Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting


This Greek yogurt cream cheese frosting is the most delicious healthy cream cheese frosting we’ve ever had! It’s lightened up, but still equally delicious!

We love this lightened up cream cheese frosting recipe so much because it’s lower in both sugar and calorie than classic cream cheese frosting, but tastes JUST as good!

This recipe is made with all-natural sugar, part Greek yogurt, and is naturally gluten-free! Keep reading to learn how to make it.


All you need are 4 simple ingredients to make the most delicious frosting out there!

  • Cream cheese – feel free to use nonfat for full-fat. Both work!
  • Plain nonfat Greek yogurt – for this recipe, we used nonfat Greek yogurt, but if you’re a full-fat kind of person feel free to use that!
  • Maple syrup – maple syrup is our favorite all-natural sweetener, especially for this recipe because it’s warm and sweet!
  • Vanilla extract – every dessert recipe deserves a splash of vanilla.

flavor tip

Want flavored frosting? Try using a flavored cream cheese such as strawberry or raspberry. Or, you can also try adding a little jam to your frosting, too.

How to Make Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting

Our healthy cream cheese frosting recipe only takes 10 minutes to put together! Here’s how to do it:

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. Then, use your hand mixer to whip all of the ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Use immediately on your favorite cakes and breads.

Want some quick tips on how to soften cream cheese? Check out this post from our sister site, The Cheese Knees.

Want to turn your frosting into a glaze?

Looking to turn your healthy cream cheese frosting into more of a drippy glaze? Simply add a little bit more maple syrup OR almond milk/milk in order to thin it out to reach your desired consistency.

What to Use Your Frosting On

From cupcakes, to muffins, to loaves, use this healthy cream cheese frosting on anything and everything! Here are some of our fav baked goods to try it on:

Flavor Variations

This is such a great base recipe for cream cheese frosting. Here are some ideas to really take it up a notch!

  • jam/preserve
  • mini chocolate chips
  • peanut butter/nut butter
  • orange zest


Store leftover Greek yogurt cream cheese frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To use after refrigeration: bring frosting to room temperature. Then, add a little bit of milk and use your hand mixer to whip it until smooth.

Can you freeze cream cheese frosting?

We don’t recommend freezing cream cheese frosting because it is made from dairy. Often times when dairy thaws, it curdles and/or thaws with a weird texture.

Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting

This Greek yogurt cream cheese frosting is the most delicious healthy cream cheese frosting we’ve ever had! It’s lightened up, but still equally delicious!

Prep: 10 minutsCook: 0 minutsTotal: 8 minute

Fat 2 Carbs 6 Protein 2

Yield 8 1x


  • 2 oz. fat-free cream cheese, room temperature (~1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt, almost room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place all of the ingredients for the cream cheese frosting into a large bowl.
  2. Use an electric mixer to whip all the ingredients together until the frosting is smooth.
  3. Use immediately. 

Tips & Notes

Storage: Store leftover cream cheese frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To use after refrigeration, let frosting come to room temperature and then add a splash of milk. Use your hand mixer to whip until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 Calories: 55 Sugar: 6 Fat: 2 Carbohydrates: 6 Fiber: 0 Protein: 2

Author: Lee FunkeCategory: DessertMethod: No-BakeCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

Keywords: healthy cream cheese frosting

About Lee Funke

Lee is the founder of Fit Foodie Finds and based in Minneapolis, MN. She started this website in 2010 as a way to share her love for real food and wellness.

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