Makes 4 cups
8-ounce bars cream cheese, at room temperature
(1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
cups confectioners’ sugar
pure vanilla extract
pinch kosher salt
- Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter on high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add the sugar, then the vanilla and salt, and beat until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.