I use a lot of frosting.
For the longest time I used a simple and basic butter cream version, but it never really “did” it for me.
So when I was whipping up a batch one day I decided to change up a few things and add in a few new elements to my Basic Butter Cream recipe…..
And OMG not only was it better but it was fantabulous.
Yes, that is a word…well a word I use A LOT…. so to me that counts enough to make it a valid word!
I bet you’ll think it’s fantabulous too….especially after tasting it!.
Try it I dare you!
This is what you will need…..
2 Sticks of Softened Butter (Room temp.)
- 1 lb. Confectioners Sugar
- 2 oz. Cream Cheese
- 1/4 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 2-3 Tbsp Heavy Cream (or Milk)
I love a lot of vanilla flavoring in my frosting, so this version calls for more vanilla than most recipes I have run across. I have found that the mix of the cream cheese and condensed milk, do a wonderful job of carrying the flavor of the vanilla through the frosting, without it overtaking it.
It works well and creates a sweet, creamy flavor combo that it not overwhelmed by the flavor of vanilla or cream cheese.
It’s like a delicate balance of the three parts, which in turns creates a must lick the bowl kinda frosting.
In a medium bowl cream together the butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract and the sweetened condensed milk until it is all incorporated. Slowly add in the confectioners sugar until it is all combined.
To achieve the desired consistency, add in a tbsp of heavy cream (milk works too) until you get to where you like your frosting. Because I don’t use a lot of cream cheese in this recipe, the amount I do use compliments the other aspects, creating a creamy, sweet vanilla frosting that is seriously good!
Just a little side note….to get the white, white look of the frosting I added in some white tint, which gives it a lovely white color and a beautiful, yummy contrast!
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Hope you enjoyed this!!!If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!