Kittencal's Best Cream Cheese Frosting (Extra Creamy Option)

READY IN: 5mins
YIELD: 3 cups


  • 12
    cup butter, room temperature (no subs!)
  • 1
    (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2
    teaspoons vanilla (if possible use clear vanilla)
  • 2
    tablespoons whipping cream, unwhipped (for the best texture use only whipping cream)
  • 3 12
    cups confectioners' sugar, sifted (more if needed, must be sifted)
  • food coloring (optional)
  • 1 -2
    cup cool whip frozen whipped topping, thawed (optional)


  • Cream the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and the whipping cream until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  • Add in the sifted confectioners sugar; beat until frosting consistency, (adding more icing sugar or whipping cream if needed until the right consistency is achieved).
  • Add in food coloring if using.
  • OPTIONAL; add in 1 cup of Cool Whip frozen topping and beat on low speed with an electric mixer until just blended (add in more Cool Whip until desired texture is achieved).