Whipped Ricotta Frosting

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With just 4 ultra simple keto-friendly ingredients, you’ll be frosting a keto treat with a sugar-free frosting in no time!

Whipped ricotta frosting. Ketogenic and sugar-free. Collage of two recipes.

It only takes about 10 minutes to prepare this ricotta frosting.

Whip it up with a hand blender, immersion blender with the whisk attachment or in a food processor.

It takes keto baking to the next level with a rich layer of silky buttercream frosting!

Whipped ricotta frosting.

Thick and Creamy Ricotta Frosting

Apply the frosting ahead of time or just before serving. It will firm up a little in the fridge as it chills but is just as delicious. Give a squeeze of lemon juice or add in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, ½ teaspoon ginger powder and ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom for a spicy chai flavor.

This would be very similar to the Chai Spice Buttercream Frosting from my keto baking guide: The Ultimate Guide to Low-Carb Baking.

I paired the ricotta frosting with my Keto Carrot Cake. It was a hit!

We also like it on this easy Keto Chocolate Cake recipe.

I think it would also be excellent on Keto Pumpkin Bread and Macadamia Nut Keto Coffee Cake.

Use this creamy sugar-free ricotta frosting anywhere a traditional cream cheese frosting might be appropriate. Be sure to whip it well so the sweetener mixes completely into the cheesy butter and the ricotta lumps get smoothed out!

If you decide you are looking for something more delicate, make a Dairy-Free Keto Icing instead. It’s excellent for piping and detailed decoration.

Sweetening Whipped Ricotta Frosting

I use LAKANTO’s Golden formula because it is an excellent, quick and convenient way to sweeten keto foods. These “sugar” crystals blend into the butter and ricotta just like white sugar would. I love the formulation of the LAKANTO products because there is never a bitter aftertaste! My family never liked stevia sweetened recipes for this exact reason. The Monkfruit Sweetener is a great alternative for those who are sensitive to erythritol/sugar alcohols or any other artificial sweeteners.

In this podcast, I learned all about the way LAKANTO is made and the specific attention to quality taken by the company. I’m so appreciative to be able to link up with a company that hold such high levels of integrity and provides such a useful product to those interested in cutting out the sugar from their diet.

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LAKANTO Monkfruit Sweetener is

  • ZERO GLYCEMIC – Lakanto Sweetener will not increase blood sugar
  • Zero Calories – With no sugar or added artificial flavoring
  • USEFUL – Flavor your tea, water, yogurt, desserts, smoothies, coffee
  • EASY- Convenient for on-the-go everyday use
  • Non-GMO Verified Monk Fruit
  • DELICIOUS with no bitter aftertaste
  • Gut-friendly

My favorite KETO-FRIENDLY sweetener! It really is! Making homemade chocolates and delicious low-carb baked goods is so easy with this sugar replacement!


I use Lakanto exclusively, but if you can’t get it delivered to your area, use plain erythritol or stevia drops instead.

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Whipped Ricotta Frosting

Jessica Haggard
Use this creamy sugar-free ricotta frosting anywhere a traditional cream cheese frosting might be appropriate.
4.34 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 51 kcal



  • In a food processor, whip the butter and ricotta until smooth; smooth all lumps. Slowly add Lakanto until the frosting has reached a thick consistency. Mix in the lemon zest.
    300 grams ricotta cheese, 3 tablespoons butter, 1/2 cup Keto brown sugar substitute, lemon zest
  • Spread on muffins, cupcakes, cakes, and sweet breads. Can frost ahead of time and save the food in the fridge until serving.

Nutrition & Macros

Serving: 2TbspCalories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 34mgNet Carbohydrates: 1g

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1 thought on “Whipped Ricotta Frosting”

  1. 5 stars
    I love the taste and texture of this frosting, plus the added bonus of knowing I’m eating something nutrient-dense and not just empty calories.


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