Healthy All-Purpose Vanilla Bean Icing!  You guessed it, this icing is perfect for, well, basically everything.  It’s great as a frosting, a dessert sauce, a fruit dip, a mixture to be slathered all over your face…  it’s THAT good, you’ll want to do that.  Or bathe in it.  Whateva tickles yo fancy  😉

This Vanilla Bean Icing is seriously sexy.  Oh yes.  I could stare at this stuff all day.  Let’s just take a moment to gawk at this beautiful stuff being poured:

Healthy All-Purpose Vanilla Bean Icing (refined sugar free, low carb, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits


This is heaven on earth.

This icing is sweet and addicting, but without the refined white sugar and artificial flavorings.

It’s buttery rich, thick and creamy, but without the butter, margarine, shortening, oil or trans fats.

So, why does it taste so damn good?  And how did I just spend 30 minutes standing in my kitchen scraping every last bit of it out of the blender?

Healthy All-Purpose Vanilla Bean Icing (refined sugar free, low carb, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

The answer?

Healthy, natural and wholesome ingredients that you can feel good about eating.

And a few more bonuses?

This icing is refined sugar free, low carb, low fat, high protein and gluten free.


This Healthy All-Purpose Vanilla Bean Icing is truly the recipe to celebrate my 4th blogiversary.

YES, Desserts With Benefits is turning 4 years old today!  I can’t believe it.  Have I seriously been blogging for 4 years?  How did that happen??

I’ll just be honest with you…  I’m not the most sentimental person on Earth, but this blogiversary happens to coincide with a number of important life events for me.  It’s an emotional time, and I thought I’d share what’s going on with you:

  1. I started this blog as a freshman in university.  In less than 1 month I will be a university graduate.  I will soon experience what it is like to blog without homework and exams and projects and annoying professors hanging over my head.  This is slightly freaking me out.
  2. After graduating, I’m going to move to another state.  Still not 100% sure where, however.  Texas, Connecticut, California?  Do I want to move to a city I love, back home with my family and dogs, or to an entirely new state where I’ve never stepped foot in?  I have no idea!
  3. I will become a full-time blogger.  My absolute dream and ultimate fear.
  4. I’ll be getting my first tattoo, which is incredibly symbolic for me.  Once I graduate I’ll write a much more in-depth post about what this tattoo means, my past, and my college experience.  I want to start opening up more about my life on this blog.  Even though in person I’m an open book, I feel like I keep my personal life completely separate from the blog.  I tend to bottle everything up inside and hide in my shell.  I’m not a hermit crab, but I kinda feel like one sometimes  😉

Healthy All-Purpose Vanilla Bean Icing (refined sugar free, low carb, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

To celebrate this momentous day (and calm my bouncing nerves), I made Healthy Vanilla Bean Icing.  I had planned on making Whey Protein Bars (a big reader request) but that totally failed!  I ended up adding a few more ingredients to the original recipe and BAM!  This delicious icing was born.

I feel like some dessert fairy swept in and snuck magical dust into the batter, because I could eat this stuff for every meal of the day — breakfast, 2nd breakfast, lunch, 2nd lunch, snack, dinner, dessert — OHMIGERD it’s that amazing.

Healthy All-Purpose Vanilla Bean Icing (refined sugar free, low carb, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

This Healthy Vanilla Bean Icing is definitely going to be a staple food for me over the next month on the way to my graduation, and of course, every month beyond that.

When essays, exams and homework bog me down, I’ll just stand up from my desk, stretch, walk over to my fridge, and spoon some of this foodgasm-worthy deliciousness into my face.

Nerves?  Totally gone.

Guilt?  What guilt?!  This icing is guilt-free!

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