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Monday, June 29, 2020

The BEST Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

This boiled milk frosting has a cream cheese twist. It is light and fluffy like your favorite ermine frosting but with that tang you love.  It is perfect for topping or filling so many things!

close up of swirl of fluffy whipped cream cheese frosting

     This frosting is so light and fluffy.  It has the tang of cream cheese and just enough sweetness to make it taste like frosting.  There's no powdered sugar, but you do make a milk, flour and sugar paste before you whip it up.  If you like boiled milk frosting, you are going to love this!


  Have I told you lately how much I love a good frosting?  I love a good frosting!

    Lately I have really been loving cooked frostings.  It all started with boiled milk or ermine frosting

      It was introduced to me as whipped cream frosting and it is super fluffy and just lightly sweet!  It has a butter base mixed with a thickened flour and milk mixture.

  This one is very similar, but with cream cheese.  It is a soft and luscious frosting that is tangy and just a little sweet.  It's just right!


mixer beater full of fluffy whipped cream cheese frosting



    I usually reserve this frosting for a cake that I am going to serve in the pan.  It would probably work on a layer cake, but you would want to keep it cold.

    It can hold up to light piping, but it does not do super well in the heat.  The cream cheese definitely gives it a little droop on a hot summer's day.

    Don't let that stop you from making it, just be strategic when you do.  Use it to frost a sheet cake, or keep it cool if you get more adventurous than that.

   The first time I made it, it went on top of  Di's banana cake.  It was soooo good!

   The moist banana cake and fluffy cream cheese frosting went so well together.  It was an instant hit and definitely gave the caramel frosting we normally serve on the cake a run for its money.

    When I was trying to come up with a fun filling for cream horns, this frosting instantly popped into my mind.  I just knew it would be a fun twist on the classic.

hand holding cream horn filled with cream cheese ermine frosting



     It may seem intimidating to make, but it is really pretty easy.  Getting the first step right is integral to getting the final texture right later.

     So start by thickening milk with flour and sugar into a thick paste.  Make sure it is at least as thick as it is in the video.  If you anything, go a little thicker.

    Then beat into cream cheese and you have the smoothest and creamiest cream cheese frosting you could imagine! You may be tempted to skip the rest of the dessert and just go after the bowl with a spoon.

Tips and Tricks


Making sure you get the flour and milk mixture thick enough is the most important part of getting the final texture correct.  It should be the consistency of a thick pudding while it's warm and really thick and paste-like when it is chilled.

warm thick milk and flour mixture clinging to whisk
The warm milk, sugar and flour mixture should be a thick pudding or paste consistency. If it is too loose, keep cooking it until it is thick. This step is important. 


In a cool house, this frosting can sit out for a couple of hours. It doesn't do well in hot weather, it gets soft pretty quick.

Due to the milk and cream cheese, leftovers should be stored in the refrigerator.  They can be held in the fridge for up to a week or freeze it for up to 3 months.

chilled milk and flour mixture ready to be whipped into frosting
When it is chilled it should be really thick and sturdy



You do, however, get the best flavor and texture at room temperature. So let your dessert sit out for a few minutes before serving.

To see the full process, watch Little Dude and I make the frosting together in this video.

thumbnail for whipped cream cheese frosting video




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Making The Best Whipped Cream Cheese Frostinghttps://youtu.be/l0eRXkWg8soHave you ever had a boiled milk or ermine frosting? It is popular on red velvet cakes. This is a cream cheese version of that. It isn't too sweet. There's no powdered sugar involved. It's light and fluffy!https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fieKDhC9ZMI/XvgVlH7XhGI/AAAAAAAA_MM/3VnkOk3nqqYZeLdfnifdsgKnIoHlGF85QCNcBGAsYHQ/s400/whipped%2Bcream%2Bcheese%2Bfrosting%2Bthumb.jpg2020-06-24
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The Best Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

The Best Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

This frosting is so light and fluffy. It has the tang of cream cheese and just enough sweetness to make it taste like frosting. There's no powdered sugar, but you do make a milk, flour and sugar paste before you whip it up. If you like boiled milk frosting, you are going to love this!
Prep time: 40 MCook time: 10 MTotal time: 50 M

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions:

  1. In small saucepan, whisk together flour, sugar and salt to ensure there are no clumps. Stir in milk and heat over medium low heat until thickened. It will go really slow at first, but once it starts to thicken in will go quickly. Set aside and let cool to room temperature or cover and chill in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
  2. Beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the cream cheese, beating until smooth. Scoop in thickened milk mixture and add the vanilla, then turn mixer to high and let whip for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Frost your cake and store in the refrigerator.
Calories
111.21
Fat (grams)
7.30
Sat. Fat (grams)
4.46
Carbs (grams)
10.70
Fiber (grams)
0.05
Net carbs
10.65
Sugar (grams)
8.70
Protein (grams)
1.15
Sodium (milligrams)
87.55
Cholesterol (grams)
20.53
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This frosting is so light and fluffy.  It has the tang of cream cheese and just enough sweetness to make it taste like frosting.  There's no powdered sugar, but you do make a milk, flour and sugar paste before you whip it up.  If you like boiled milk frosting, you are going to love this!


shared at Meal Plan Monday

14 comments:

  1. Looks and sound wonderful. I'll have a spoon please and eat it plain. =) Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

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    1. On a spoon is my favorite way! I have to stop myself from eating it all before it even hits the cake! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. This looks delicious! I love cream cheese frosting!

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    1. Me too!!! This is one of my favorite frostings. It is so creamy and good!

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  3. This look sooo good! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. I hope you can make it again this week.

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  4. I love cream cheese frostings, I have never tried making a cooked one, it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning!

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    1. This is the best. Give me a spoon or a sleeve of graham crackers and I'm in heaven! Have a great weekend, I'll "see" you Monday morning! ;-)

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  5. Oh my goodness, this sounds so good! Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

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    1. It is to die for! I find myself thinking of reasons I need to bake something to put it on. I don't want to digress to the point of making it JUST to eat it with a spoon, though it really would be easier ;-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. This sounds wonderful! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

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  7. I am so glad I looked for a frosting recipe on your blog. I've been looking for a frosting recipes or grandma's 80th birthday cake. She. LOVES when you make it! Do you think it will do well on cupcakes?

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    1. I think it will be very tasty if you spread some on top. I've never tried piping it on to something, but it seems like it would be too loose for that.

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