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Beaten whipped cream - cream cheese frosting in a stand mixer.

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting (Lighter, Better)

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Adapted from this Stella Park’s recipe. I use a slightly different method: I beat the cream cheese and sugar first; then add the heavy cream. And I use slightly more cream, too. 


  • 8 oz  (226 g) cream cheese, cold
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
  • 3/4 cup (187 g) heavy cream
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Beat the cold cream cheese and sugar together until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. 
  2. Add the heavy cream, a pinch of salt, and the vanilla. Beat again until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  3. Taste. Adjust with more heavy cream, if desired, and beat again to lighten. I often add a pinch more salt, too. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stand Mixer
  • Cuisine: American