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Old 02-15-2011, 10:09 AM   #1
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Can I use liquid sweetener in cream cheese frosting?

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I'm going to make spice cake muffins and need a cream cheese frosting.
Most of the ones I've seen use granular splenda, can I use EZ-Sweetz or my Torani/DaVinci syrups instead?
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:14 AM   #2
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Yes. I've used my version of EZSweets.

The Torani or DaVinci syrups are not as concentrated, so may give you too runny a result by the time you get it as sweet as you want it (which for me, frosting has to be "makes your teeth hurt sweet" ) - the Splenda granular really doesn't do a thing for bulking so no worries about eliminating it.
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Yes, you can. I usually use sucralose liquid in my cream cheese frosting. Delicious. I'm not sure about the Torani syrup, only because it might get too liquidy.
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As they said, the Torani/DaVinci just won't work.

Also, if you want to eliminate the maltodextrin carbs, use the concentrated liquid Splenda instead of the granulated Splenda.
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yes, not the syrup, it will make it too runny, though to be honest, a cream cheese/Torani "glaze" drizzled over whatever would probably be lovely!

if you use the liquid splenda, it won't have the texture of frosting, it will be sweetened cream cheese. that's fine too, very good! either warm it slightly in the microwave to loosen it up to spread or thin it a little bit.

but I really recommend the powdered erythritol. it makes a breathtaking frosting.

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Old 02-15-2011, 04:34 PM   #6
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but I really recommend the powdered erythritol. it makes a breathtaking frosting.

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I agree, but when I use the powdered e, I add a little bit (1/8 tsp) of xanthan gum to blunt the cooling effect. Some people don't mind it, though. It's a personal choice.
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I agree, but when I use the powdered e, I add a little bit (1/8 tsp) of xanthan gum to blunt the cooling effect. Some people don't mind it, though. It's a personal choice.
good point. personally, I consider sugar disadvantaged because it DOESN'T have the cooling effect... it's lovely! but some don't like it, yes.
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Yes. I've used my version of EZSweets.

The Torani or DaVinci syrups are not as concentrated, so may give you too runny a result by the time you get it as sweet as you want it (which for me, frosting has to be "makes your teeth hurt sweet" ) - the Splenda granular really doesn't do a thing for bulking so no worries about eliminating it.
yeah my frosting has to be that sweet too! I should get some help for that... can you get your "sweet tooth" pulled lol.

thanks for all the replies, they've helped tremendously!
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My recipe for cream cheese frosting uses cream cheese, butter, a splash of DaVinci's and a little shake from my Splenda Quick Pack. I think the DaVinci's gves it a nice smooth texture. . .still frosting, not like a glaze at all.
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I made icing for the LC cinnamon rolls (and do often) - I actually PAID ATTENTION to my amounts the other day! LOL! I used 8 oz. softened cream cheese, a teaspoon of vanilla extra, a Splenda quickpack (equivalent to 1 cup sugar, so use liquid or whatever you have the = 1 cup), and about 1/4 teaspoon NuNaturals NuStevia 0 carb stevia blend powder. I whip that together with my hand mixer and then add in enough heavy whipping cream to give it a bit of a "fluffy" texture - probably half a cup anyway, maybe a bit more.

It's so dang good! That was enough to frost the tops of 12 cinnamon buns plus some left over for maybe another 4 to 6 of them next time around. (they don't last long in my house....)
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I keep looking for the Splenda Quick packs when I go to the store, but they're not anywhere- what's the deal!?
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The Quick pacs were discontinued long ago. Some people stockpiled them at that time.

I use Fiberfit instead, some use ezsweet. They are both concentrated liquid "splenda".
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Yep, they're gone from the shelves - except MY shelves - I must have 60 boxes of them (with what, 5 packets per box) stashed away!

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!
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Yep, they're gone from the shelves - except MY shelves - I must have 60 boxes of them (with what, 5 packets per box) stashed away!

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!
I stockpiled them, too, when I found out they were being discontinued. I got a ton at my local Big Lots. When they stopped showing up on the shelves there, I had my mom buy out the shelves at her local Big Lots in Florida. My DH was cleaning out the pantry yesterday and noticed my 3 gallon-sized bags of them and tried to throw some away. He was like, "how much of this stuff do you need?" Needless to say, it's back in my pantry. Stupid boy.
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LOL Andrea! That would be grounds for instant dismissal!

DH KNOWS not to mess with my cooking stuff. Pots, pans, gadgets, ingredients - no matter how useless HE might think it is, he knows to just leave it be!
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Yep, they're gone from the shelves - except MY shelves - I must have 60 boxes of them (with what, 5 packets per box) stashed away!

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!
Really,
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