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Fresh Easy Creamy Buttercream Icing Frosting

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“If you are looking for pasty, sugary frosting... this is not it! This buttercream is super smooth, creamy, and has such a fresh taste to it. Even though I normally include flavorings in my buttercream, like vanilla or almond, I find that this one is amazingly perfect just on its own.”
READY IN:
15mins
YIELD:
5 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a stand mixer, cream butter and cream cheese on low to medium speed together until well incorporated.
  2. Add half the powdered sugar, and mix on low until its incorporated.
  3. Add 5 ounces of half and half.
  4. Add the next half of powdered sugar and mix again until its incorporated -- there may be lumps, don't worry about it at this point.
  5. If mixture looks to stiff, add a bit more half and half.
  6. Turn the mixer to medium / high speed. This is the "fluffing" stage, so continue mixing until buttercream is smooth, creamy and the right consistency.
  7. Ice your cake or put in a piping bag for decorating.

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