Fluffy Caramel Frosting

A fluffy caramel frosting.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
18 cupcakes' worth of frosting


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®)


  1. Place condensed milk in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until caramel forms; about 15 minutes.

  2. Beat caramel, cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth. Add whipped topping and beat until just combined.

Cook's Notes:

To make the caramel in a slow cooker, pour the condensed milk into a heatproof canning jar and cover with a watertight lid. Place jar into the slow cooker and fill with water to cover the jar. Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours, making sure to add more water as necessary. Let caramel cool at room temperature before opening the jar.

To make a salted caramel frosting, add a heaping 1/2 teaspoon of table salt or 1 heaping teaspoon sea salt to the frosting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

162 Calories
9g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 101mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.