Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting

Makes 9 servings.


4 ounces tub-style light cream cheese
¼ cup cocoa powder
⅓ cup Splenda granulated sweetener
2 cups light whipped topping, divided


1. In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, cocoa powder, and sweetener with an electric mixer until well blended.
2. On slow speed, beat in 1 cup of the whipped topping to incorporate. Add the remaining 1 cup and beat on low very briefly until combined and fluffy.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 40
Carbohydrate 12g (Sugars 6g)
Total Fat 2g (Sat Fat 4g)
Protein 2g
Fiber 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 80mg

Food Exchanges: 1 Fat
Carbohydrate Choices: 0
Weight Watcher Point Comparison: 1

Additional comments:

This chocolate lovers’ recipe is an absolute staple for me. I’ve never been a fan of heavy, cloying cream cheese frostings, so I came up with the idea of using a bit of light whipped topping to create a light, smooth, and incredibly fluffy frosting that still retains that great cream cheese taste. Make this once, and I guarantee you’ll find multiple uses for it. One of my readers says she enjoys it best straight out of the bowl. Makes ~ 2 cups

Recipe courtesy of Eat What You Love: More than 300 Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories

Marlene Koch, RD, is a registered dietitian who has specialized in delicious food and healthy lifestyles for over twenty years. Marlene holds a degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Los Angeles, California. Marlene is a best-selling author of healthy, low-sugar cookbooks. Marlene is a frequent guest on TV, radio and websites such as iVillage and
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