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The Best Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Creamy and Fluffy Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttercream, Coconut, Coconut Buttercream, Coconut Cream Cheese Buttercream, Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting, Coconut Frosting, Cream Cheese Buttercream, Cream Cheese Frosting
Servings: 3 Dozen Cupcakes
Author: Chels


  • 4 oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Salted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 lb Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Pure Coconut Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3-5 Tbsp Coconut Milk


  • Whip Cream Cheese until fluffy
  • Add Butter and mix together until fully combined. Scrape down sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Add Powdered Sugar Slowly until combined. Scrape down sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Add Extracts and 2 Tbsp Coconut Milk. Mix on Med-High.
  • Check consistency. Frosting should be stiff enough to pipe, but not tough. Add extra Coconut Milk by the Tbsp until consistency is light, fluffy, but pip-able. It should create a stiff peak when a spatula is pulled up through the bowl of buttercream.
  • Frosting can be stored tightly covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Unsalted butter can be substituted for salted butter. Just add a small pinch of salt.