The Ultimate 2-Minute, 2-Ingredient Protein Frosting Recipe

The Ultimate 2-Minute, 2-Ingredient Protein Frosting Recipe

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I’ve made a ton of protein frosting, icing, and fillings in my recipe experiments. In all honesty, it’s hard to mess frosting up because it’s sweet and creamy. But there’s gotta be a winner, and this recipe is the Tom Brady of protein frostings.

Before we get to the recipes, I have to admit something. All three recipes have two ingredients at their base, but you may have to add 1-2 things to make each unique. Don’t worry, they’re simple things like stevia, Swerve, or cocoa powder. I just didn’t want you to think all three would be two ingredients.

And before you get to the protein frosting recipes, I’d like to suggest a few recipes that go well with this frosting:

reese's protein cheesecake

Protein Frosting Ingredients

This will obviously be a short list. Other than protein, your core ingredient will be fat-free evaporated milk. Since some fat-free versions have a ton of added sugar and come out the same in terms of calories, I recommend Nestle Carnation. One serving has only 25 calories. If you shop at Kroger, I’ve noticed they have a comparable product as well.

I’ll add that any milk works here, but plant-based milk like almond or soy milk don’t turn out as creamy. If you’re experimenting with other types of milk, start with 1/2 the amount the recipe calls for and add slowly until your protein frosting has the consistency you’d like.

best milk for low calorie recipes

You can use any protein you’d like. I find that a vanilla protein with added cocoa gives a better chocolate taste, but you could just use chocolate protein and omit the cocoa if you like. As for protein recommendations, I go with Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey and/or Dymatize’s Whey or Elite XT blended protein. They’re reputable brands that have been around forever.

The macros in both recipes are with Gold Standard Whey. 

No matter what protein you use, the infographic below may help when looking at labels so you get the best quality/price.

how to choose the best protein powder

A Serious Recipe Upgrade

This recipe originally called for stevia as its sweetener. I still love stevia and still use it regularly, but I understand that some don’t enjoy the taste. So, I’ve been experimenting with other low-calorie sweeteners and have fallen in love with Swerve’s confectioner’s blend.

Swerve is a sweetener that subs 1:1 for sugar and is made from erythritol and oligosaccharides (similar to the IMO syrup I used for the homemade quest bars). If you don’t have an issue with artificial sweeteners, I would highly suggest picking some of this up. So far, I’ve found it works a bit better in baked recipes than stevia as well. I got mine on Amazon here.

If you don’t have any on hand, a granular sweetener like stevia will work just fine.

protein frosting recipe
3.95 from 20 votes
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Rainbow Protein Frosting

The best tasting protein frosting yet.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 178 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.

Recipe Notes

178 Calories | 27P | 12 C | 2F

Nutrition Facts
Rainbow Protein Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Protein 27g 54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

protein frosting recipe

reese's protein cheesecake
4.1 from 10 votes
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Chocolate Protein Frosting

The best tasting protein frosting yet.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 180 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.

Recipe Notes

180 Calories | 28P | 14 C | 1F

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Protein Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Protein 28g 56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

chocolate protein pancakes recipe

high protein birthday cake
4.67 from 3 votes
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Vanilla Protein Frosting

A simple and delicious high protein vanilla frosting recipe.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 158 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.

Recipe Notes

158 Calories | 27P | 9 C | 1F

Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Protein Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Protein 27g 54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

high protein brownie recipe

One last suggestion before you go would be to try the one-minute protein brownie with the chocolate frosting. It’s next level tasty!

If you make any of these protein frosting recipes or any other recipe on my site, tag me in your creation on Instagram. I hope you enjoy!

P.S. If you’re looking for more high protein chocolate recipes, I think you’ll love my free cookbook for chocolate lovers. You can learn more about it here or simply enter your info below to have a copy sent straight to your email.

A frosting that has nearly 30 grams of protein and tastes like actual frosting?!?



4 thoughts on “The Ultimate 2-Minute, 2-Ingredient Protein Frosting Recipe”

    • You could. I prefer using cocoa powder with vanilla protein for a more authentic chocolate flavor. Not to mention, I buy vanilla protein exclusively since it can be turned into chocolate with cocoa powder, but going from chocolate protein powder to vanilla protein powder isn’t really an option.

  • I’ve made the chocolate frosting recipe three times now. I absolutely LOVE it. One time I just made half and dipped graham crackers in it (to die for) and the other two times I’ve used it as frosting on my protein donuts. SO good!!

  • This recipe is a regular in my house. I always have a jar of it made in my fridge. I’ve subbed out the evaporated milk when I ran out for almond milk. Still good! Pro tip- dipping Golden Grahams in the vanilla frosting tastes like dunkaroos!

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