Easy Cream Cheese Icing

The Best Cream Cheese Frosting

he Best Cream Cheese Frosting is a basic recipe that can be used in a variety of ways.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword butter, cream cheese, dessert, frosting, icing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Paula Jones


  • 1/2 cup real butter room temp
  • 8 ounce cream cheese room temp
  • 3 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Beat 1 stick butter and 8 oz cream cheese until smooth, add confectioner sugar with mixer on low. Add vanilla and milk. Mix until smooth.
  2. FOR CREAM CHEESE GLAZE: Add more milk one tablespoon at a time until the consistency is like honey, smooth and pourable.

Recipe Notes

do not substitute margarine or imitation butter in this recipe