4.92 from 12 votes
Whipped cream frosting: pipes well and can be made ahead! Perfect for cupcakes and cakes.
Whipped Cream Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Need a fluffy, light frosting that holds its shape well? Look no further than this whipped cream frosting recipe! Made with just 3 simple ingredients. It's more stable than regular whipped cream and is perfect for any make-ahead dessert!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: frosting or topping
Keyword: whipped cream frosting
Servings: 10
Calories: 351 kcal
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces cream cheese*
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 3/4 cups heavy cream, cold
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place the cream cheese and powdered sugar in a large bowl and beat on medium-low speed until smooth.
  2. Turn the mixer down to medium-low speed and pour the heavy cream down the side of the bowl in a very slow and steady stream, stopping every now and then to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula.
  3. When all the cream has been added, turn the mixer up to medium-high and whip until the frosting holds stiff peaks.
  4. Fold in the vanilla extract, if using.

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Recipe Notes

* Do not use cream cheese from a tub. Look for the kind of cream cheese that comes in a brick for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Whipped Cream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Potassium 80mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 25.3%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 0.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.