Whipped Cream Frosting
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Updated March 16, 2018
teaspoons clear vanilla extract
In a large saucepan over medium heat, whisk together 1/2 cup cream, powdered sugar and cornstarch. Continue whisking, heating just until the mixture thickens, but do not allow to boil.
Transfer to fridge and allow to cool completely. Note: this mixture must cool completely for the frosting to work.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat remaining 1 1/2 cups cream until soft peaks form. Slowly add spoonful's of the cooled cornstarch mixture. Beat just until fluffy, with peaks that hold. Pipe and enjoy or refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Store in the fridge overnight, but feel free to place on your party table for an hour or two. The frosting will stand up that long in room temperature without wilting or weeping.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
- Four ingredients and 15 minutes of your time is all it takes to make frosting from scratch. In fact, you probably have all of the ingredients in your cupboard which makes a strong case for overcoming the temptation to run to the store to buy frosting. Whipped cream frosting is best when it’s served right away, but you can also store it in your refrigerator for a couple of days. Otherwise, it can withstand an hour or two at room temperature, but since it’s made with cream that needs to be refrigerated, it shouldn’t sit out beyond a couple of hours.Alternatively, buttercream frosting is made from powdered sugar, milk and butter (or sometimes shortening). The higher fat content in buttercream frosting makes it a bit sturdier than whipped frosting which tends to be light, fluffy and delicate. It can also be exposed to room temperature as long as it’s covered. While buttercream is best used for cakes, the texture of whipped frosting lends itself well to cupcakes and brownies. If you’re baking a cake or can’t imagine your life without buttercream frosting, we have everything from chocolate to vanilla frosting. And of course, we have an easy-to-follow tuturial on how to make frosting.