Low-Fat Chocolate Icing

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless This Mess
  • Prep Time: 5min
  • Cook Time: 0min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


A low-fat, easy chocolate icing recipe perfect for cupcakes and cakes.



  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 7 tablespoons one-percent milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Combine the powdered sugar and cocoa together in the food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Add the milk, butter, melted chocolate, and vanilla, and pocess untill smooth.


I don’t recommend measuring out the milk over the hole in the top of the food processor… you might get a little crazy and spill some extra milk in which will make your icing too thin. This may or may not have happened to me 😉

I used dutch processed cocoa powder and would recommend it. You can use traditional but your icing won’t be as dark as mine.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 12 SERVING SIZE: About 1oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327.1 Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 5.3mg Sodium: 5.2mg Carbohydrates: 58.8g Sugars: 58.7g Protein: 3g Vitamin A: 16.4µg Vitamin C: 0mg

Keywords: food processor icing, chocolate icing recipe, easy chocolate frosting recipe