What is better than peanut butter frosting? Whipped peanut butter frosting! Imagine peanut butter but only light and airy! This frosting has only four ingredients and comes together in about 20 minutes. It is an easy frosting recipe. A great frosting for cupcakes or cakes and also a great frosting for brownies! This recipe is much lighter than a peanut butter cream cheese frosting and packs more flavor.
Starting the whipped peanut butter
There really is not much to this whipped peanut butter frosting recipe. Add the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla to your mixing bowl, then combine. The mixture will have a play-doh consistency. Next, add one cup of whipping cream and mix. Make sure the whipping cream is very cold. After mixing, it will resemble a thick frosting. Now you are ready to add the last two cups of whipping cream.
Adding the last two cups of whipping cream
The last two cups will add the lightness to the frosting. Make sure to scrape down the sides and scrape up the bottom of the mixing bowl before adding the last two cups of the whipping cream. Start the mixer on low after adding the whipped cream. Let the cream get to know the peanut butter mixture. After they start to combine you can turn the mixer speed up. The mixing bowl needs to be scraped down and the bottom of the bowl needs to be scraped at least once during the mixing. Let the mixer run until the whipped peanut butter resembles whipped cream with a medium peak. The frosting should be able to stay on the paddle of the mixer.
Using the whipped peanut butter frosting
The whipped peanut butter frosting needs to be chilled after it is made. This will make it easier to frost your cakes or whatever you are using it for. If you have any frosting left (I doubt you will!), store it in the fridge. The whipped peanut butter frosting will be good for about a week.
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- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- 3 cups of very cold heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Add the peanut butter and powdered sugar then mix until combined. Then add one cup of the whipping cream to your mixing bowl and mix well until combined. Scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl when needed.
- When combined, add the remaining two cups of whipping cream. Beat until soft and fluffy.