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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
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Calories 649kcal
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


  • 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.
  • FOR CREAM CHEESE GLAZE: Add more milk one tablespoon at a time until the consistency is like honey, smooth and pourable.


do not substitute margarine or imitation butter in this recipe


Calories: 649kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 63mg | Sugar: 84g | Vitamin A: 1176IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg