Fruit Pizza Icing Recipe

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This fruit pizza icing is such an easy and quick recipe and is the perfect topping for your dessert pizza. It’s also great on cookies and so many other bakes!

Quick and easy to make, this cream cheese frosting for fruit pizza spreads easily and is the perfect accompaniment to one of our favorite summer time desserts.

A fruit pizza decorated with fruit pizza icing and sliced berries.

One of my mom’s summer favorites was fruit pizza.  For a little twist, I made a create your own fruit pizza bar.  This icing goes on so smooth and is the perfect base for any fruit. 

It’s so quick and easy to make a batch, and remember, it has so many other fun uses too!

Why You’ll Love this Cream Cheese Frosting for Fruit Pizza

  • So easy
  • Only three ingredients
  • Sweet but not-too-sweet
  • Easy to customize


Fruit pizza icing topped with a strawberry

Fruit Pizza Icing Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese – Be sure to soften your cream cheese before you use it. This will help it to combine more easily with the other ingredients for a wonderfully smooth icing.
  • Sugar – powdered sugar
  • Vanilla – Pure vanilla extract has a much better flavor than imitation, so buy that if you can. It’s also really easy to make your own batch of vanilla extract.
A fruit pizza with fruit pizzing icing in a white dish, blue towel in background.

Variations

I love the subtle flavor of vanilla in this frosting. It’s not overpowering, but light and fragrant and it works so well with whatever fruit you choose to top your pizza with.

If you like a tangier icing, you can easily substitute the vanilla for lemon, lime or orange juice if you like.

How To Make Fruit Pizza Icing

  1. Combine ingredients.
  2. Mix until smooth.

This has to be one of the easiest recipes on my site!

A fruit pizza decorated with fruit pizza icing and sliced berries.

What Else Can You Use Fruit Pizza Icing On?

This cream cheese frosting is so creamy and delicious, and it’s versatile enough to be used on lots of other desserts, cookies and cakes. Try it with:

A mini fruit pizza topped with icing and a blackberry

Tips

  • You can make this fruit pizza icing in a stand mixer or mix it by hand. Just make sure that all of the ingredients are well combined so you have a smooth icing.
  • This icing is best when you use a full fat cream cheese, but you can substitute it with low fat if you prefer, it will still work well.
  • Use a block of cream cheese not a cream cheese spread. Spread contains too much liquid and can result in a runny icing.

Make it Ahead

When I make this icing, I often make a big batch as it has a fairly long shelf life. Once you have made it, transfer it to an air tight container or a bowl covered with plastic wrap and it will keep for up to three days.

A fruit pizza decorated with fruit pizza icing and sliced berries.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – This cream cheese frosting for fruit pizza spread best when it’s at room temperature. It can sit out for up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerator – This frosting will last at least three days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Freezer – You can also freeze the cream cheese icing for up to one month and thaw it in the fridge overnight.

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Fruit Pizza icing

Author: Julie Blanner
This fruit pizza icing is such an easy and quick recipe and is the perfect topping for your dessert pizza. It's also great on cookies and so many other bakes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 to 12 servings
Calories 134 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl with beater, combine ingredients until smooth.

Notes

  • You can make this fruit pizza icing in a stand mixer or mix it by hand. Just make sure that all of the ingredients are well combined so you have a smooth icing.
  • This icing is best when you use a full fat cream cheese, but you can substitute it with low fat if you prefer, it will still work well.
  • Use a block of cream cheese not a cream cheese spread. Spread contains too much liquid and can result in a runny icing.

Nutrition

Calories:134kcalCarbohydrates:10gProtein:2gFat:10gSaturated Fat:5gCholesterol:31mgSodium:91mgPotassium:39mgSugar:9gVitamin A:381IUCalcium:28mgIron:1mg
5 from 1 vote
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