about 5 cups

Create a festive frosting for a holiday dessert by adding peppermint extract to rich cream cheese.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at low speed until smooth. Add extract, beating until blended.

Step 2

*2 teaspoons vanilla extract may be substituted.

Step 3

For Quick Peppermint Frosting, stir together 3 (16-ounce) containers ready-to-spread cream cheese frosting and 2 teaspoons peppermint extract.

Ratings & Reviews

Keiko123's Review

December 28, 2011
excellent frosting but made a boatload with all the sugar..enough for more like 2 cakes.

sweetheart8148's Review

December 16, 2011
It's delicious and perfect on a red velvet cake. But I found it a bit runny to decorate with, so if this happens to you, be prepared with a little more sugar. Also, I only used half the peppermint and substituted a teaspoon of vanilla for a light, smooth minty flavor.

RachTX's Review

December 28, 2009
Very tasty frosting and was good with a Devils Food Chocolate Cake. It was easy to pipe and dried firm. Thanks for the recipe SL!