Favorite Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
With a bright strawberry flavor and pretty pink color, this Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting is delicious and ready in minutes. You can make this up to 24 hours ahead and store in a plastic zip-top bag in the fridge until ready to use.
Calories 197 kcal
1 cup freeze-dried strawberries 8 ounces cream cheese (I like full fat, softened at room temperature) ¼ cup unsalted butter (½ stick, softened at room temperature) 2-3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ¼ cup powdered sugar optional sprinkles optional
Place the strawberries into a blender or clean spice grinder. Grind into a fine powder.
Add to a medium bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
Blend well using a handheld electric mixer on high speed to make a fluffy frosting. Transfer to a zip-top quart-size bag. Seal. Cut off one bottom corner and pipe onto cupcakes. (You can also just use a spatula to frost onto a cake.)
Let the cream cheese and butter soften at room temperature for a few hours so it's very soft to the touch. This will help it mix up smoothly.
Grind the strawberries to form a fine powder.
¼ cup powdered sugar to make the frosting sweeter if you'd like. (I sometimes do this if serving to older kids and/or adults who may expect a sweeter frosting.) Top with sprinkles if desired.
Use freeze-dried blueberries in place of the strawberries if you'd like a different flavor.
Calories: 197 kcal | Carbohydrates: 24 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 31 mg | Sodium: 61 mg | Potassium: 292 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 19 g | Vitamin A: 372 IU | Vitamin C: 241 mg | Calcium: 24 mg | Iron: 4 mg