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Mascarpone whipped cream on a whisk

Mascarpone Whipped Cream Frosting

4.49 from 52 votes
This stabilized whipped cream is my all-time favorite, and it can be ready in 15 minutes! It's light and airy - perfect to top cupcakes or ice cream, dip fruit in, or just eat by the spoonful.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes (more than enough for 12 cupcakes)


  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese, I use Belgioioso
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • Chill a large mixing bowl in the fridge (optional, but strongly encouraged).
  • In your chilled bowl, combine mascarpone cheese and sugar on a high speed until completely combined.
  • Add vanilla and heavy cream, and mix on a low setting until it is mostly combined. Now increase speed to high and whip until stiff peaks form - it may take a little while, so be patient!
  • Once your cupcakes, cake or whatever treat you desire to top this with is cooled and ready to go, fit a piping bag with desired tip and go to town with frosting them. Enjoy!



  • You can use either a stand mixer or a hand mixer for this recipe, but a stand mixer will save your arm from getting sore!
  • Don't over-whip the mixture because you'll end up with a weird butter! Mix on high speed just until stiff peaks form.
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Freezing: You can do is prepare individual servings for later by doing the following:
    • Drop piped mounds of this whipped cream onto a parchment-linked baking sheet
    • Carefully cover, and then freeze overnight
    • The next day, you can peel the mounds of whipped cream off the parchment paper and transfer them to a freezer-safe container for storage
    • To add to a mug of your favorite hot chocolate, just grab one and drop it on top!
    • If you plan to use it as garnish on a cake, pie, etc., just let them thaw in the fridge for about 15 minutes before adding them.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 424IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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