Sugar Free Frosting that is all-natural and actually tastes good…Yeah Right?!? No, I’m serious, this frosting is really easy to make and well, tastes great because it’s made with ZenSweet. I know I’m a little biased being the creator of ZenSweet and all, but I promise this recipe is relatively easy and creates a light, fluffy frosting that has no bitter after taste what so ever. Kids of all ages love this frosting and really can’t taste the difference between the ZenSweet version compared to yucky old sugar. I made an amazing chocolate frosting that held up very well for the Almond Cake Recipe and you will see how to transform this vanilla frosting into a chocolate frosting as well.
3 TBSP flour or gluten-free flour blend of choice
1 cup milk or non-dairy milk of choice (Califia Coconut Almond milk is my favorite)
1 1/4 cup of ZenSweet
1 cup of unsalted organic butter, room temperature
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. sea salt
In a small saucepan over low heat combine 1/4 cup of the milk and 3 TBSP of flour. Whisk to combine and continue whisking until the mixture slowly cooks and begins to thicken.
As the mixture thickens, add the additional 3/4 cup of milk and 1 1/4 cup of ZenSweet. Whisk well to remove any lumps. When the mixture begins to boil, cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. This helps to remove the taste of flour from the frosting.
Cover with a piece of Saran wrap to prevent a skin from forming on top. Allow the mixture to cool. Cooling the mixture on the counter takes about an hour, or you can refrigerate it to speed up the process.
In the Almond Cake Recipe I mention topping mine with chocolate ZenSweet Frosting. It was really delicious and in fact, I make this the chocolate version of the frosting all the time for cupcakes as well.
To Make Chocolate ZenSweet Frosting
You Need: 9 ounces Chocolate of your choice. 3 ounces per cup of frosting. Melt the chocolate over medium heat, let it cool and add to the frosting after the butter at high-speed to ensure fluffiness.
Some combinations I like:
For a Very DARK Chocolate Flavor: 6 ounces of semi sweet + 3 ounces of unsweetened chocolate
For a completely Sugar Free option: 9 ounces of Sugar Free Chocolate-My favorite is Barry Callebaut as of now, until we bring you a ZenSweet Chocolate Chip. Barry Callebaut does contain maltitol, but its one of the better tasting options especially compared to Stevia sweetened chocolates. You can buy Barry Callebaut chips on Amazon HERE.
Now you know how to make a basic vanilla or chocolate Sugar Free Frosting that tastes is light, fluffy and Delicious….Yay!! In the next few months, I’ll bring more flavor variations using this basic recipe. We’ll make all sorts of scrumptious cupcakes and cakes heaped with healthy, clean eating, sugar-free, ZenSweet frosting.