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Keto Frosting Shots {Fat Bombs}

Eating fat on keto just got a lot easier with these to-die-for Keto Frosting Shots! These delightful fat bombs contain only 0.58g net carbs per serving and a whopping 11g fat!

keto frosting shots in small cups in various colors

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Have you heard of “frosting shots”? Years ago, some clever bakeries began recognizing that some people are ALL about the frosting, so they started selling little shot glass-sized cups of pure frosting for the frosting fanatics. I don’t know who invented the frosting shot, but as a serious frosting fan, I’d like to give them a big hug because it’s a brilliant (and very, very tasty) idea.

Of course, a standard frosting shot is loaded with carbs because of the high sugar content. But fear not! Because I am all about bringing mainstream foods into the keto community, I’ve created these Keto Frosting Shots that are just as to-die-for as the originals. This keto frosting recipe is buttercream-flavored (thanks to a special ingredient), but you can get as creative as you want with the flavoring. (And, as you can see, I had a little fun with food dye in these photos!)

Keto Frosting Shots are ideal for a snack or dessert and will be a HUGE hit at parties with ketoers and non-ketoers alike. The only people who may not like these are people who don’t like frosting, and it’s probably not a good idea to associate with those sorts of people. 😉 (Kidding, of course!)

Let’s get started with this recipe… it’s a breeze to make!

Ingredients Needed for Keto Frosting Shots

Ingredient quantities are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.

Swerve Confectioners Sugar Replacement: If you’re looking for a sugar substitute, you’ll love Swerve Confectioners! It uses (natural) sugar alcohols which have zero effect on blood sugar, meaning you can subtract them from the net carb count. (That gives Swerve zero net carbs.) It also measures just like sugar, so there isn’t any guessing about how much to use. I purchase the 48 oz. bags because they are convenient and a much better price per ounce than the 12 oz. bags.

Capella Buttercream Flavor Drops: These flavor drops add the perfect buttercream flavor to this frosting. One bottle goes a long way!

Other ingredients:

  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Frosting cups (I used 2 oz for the photos, but the 1 oz size is better for smaller portions)

Tips for Making Keto Frosting Shots

For the recipe in detail, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Make sure the ingredients are at room temperature.
  • Use a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  • Don’t mix all ingredients together at once; follow the instructions on the recipe card for best results.

overhead view of keto frosting shots in various colors

I Need a Sweeter/Thicker Frosting! What Can I Do?

Traditional cream cheese frosting calls for a LOT of powdered sugar. Many recipes with this amount of butter and cream cheese call for two, or even FOUR, cups of powdered sugar. Personally, I think that’s sweetness overload, but if you want that level of sweetness, or if you want something a bit firmer to pipe onto keto sweets, you can increase the Swerve Confectioners to your desired sweetness/thickness. It will add zero net carbs since sugar alcohols are not included in the net carb count.

Should I Use Salted Butter or Unsalted Butter?

It’s completely up to you! I prefer the taste of salted butter in this recipe, but you can do any of the following:

  • Use unsalted butter
  • Use unsalted butter and add salt to taste
  • Use salted butter

I’m pretty sure you will be making this recipe a LOT, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to experiment!

stack of keto frosting shots in individual containers with purple on the top

How Big is a Serving of This Keto Frosting?

This recipe makes about 2 cups frosting, which means with 16 servings, each serving is 2 tbsp.

Nutrition Facts for Keto Frosting Shots

  • 99 calories
  • 11g fat
  • 1g protein
  • 0.58g net carbs

For a virtually carb-free keto frosting recipe, see my Keto Blueberry Pancake Mug Cake recipe post!

closeup view of keto frosting in small plastic cups including blue and purple mixed

*Thank you to reader DavetteB for a few suggestions that led to a better version of this recipe. 🙂

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keto frosting shots in small cups in various colors

Keto Frosting Shots

Eating fat on keto just got a lot easier with these to-die-for Keto Frosting Shots! These delightful fat bombs contain only 0.58g net carbs per serving and a whopping 11g fat!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: keto fat bomb, low carb frosting
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 99

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, vanilla extract, and flavor drops.
  • Add half of the Swerve Confectioners and cream together again.
  • Add cream cheese. Cream together.
  • Add remaining Swerve Confectioners and cream together one last time.
  • Your frosting should be thick and fluffy now. Add food coloring for fun or enjoy as-is!

Notes

 
How to Store: In the fridge. Technically, it should last as long as your cream cheese or butter expiration date, but I usually don't store it any longer than two weeks.

Salted or Unsalted Butter? I prefer the taste of salted butter in this recipe, but you can do any of the following:
  • Use unsalted butter
  • Use unsalted butter and add salt to taste
  • Use salted butter

For a Sweeter or Firmer Frosting: Traditional cream cheese frosting calls for a LOT of powdered sugar. Many recipes with this amount of butter and cream cheese call for two, or even FOUR, cups of powdered sugar. Personally, I think that's sweetness overload, but if you want that level of sweetness, or if you want something a bit firmer to pipe onto keto sweets, you can increase the Swerve Confectioners to your desired sweetness/thickness. It will add zero net carbs since sugar alcohols are not included in the net carb count.

For Another Flavor: Feel free to experiment with the flavor of this frosting!
Nutrition Facts
Keto Frosting Shots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 96mg4%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 0.58g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer



Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.

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