3-Ingredient Vanilla Frosting

4.50 from 4 votes

A thick and creamy vanilla frosting perfect for clean-eating cakes and cupcakes!

This 3-ingredient vanilla frosting is a quick, easy, and (relatively) healthy way to get your frosting fix. With just three simple ingredients, this recipe makes a fluffy, sweet vanilla frosting, the clean way.

So if your trying to tame your sweet tooth, this simple recipe will get you thick, fluffy frosting you can feel good about.

So, what are the 3 ingredients in this 3-ingredient vanilla frosting? Just reduced fat cream cheese, pure vanilla, and raw honey. For this recipe, I recommend my favorite, Honest Raw Honey.

Now, you may be skeptical of frosting, but I promise, this 3-ingredient vanilla frosting is just as rich, creamy, and sweet as anything you can buy in a can. And, bonus, it’s not full of questionable preservatives that will make it last longer than your last relationship.

With just these three clean ingredients, you can whip up a batch of frosting you won’t regret later. Cream cheese gives this frosting its thick and creamy texture, while also adding some rich flavor. Raw honey adds a touch of natural sweetness, which is all you’ll really need, I promise. If you’re looking for a sweeter frosting, however, just add extra honey. Add by the teaspoon until you reach the desired sweetness. Finally, natural vanilla adds, you guessed it, that classic vanilla flavor you just can’t beat.

Homemade frosting is always far superior to store-bought. But sometimes it can be a hassle to make, and impossible to get the right texture. In the past, I’ve spent actual hours on end trying to get frosting to whip into the right consistency. This 3-ingredient vanilla frosting is by far the easiest recipe I’ve ever tried.

To make it, simply add all three ingredients to the mixer and beat until fluffy, usually around three to five minutes. That’s it! Just three ingredients and one step to creamy, fluffy, guilt-free vanilla frosting.

Use it for cakes, cupcakes, and all of your other frosting needs.

4.50 from 4 votes

3-Ingredient Vanilla Frosting

No one can resist a good and wholesome frosting, especially one with only three clean and tasty ingredients.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 20 people
Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Course Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine Universal


  • 8 ounces cream cheese package, reduced-fat
  • 1/4 cup honey optional cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla


  • Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy, 3-5 minutes.
  • Refrigerate until ready to spread on your favorite cake or cupcakes.


For a sweeter frosting, add 1 additional teaspoon of sweetener until the desired sweetness is reached.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 42mg | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Christmas, Diabetic-Friendly, Easter, Holiday, Keto, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy, Thanksgiving, Vegetarian

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Gale Compton

Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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