Today we want to show you how to prepare a healthy sugar-free glaze with only two ingredients: natural sweetener erythritol and almond milk. It's practically calorie-free, meaning you can use it to garnish your mouth-watering sweet creations without using any added sugars.
Classic icing, also known as glacé icing, is a glossy and smooth glaze made by whisking powdered white sugar with water. Although it tastes delicious, it's not so good for your health. Refined white sugar quickly raises blood sugar levels, affecting insulin balance and eventually leading to weight gain.
Erythritol, instead, is a sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in fruit but has zero sugars and zero calories, making it the perfect sugar alternative without side effects. Your taste buds perceive it almost as sweet as sugar. Still, it doesn't affect your blood glucose and insulin levels once it's absorbed into the bloodstream.
Erythritol is a safe sweetener for people with diabetes, those following a ketogenic diet, or looking for a healthier sugar option. That's why we decided to use it to prepare this sugar-free icing. Our recipe is vegan and gluten-free, and, as it has no carbs, it works great as a keto glaze icing.
All you have to do is blitz erythritol in a food processor until it turns into a fine powder, similar to icing sugar. Then, sift it in a bowl and beat it with almond until dissolved. Our tried and tested ingredients ratio yields a pourable glaze, perfect for drizzling cakes and pastries. If you want a thicker icing, we'll give you the option to adjust the ingredients to make a more spreadable glaze, perfect for decorating cookies or cakes.
The default ingredients yield 350g (12 oz) of sugar-free glaze, enough to ice one cake or eight pastries.