creamy whipped cream frosting

Easy Creamy Frosting Recipe

5/5 (1)
25 mins
Vadim Rachok
06.02.2024
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Let’s make the creamy frosting that will be the star of any dessert you like. All that you need is just 4 ingredients and 15 minutes. Below you will find a step-by-step creamy frosting recipe. Well, turn your simple baked goods into a delicious treat with creamy frosting!

Creamy frosting is a versatile and delightful addition to any dessert, instantly transforming simple baked goods into mouthwatering treats. This recipe offers a quick and easy way to whip up a creamy frosting that's perfect for cakes, cupcakes, and more. The combination of butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract creates a luscious and velvety texture that's easy to work with, whether you're spreading it smoothly or piping it into decorative designs.

What is a Creamy Frosting?

The creamy frosting is used to decorate and frost cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods. It’s liked for its light and creamy texture, which makes it easy to spread and pipe onto desserts. The main ingredients in creamy frosting are usually butter, powdered sugar, and milk. 

The creamy frosting takes the dessert to the next level by infusing it with a rich, buttery sweetness, and achieving a velvety smooth texture. Also, it enhances the overall flavor profile with a touch of vanilla extract. As a result, your simple baked goods turn into a real treat.

creamy whipped frosting recipe

Creamy Frosting Ingredients

  • Butter at room temperature: Butter adds richness and flavor to the frosting and contributes to its smooth and creamy texture.
  • Powdered sugar: It is the primary sweetener in the frosting and helps to thicken it.
  • Milk: Milk helps to achieve the desired texture of the frosting. Thanks to this, you can use frosting to spread or pipe it onto cakes and cupcakes. 
  • Vanilla sugar: Vanilla extract adds a pleasant vanilla flavor to the frosting.

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Step-By-Step Creamy Frosting Recipe

  1. To make the creamy frosting, just add the milk to the butter and beat with a whisk or a blender with a whisk attachment.
  2. Then, add powdered sugar and vanilla sugar. Beat the mixture until fluffy and homogeneous.
  3. Spread on your favorite baked goods and desserts. Enjoy!

Chef Recipe Tips:

  • The best way to whip the cream is with a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. This will ensure that the mousse will have the perfect consistency. 
  • For convenience, it is better to put the frosting in a pastry bag. If you want to decorate the cake, it is best to use a star-shaped nozzle in the pastry bag.
  • You can substitute vanilla extract for vanilla sugar.

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How to Store Creamy Frosting?

You can easily store creamy frosting for later use. Tightly covered, it will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week, and you can rest assured that it will retain its delicious texture without drying to a hard finish.

Can I Freeze a Creamy Frosting?

Yes, you can freeze creamy frosting. To prevent freezer burn and maintain quality, cover it tightly. When ready to use, thaw it in the refrigerator. If necessary, stir it well to restore its creamy consistency.

I will not tire of repeating that it is the combination of high amounts of saturated fats with simple carbohydrates that causes the greatest harm to our bodies (both at the cellular level and directly to our figures and overall well-being). This cream is precisely such a case. A large amount of saturated fats from butter combines with an equally large amount of simple carbohydrates from sugar. I cannot recommend this recipe even if your goal is not weight loss but weight gain, as such food will not contribute to gaining quality mass but will only lead to an increase in subcutaneous and visceral fat levels, as well as risks to the cardiovascular system. But there is one life hack: simply replacing sugar with a non-caloric sugar substitute (for example, a blend of stevia and erythritol) will make this cream perfect for any keto dessert! Therefore, keto diet enthusiasts may still consider this recipe.

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
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Easy Creamy Frosting Recipe
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
Category:Desserts
Make fluffy and light frosting with a simple recipe with just 4 ingredients!
creamy whipped cream frosting
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
it depends on the dish it is served with
The ingredients you need:
7 ounces (200 g) room temperature butter
4 ounces (100 g) powdered sugar
0,7 ounces (20 g) milk
0,18 ounces (5 g) vanilla sugar
Let’s start !
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1. Add the milk to the butter and beat with a whisk or a blender with a whisk attachment.

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2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla sugar. Beat the mixture until fluffy and homogeneous.

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3. Spread on your favorite baked goods and enjoy.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 15
Calories: 173
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g16%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 94mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%
Total Sugars 14g 
Protein 1g 
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0mg1%
Potassium 30mg1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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When preparing creamy frosting, it's crucial to have your butter at room temperature. Softened butter not only blends more easily but also ensures a smooth and creamy consistency in your frosting. To bring your butter to the right temperature, simply leave it out on the counter for about 30-60 minutes before you start making the frosting. If you're in a hurry, you can cut the butter into smaller pieces to speed up the softening process. Just remember that using overly warm or melted butter can lead to a less-than-ideal texture in your frosting. So, take your time and enjoy the process of creating creamy, decadent desserts!

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