noticed: You can totally see my head and camera in the reflection of the spoon in the photo above Smile.

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Published on March 25, 2012

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  1. jo @ including cake says

    looks amazing…so white! that might sound odd but most of my white frostings made in a similar way never look so white! i have also tried using tofu quite a lot but i can always make out a slight tofu taste no matter what i mix it with….hmmm, i will persevere!

        • Trajayjay says

          But doesn’t butter contain like a trace of trans fat. Actually, I hear that the “trans fat” in butter is sort of beneficial.

          • Anonymous says

            Chemically, trans fat is a molecule with double bonded carbons. Trans (meaning opposite) is the most stable form this molecule can be in (as opposed to cis). That means that our body finds it hard to metabolize the fat (because it is so unreactive) so it remains solid, leading to clogged arteries and other complications.
            I have never heard that trans fats are beneficial.

          • Tammy says

            If anyone wrote/said that trans-fats are healthy, that person is receiving a sizeable check from Big Food/Big Ag.

            Pity, just once I would like to see a sub cream cheese frosting/icing that does not rely on packaged non-dairy cream cheese. It all has trans-fats or palm, and I think we would all be better off avoiding those.

  2. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde says

    Whoa, I just read Kath’s blog post this morning and was craving a pumpkin muffin because she had one for breakfast, and then I clicked onto your post and the first thing I see is a pumpkin muffin! And a single-serving one, at that! I’m pretty sure that’s the universe telling me it’s time to bake a pumpkin muffin 🙂

  3. L. says

    How do you do it???! You always manage to go inside my head and figure out exactly what I’m craving. How did you know I was craving a healthier recipe for my favorite creamy, luscious cream cheese frosting? 😉
    I am definitely going to have to make this ASAP!

  4. Sarah says

    Katie, it sounds so good! I am one of those people who could eat cream cheese frosting by the spoonful, so I appreciate this healthy alternative SO much! Thank you!!! I think you made this recipe just for me :).

    Also, how did I miss that chocolate chip cream cheese dip?!

  5. char eats greens says

    Wow, this looks amazing. I’ve never tried tofutti cream cheese yet (mainly because they don’t have it at my local small health food store lol). But I can just imagine how good it would be. I haven’t had regular cream cheese in so long (I went vegan back October, 2011, and can’t remember the last time I ate ‘reg’ cream cheese before that anyways!), so I don’t think it’d be a huge taste adjustment for trying tofutti. I clearly need to get to a bigger city to get some of that stuff! haha

  6. Michelle says

    Yum out of tofu but gonna buy some and make some…..I usually buy Traders cream cheese alternative…. I like it better than tofutti..so im gonna try it with that……looks so good….
    I definitely read labels since I have kids and try to avoid trans fat but its there every once in awhile…
    Thx for the recipe

  7. Steph says

    I don’t think anyone should worry about trans fats if he or she is eating a natural diet. That being said, it’s hard to completely eliminate them. Roasted nuts contain a small amount of trans fat, and also, if you’re not vegan, there ruminant animals and their products also contain trans fats. It is not yet clear whether or not the trans fats coming from natural animal products is unhealthy.

    • Greta says

      That part about roasted nuts containing trans fats isn’t true, surely? Not unless hydrogenated oils are added. It’s a process oils go through to make them “hard” – not liquid, that is – and that doesn’t happen when just roasting nuts. I do agree, though, that if you’re eating a whole foods diet, it’s not even an issue.

      • Trajayjay says

        Well, I’m pretty sure that poly fats are really heat-unstable, and they go rancid when they are heated really high and form trans fat. That’s why I try to eat my nuts raw.

  8. HollieisFueledByLOLZ says

    I do agree about transfats as well. I don’t normally worry about them because I’m not eating a lot of food that has them in it. I mean sure-it’s nearly impossible to avoid completely but I’m not going to fast food places or cooking with them most of the time and over eating them (like most of the population).

  9. Ruth says

    Katie, do you have any ideas about what do replace the cream cheese/tofutti with? I can’t have regular sugar or dairy AT ALL. I wonder if soft goat cheese might work. I do eat that. Maybe I’ll give that I try. I really miss being able to have cream cheese frosting!

  10. Daniel says

    I do my best to avoid any and all foods with partially hydrogentaed oils in the ingredients list. That said, most of my food doesn’t come with an ingredients list, but it’s still rather difficult to dine out because of how many places use them. Plus the whole “less than .5g = 0” thing is a bunch of BS in my mind; given what I’ve learned about them on my own and in school I could equate them to smoking cigarettes – no useful benefits at all and harmful for the body.

    Ok, I’m off my soapbox now. 😛 Have you ever considered trying this with like, a cashew cream versus the tofu? I’m not concerned about soy or anything, but for those who are (or are allergic), that might be something worth trying.

  11. katie @KatieDid says

    yes I avoid trans fats for the most part but not really consciously. Like you, my diet is predominantly real foods so trans fats don’t find there way into my mouth quite often. I also avoid soy though, not sure this recipe would work for me, but just a personal preference!

  12. Sara Dane says

    BHT, corn oil, aspartame, soy, transfats…There is so much research from all sides it’s hard to know what to believe!!

    I just avoid all processed food unless I can pronounce everything on the ingredient list, like larabars.

  13. LizAshlee says

    mmm..creamy! Creamy is definitely one of my fav textures in foods! I pay pretty close attention to what type of fat I am eating..I like to get all the good stuff! 🙂

  14. Kathy says

    I’d hate to eat trans fat, but like you and many others, I don’t really buy store-bought food anymore so I don’t worry about them anymore! I do buy wasa crackers though ;]

    Hm…I wonder if there’s a replacement for cream cheese; I don’t buy cream cheese or else I’d be constantly making the unhealthy frostings out there in the blogosphere.

    http://milk-and-tea.blogspot.com

  15. Nichole says

    Let me start by saying that I FINALLY found mor-nu silken tofu, and WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! love it.

    I made this dip to put on some chocolate muffins I made last night (not vegan unfortunately, but probably easy to make vegan…) and it is SO AMAZINGLY yummy! I may never eat regular frosting again! It truly would be a declicious fruit dip as well! yum!

    I must find a better blender because Im having a hard time getting things to be super creamy like yours is! I had a magic bullet, but it just didnt seem to move things too well for me so I got rid of it…. maybe Ill have to try another one! Thanks for your very yum creativity and creating so many healthier dessert things!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Aww yay! I’m so excited you tried it… plus, on chocolate cupcakes ;).

      Hmmm… I adore my Magic Bullet! Maybe you needed to fill it less? Or pulse more? Or maybe you got a defective one! That happened to me once… the blade stopped working :(.

  16. [email protected] says

    Yum, yum, yum! Eating frosting (if even slightly healthy) would be one of my favorite pasttimes. My favorite part of baking is licking the frosting off of the beaters and out of the bowl. As far as transfats go, I’m not too worried because I really don’t eat that many. Most of my food is homemade and rarely do I ever eat packaged goods. Since transfats are hardly a percentage at all of my diet, I’m not too concerned! 🙂

  17. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) says

    Only 200 calories for the entire recipe?! Impressive! Looks delish, too. 🙂

  18. Sara says

    Made this today, and it was AWESOME!

    I definitely DID eat the entire thing in a serving. Just couldn’t help myself! And only 200 cals? I am struggling to lose the baby weight, and your blog is a LIFESAVER!!! It’s gotten my whole family healthier. You should get an insurance break for making everyone so much healthier ;).

  19. Karen says

    Katie,
    I’m not a vegan, but every single one of your recipes I’ve tried has been outstanding, even to my non-vegan palate (and that of my non-vegan family as well)! This recipe was no exception. I frosted some homemade doughnuts (also from your site!) and they are almost all gone already!
    Thanks for another great recipe :).

    • Alanna says

      Im glad to see this comment!! Im not vegan either but the couple things I have made have been delicious ! As I am a chronic dieter for physique competitions these recipes are a life saver! This one had me a little worried about the tofu? But glad to hear someone else not used to eating it likes it! I won’t tell my boyfriend or he won’t even try lol

  20. Moni Meals says

    yummmy Katie! Looks devine.

    Not soooo super worried about trans fats, but they sure are awful that is for sure and they are so sneaky too but I most def try to avoid them.

  21. Robyn says

    Oh, Katie…
    I didn’t make the frosting because I didn’t have any silken tofu in the fridge–but I did make the pumpkin single-lady muffins (with chocolate chips of course!) for me and my daughter for a quick and DELICIOUS dessert. I used Pamela’s flour and it came out perfect!

    Thanks so much for allowing me to eat healthy but not give up treats!

  22. Mahya says

    Wow, this looks beyond amazing! I want to try it one day even though I’m not vegan myself. However, I salute you!

  23. Justine Duppong @ Life With Cheeseburgers says

    I don’t normally worry about trans fats either, since I usually eat pretty healthily. Don’t get me wrong, I do splurge on some “junk” foods sometimes, but it’s only occasional and I think balance is important!

  24. RC @ Just Add Cayenne says

    I stress myself out everytime I visit your page, I just want to start making everything right away!

    I just made your cookie dough battter dip and two other similar variations and love them, now I want this too!

    I trans fat for it’s unhealthy qualities and what it represents….packaged “convenience foods” too many people seek as real food replacements…..bleh. Either way, like you, I don’t have to worry for myself since I make most of my own items, but I always find myself reading ingredients on everything at the store…..just because.

  25. Katie @ Nutrition in a Peanut Shell says

    I try to make sure there are absolutely no trans fats in my diets, after taking bio and learning how they just sit in your arteries and harden. But then I’m human and the gertrude hawk peanut butter chocolate bars call my name and I give in 🙂

  26. Kit-Kat says

    Wow, this looks great! I was just going to suggest if you could re-do this recipe… because I’ve been trying to make hot-cross buns, and they need an icing.
    Hmmm…. do you have a recipe for hot cross buns for Easter? My boyfriend wants is looking for a recipe that is easy for him to make. Can you help me?

  27. Sadie says

    I avoid trans fats ALL the time. They have many extremely negative health effects (just google it!). Also, I have one quick question, in recipes can I substitute coconut butter for coconut oil?

  28. Eleanor says

    what if i cant get any tofutti cream cheese where I live? 🙁
    btw, how on earth did you get the frosting so white??? :O
    you must’ve used magic!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Nope, it’s just that color! As I say in my substitution notes, I’ve not tried a different brand of cream cheese so I don’t know how any other one will taste in the recipe. But you’re welcome to try with whatever you can find.

  29. Mandi says

    I don’t there is anything better on the PLANET than carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting. I haven’t had a good one in 5 years-since I went vegan. I’m REALLY excited to see if this one does it for me!:)

  30. Amy says

    Hey girl,

    are you ready for a challenge? I’m allergic to soy, gluten, dairy, corn, coconut, quinoa, sesame, flax and every nut except almonds, pine nuts and pistachios. Any chance you’re willing to take a stab at a “raw” cream cheese frosting made from pine nuts, almonds or sunflower seeds? I’ll send you an organic cotton pot holder if you do … 😀

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Can you have cocoa?
      If so, I haven’t posted this one yet, but if you try it please let me know what you think!

      -1/4 cup pb (or almond butter for you)
      -4 to 6 tsp maple syrup
      -2 T cocoa powder
      -4 tsp milk of choice
      -3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

      Blend all in a small food processor, like a Magic Bullet.

      • Amy says

        Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, I’m gonna have a go at this ASAP! I’m out of maple syrup, so I’ll have to use some organic raw agave syrup. The recipe police won’t come after me, will they? :O BTW, I majorly *heart* you for posting this! I SO was not kidding about the pot holder, do you have a P.O. box? 😀

        • Amy says

          Oh. My. STARS!!!!! Wyatt (my 7.y.o. who is also an allergic guy, as well as having ASD and tourette’s) and I are SO happy right now, he’s singing about your mad recipe skillz! We, the gluten, peanut, walnut and soy allergic (to name a few) salute you! Smooches from Seattle!

  31. Lisa K @ NutriNosh says

    I have a question for your question… do you worry about soy at all?

    I worry about soy more than I worry about trans fat. Not to say I don’t eat soy, just that I definitely am mindful of how much of it I consume 🙂

  32. Bobbi says

    I used Trader Joe’s brand firm tofu and their brand of vegan cream cheese. I also put in fresh strawberries and used both powdered sugar and liquid sweetener. It isn’t fluffy, but it tastes great! I think the lack of fluffiness may be mostly from the strawberries.I found that if I refrigerate it for a little bit it gets thicker. Thanks for the recipe!

  33. Therese says

    Wow! I’ve been playing around with tofu pudding and pie, and I just happened to get some free cartons of follow your heart vegan cream cheese. And a lot of firm tofu. Free. So in they went together in the blender, for a major batch of carrot cupcakes for easter. At first the tofu, vegan cream cheese, vanilla and baker’s stevia in the raw – well it was bitter, wtih a tofu aftertaste. So I took about a quarter of a cup of golden raisins, and a date or two, pureed those in the vitamix with vegan sour cream and added that. Slightly runnier, but the sweetness is more balanced than with just stevia. One thing I’ve noticed about tofu sweets is that the longer it sits, the less tofu taste and better the flavor gets. SO the frosting goes in the fridge overnight, and tomorrow before company comes I’ll ice the cupcakes. Thanks for all your recipes!

  34. Alanna says

    I was thinking about making a fruit dessert pizza with your sugar cookie recipe as the crust and this cream cheese frosting with fresh fruit ontop! I was wondering if I could use the xylitol powder sugar in the frosting?

  35. Anonymous says

    just made this to top my carrot cake cupcakes — used low fat cream cheese and some powdered sugar — but putting the silken tofu gives it such a smooth consistency! i licked the whole bowl and spoon and had to just pop it in the fridge immediately so as not to eat the whole bowl! amazingly delicious 🙂

  36. Beverly Milley says

    I just came across your site and think your receipes look wonderful. I have gluten and I am learning a new way to eat and live. Trying hard to gather different receipes love to cook and bake and yours looks great hope I can find your website again

  37. Soy Is Estrogen says

    I’m really disappointed. Soy is dangerous. It mimics estrogen in our bodies and no one should consume it.

  38. Laura says

    Your blog almost makes me want to become vegan, I think it would help me feel better as well, all the processed foods are making me sick. However, I love cheese a little too much… Can I be a dairy eating vegan? 😛

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Yes haha… well, sorta. I tell people that all the time! They say, “I’d be vegan but I can’t give up cheese.” So be a vegan except for cheese ;). I seriously doubt ANYone in this world is a “perfect” vegan, and every little bit helps. Non-vegans are probably more to thank for things like soymilk and veggie burgers showing up in stores than vegans, since there are so few of us. People like me are completely indebted to our semi-veggie friends for helping to make vegan foods more mainstream. 🙂

  39. Ali says

    Hi Katie,
    I’m just starting to experiment with xanthan gum, and I am wondering if I could use it in this recipe to thicken the icing for piping or to simply hold longer with out refrigerating? Or is that a totally bad idea?
    Thanks, Ali!

  40. Alexis says

    Yum. Just made a blueberry “pizzert”. When I took it out of the oven I spread 1/2 of it with microwaved and smashed blueberries.Then folded over the other half on it like a sandwich.
    Reminded me a lot of a scone, also very delicious. Looked fancy, haha.
    No idea for names, but pizzert still has a special place in my heart.

  41. Rhonda says

    I sub’ed half of a banana for the cream cheese. The frosting wasn’t as “white” as yours, but still very thick and fluffy. I had it ontop of YF toast with fruit. Yum. P.S. This also makes a nice fruit dip on its own. Thanks for all the great recipes! I suffer from food allergies and your recipes allow me to have my “cake and eat it too!” 🙂

  42. Pat Meadows says

    Hi Katie, I’m not sure if anyone else pointed this out (not going to read 89 comments!) but your nutritional info is incorrect in two respects:
    1. If you use regular Tofutti cream cheese, it has trans-fats. You state that your recipe is ‘fine’ with it, but also state that it has no trans-fats. Only the yellow-lid Tofutti cream cheese has no trans-fats.
    2. Your recipe calls for added sugar, but you state in the nutritional info that it has no sugar.
    You might want to correct these, although it’s a while ago since you made this post.
    Pat

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Hi Pat,
      My nutritional info is actually correct. 🙂
      You can easily use the trans-fat-free tofutti (which I did for this recipe). And I used stevia to sweeten. I give options so people can change the recipe to suit their own needs, but I can’t give nutrition facts for every possible combination of ingredients that someone might choose to use. So I give them for the ingredients I used (which are included in the recipe).

  43. Alexa says

    Cool, I just made this with regular firm tofu (whole foods brand) and it worked fine! I didn’t really measure but instead started with the base and added more of each ingredient (and some almond milk) as needed/to taste. I did put in about 1/2 cup powdered sugar (though I at least doubled this recipe) and a squeeze of agave; it still tastes a little tofu-y but I didn’t want to go overboard on the sugar. Great recipe though if you want a low-sugar frosting!

  44. Sam @Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes says

    Much like you Katie I stay away from processed food as much as possible. I do worry when I splurge on a treat food that says 0% transfat on the packaging. I recently found out that 0% transfat actually means less than a certain percentage. Some foods that state no transfat just give percentages for the smallest serving size where the transfat level is less than this amount.

    PS, I actually stopped by for help with a cream cheese icing replacement. Trying a beet red velvet cake recipe this weekend. (I know it’s not chocolate). Thanks for the help with that 🙂

  45. Claire says

    Made this yesterday, and tasted it, and all I could taste was the soy. I really didn’t like it! I was like, “but it’s Katie’s, so it must be good! Maybe I did something wrong!”. So I put it in the fridge for the night, hoping that would do something, and sure enough, in the morning, the soy taste was hardly there. But if someone makes this, I would recommend making it a day ahead so that the flavors settle. Thanks for another good recipe Katie!

  46. Tiffany Lundin says

    Hi Katie!
    I made your banana bread donut muffins this morning and it soo good!
    I really wanna make this frosting but I don’t have tofu. Lol I do have the tofutti cream cheese though and wondering if that would be good enough!!

  47. Laura says

    This frosting is amazing!!! I am really surprised at how little sugar I needed to add to it for it to taste awesome. Most cream cheese frosting recipes call for a TON of powdered sugar, margarine, and cream cheese so I’m very happy that this is so healthy and decadent. Yay for silken tofu!

  48. Kari says

    This sounds amazing, but we don’t eat soy products. Do you have a similar recipe that is soy free, by chance?

    I am LOVING your website…I just can’t get enough! Now, the problem is that I just can’t decide what to make out of all the lovely desserts and breakfasts to choose from! 🙂

  49. Lisa says

    This is exactly what I was looking for! I made a healthy carrot cake and needed some healthy cream cheese frosting. Thanks! I am still licking it off my fingers

  50. madi noelle says

    I just tried this recipe and was slightly disapointed in the outcome. The tofu flavor still came through no matter what I did to try and remove it. Also, I was expecting a thicker, more cream cheese-like frosting.

  51. Trajayjay says

    trans fat lies in mostly packaged foods, of which I don’t eat often, so I don’t have to worry too. But if were making a cake and using already made frosting, I cringe a little because of all the trans fat. But really, if you avoid packaged snacks you avoid trans fat.

  52. Anonymous says

    I made a coffee flavored version of this! I just added instant coffee a little at a time until it tasted like coffee frosting. Delicious!

  53. Daniela says

    Katie,

    First of all I’m a huge fan of your recipes they are delicious lifesavers for us health-conscious vegans with a MAJOR sweet tooth!
    I made this recipe tonight as a topping for some butternut squash that I roasted with SF maple syrup and cinnamon. Initially I put 2T on it but I think I went back for more THREE times! It was great. Thank you!

  54. Leah says

    This was amazing! I haven’t had anything with cream cheese since before I became vegan about a year ago. This is way better than anything I remember. I will have to get some non-vegan opinions tomorrow. I hope they like it as much as I do because it is going on my health conscientious friends birthday cake.

  55. Sherry says

    This was amazing! I made this icing for a dinner party last night and put it on a Key Lime Cake. The great part was that all of the non-vegan people there LOVED it. I couldn’t find any Mori-nu, but I used some Nigari Silken Tofu from Trader Joe’s and it worked perfectly! No soy aftertaste whatsoever.

  56. Danielle Smith says

    I love your recipes and enjoy following all your blogs. By any chance do you have a frosting recipe for someone who can’t have dairy or soy? I can have small amounts of soy but absolutely no dairy. I’m making carrot cake cupcakes for Easter and where I will be able to eat the cupcake, I would reeeeeeaally like to enjoy a frosting. Can u help me? 🙂

  57. Emily says

    Do you think using plain, unsweetened soy yogurt instead of the tofu? My local natural food store carries soy yogurt, but not silken tofu.

  58. Ellen says

    Looks perfect for the vegan redvelvet cake I’m making for my son’s first birthday! How much sweetener do you recommend? Obviously to taste but a starting point? Thank you!

  59. Vickie Rich says

    When you posted the WW points for the Carrot Cake Waffles, is that serving size 1 waffle or for the recipe which makes two? Does the points include the suggested Healthy Cream Cheese frosting or is it just for the Waffle?
    Thank-you, you are doing a great service to woman-kind.

  60. Cecilia says

    I’ve just found this recipe and it sounds absolutely delicious! However, I’m wondering if you Katie, or anyone else knows whether it’s possible to freeze this frosting? With a toddler in the house, I rarely have time to prepare desserts on the day but rely very much on foods that I can make ahead of time and freeze. Thanks in advance to anyone who replies :)!

  61. Buffy says

    I’m guilty of making frosting recipes from the amazing Katie’s blog and eating it as a full meal. Or a second breakfast. Or a “taste test” it into oblivion.

  62. Ellie says

    Is there a possible substitute for the cream cheese style-tofutti or would it work without it? I just….want to move on and forget about this recipe because i can’t find this single ingredient in sweden, but. I can’t. I need this frosting in my life

  63. Sandy Stephens says

    on your healthy cream cheese frosting….. can you use regular or 1/3 fat cream cheese in place of the cream cheese spread or tofu?

  64. Becca says

    This was actually really gross. The cheese-like flavor was overpowering, and couldn’t really go with anything sweet; HOWEVER, I’m sure it’s a good recipe because I executed this one differently. First of all, I didn’t use any tofu; I used Tofutti cream cheese, and 2 tbsps less than recommended (but for some reason the flavor was sill to strong/strange). I used vanilla soy milk, and I’m unsure of how much stevia and vanilla extract I used because I kept having to add more to make it sweeter.

  65. bethany littleton says

    Making a carrot cake tomorrow and this is the healthiest frosting recipe I’ve found so thank you! Would honey work as the sweetener? Xx

  66. Lucina Mills says

    Tofu? Any non- fermented soy product is not healthy. Besides all soy being GM. I used to use tofu until I studied the results of consuming it. Baby formula made with soy delivers a shot of estrogen. Look it up.

    • Leanne says

      Look for organic soy products. Tofu and tempe are fine, as are frozen or fresh edamame. Anything with soy isolates is cancer promoting. Don’t know about children but soy products are breast cancer preventative.

  67. Noelle says

    Just for those looking for additional alternatives to the sweetener…I didn’t have powdered sugar and don’t love stevia, I used raw honey – a little more than a TBSP – and loved the results. Also – I didn’t notice the soy flavor other commenters have noted. LOVE the runny texture – really fun to drizzle on the strawberry muffins!

  68. Carla Abanes says

    HI Katie,

    Do you have any frosting recipe that does not require refrigeration? Or from the recipe posted above, can i remove the milk and substitute it with plain water?

    Thanks and more power!

  69. Crystal June says

    Do you happen to have a recipe for the ‘homemade cashew cream cheese’? My husband dislikes all of the vegan cream cheeses we have tried and I am curious about this option. Thanks!

  70. Skye says

    Kate, I have been following your recipes for several years. However, I am allergic to soy and coconut; I won’t eat any stevia or non sugar substitutes. Any suggestions?

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