High Protein Frosting

1 Bowl240 cals

Level up your healthy desserts with this High Protein Frosting recipe! Made with this simple ingredients you can find everywhere, low in sugar, and just as good as the “real” thing.

All you need for this one? A mixing bowl big enough for all of your ingredients, something to mix them with, and your favorite healthy dessert to use this topping on!

Start by adding right into your mixing bowl 6 tablespoons of fat free whipped topping, 1 scoop of your choice protein powder, 1 optional packet of your choice sweetener, and 4 ounces of reduced or fat free cream cheese.

Flavor tip? Make sure your protein powder tastes good as it’ll be the main flavor of your frosting!

Mix all of those high protein frosting ingredients together until smooth. You can thicken up your frosting by adding in some more cream cheese or with 1/4 teaspoon of some xanthan gum.

That’s it, your frosting is ready! Store it in the fridge and proceed to put it on absolutely everything. Some of our favorite things to put this on?

Let us know some of your favorite things to eat this on in the comments below.

Protein Frosting Recipe

High Protein Frosting

Top your healthy desserts with some High Protein Frosting! This easy to make topping is made with simple ingredients and low in sugar.
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy frosting, protein frosting
Servings: 1 Bowl
Calories: 240kcal
Cost: $1

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  • 6 Tablespoons Whipped Topping - Fat Free
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder - Your choice flavor
  • 1 Packet Sweetener - *Optional
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese - Fat Free or Reduced Fat


  • Mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl until you reach your desired consistency



Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 240
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 1165mg
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Protein: 40g


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Sodium: 1165mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 10g


  1. Mike on June 8, 2024 at 8:01 pm

    5 stars
    Just like the other member I NEVER leave comments. I’m excited to try this recipe as you’ve documented it as I was attempting to do your french toast as well as this simultaneously and mixed the ingredients. My frosting came out amazing however a little different. I had 2 eggs and the cottage cheese .5 cup in my blender, then added the cream cheese and vanilla. The consistency was that like of a cinnabon icing. Unsure of the macros but wow, having this on the protein french toast on 40 cal bread? Yeah, this is a game changer!

  2. Chrys on April 16, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    5 stars
    I literally NEVER leave comments on recipes but I had to leave one for this recipe because when I tell you I am in SHOCK…

    It literally just tastes like cream cheese frosting. This is coming from someone who does not like the taste of protein at all.

    I did modify just a bit. I added 1 tsp of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt to enhance the flavor. So excited to use this as a dip for strawberries this week.

    THANK YOU!!!

    • Derek Howes on April 20, 2023 at 10:24 am

      Love it Chrys!!! Glad you liked it.

  3. Shahad Jamaluddin on July 4, 2017 at 12:00 am

    You should have a recipe cost listed to all your recipes. I’ve noticed them in some of them but not all of them have the cost listed.

    • Derek Howes on July 7, 2017 at 12:00 am

      Thanks for the feedback Shahad! I’ll try to estimate from now on (whenever I remember)!

  4. Liani Oistad on June 23, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Do you suggest casein or whey? Thanks!

  5. Alex on March 3, 2016 at 12:00 am



    But… I’m in Australia and can’t find cool whip. No-one knows what it is when I ask either.

    So, is there a substitute? If so, what?

    • Derek Howes on March 3, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Hi Alex! It’s a thicker whipped topping. It does give it a bit of a better texture but you don’t really need it. I’m releasing a new frosting video this week so if you want you can wait for some of those ideas!

  6. CK on December 27, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Ok, well, this was awesome. Had it with the protein pumpkin brownie 🙂

  7. Michael on March 12, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Seriously amazing. Why does anyone ever eat normal frosting??

    • Derek Howes on March 12, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Haha! I ask myself this every time…

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