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Low Carb Icing and Glaze

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This low carb icing can also be used as a glaze! With just a small change in quantities this sugar free icing can be pourable or spreadable!

Low Carb Icing and Glaze - whether you want it pourable or spreadable, here's an easy sugar-free recipe for you to try!

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Classic icing, also known as glacé icing, is a smooth and glossy mixture typically made with powdered sugar and water. Luckily these days we have some fantastic powdered sweeteners available these days like Lakanto and Swerve. If your favorite sweetener isn't available in powdered form, you can blitz regular granular sweetener in a food processor to form a powder.

Keep reading for flavor variations and how to use this pourable icing or spreadable glaze!

How to Make Low Carb Icing and Glaze

To make a pourable icing (great for drizzling on cakes and pastries), combine powdered sweetener (I used powdered Lakanto – and you can get 20% off everything in the Lakanto store if you use coupon code SAFTC), unsweetened almond milk, and clear vanilla flavoring or extract.

Low Carb Icing and Glaze - whether you want it pourable or spreadable, here's an easy sugar-free recipe for you to try!

The vanilla doesn't *have* to be clear – but it helps to keep that glossy bright white look while adding some flavor to balance the sweetener. 

Low Carb Icing and Glaze - whether you want it pourable or spreadable, here's an easy sugar-free recipe for you to try!

If you don't need to use the icing immediately, cover and store in the fridge. 

Low Carb Icing and Glaze - whether you want it pourable or spreadable, here's an easy sugar-free recipe for you to try!

For a spreadable glaze – ideal for cookies or cakes – you'll need the same ingredients but a different ratio. I've given the full information in the recipe card below. 

Low Carb Icing and Glaze - whether you want it pourable or spreadable, here's an easy sugar-free recipe for you to try!

Flavor Variations

I've used vanilla in my classic recipe but consider some alternatives:

Ways to Use Low Carb Glaze and Icing

As this is a new recipe I haven't necessarily included this glaze or icing in existing recipes – but here are my top suggestions:

 

Low Carb Icing and Glaze

Low Carb Icing and Glaze

Yield: Approx. ½ cup glaze
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

This low carb icing can also be used as a glaze! With just a small change in quantities this sugar free icing can be pourable or spreadable!

Ingredients

To Make a Pourable Icing

To Make a Spreadable Glaze

Instructions

  1. Depending on whether you want a pourable icing (for drizzling on cakes and pastries), or spreadable glaze (for cookies or cakes) combine the three ingredients together in a bowl or small jug.
  2. If you don't need to use the icing or glaze immediately, cover and store in the fridge. 

Notes

0.3g net carbs per serving of one tablespoon (based on the glaze recipe)

0.1g net carbs per serving of one tablespoon (based on the icing recipe)

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 servings Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving Calories 7Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 0.3gNet Carbohydrates 0.3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

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