Fromage Blanc joins together with 3 other simple ingredients to make this delicious Fromage Blanc Glaze Icing for cakes, breads or even cupcakes!
It’s not the typical cheese you think of — like cheddar, gouda, etc. It’s a soft cheese, spreadable cheese – very similar to cream cheese but a bit more tart.
Since it does share the same texture as cream cheese, it’s certainly quite adaptable in some recipes that may call for cream cheese.
Like frosting. Or glaze icing.
It’s not something I would have normally thought “could” go into a glaze, but it works incredibly well. Depending on the amount of fromage blanc you use in the recipe below, you can create different textures.
- Use 4 oz fromage blanc for a glaze icing
- Use 2-3 oz fromage blanc for a stiffer frosting
The frosting comes together best when you use fromage blanc pulled directly from the refrigerator. That “chilled” fromage blanc helps keep the structure stiffer; though depending on what you are frosting you might be looking for a less stiff glaze.
Fromage Blanc Glaze Icing
Start by combining 2-4 oz of cold fromage blanc with a tablespoon of butter (room temperature). Scrape out the contents of one vanilla pod and add to the mixture.
Add 2 Cups of powdered sugar. In your blender on low speed, combine all of the ingredients, making sure to scrape the outside of the mixer bowl as mixing progresses.
Once the mixture comes together, flip the mixer on high and give it a good whip. If you are using the lower amount of fromage blanc, you will end up with a stiffer frosting. Using a higher amount will lead to a glaze icing which is great for drizzling on breads or cakes.
Store in a tightly covered container in the fridge or freezer until ready to use.
Looking to make your own homemade Fromage Blanc? Follow our easy instructions and you’ll have your own creamy goodness at home too!