I used a frosting recipe that’s just half and half, sugar, and cream cheese. I’ve been whipping for a half hour but it still isn’t stiff enough!
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Does the recipe say it should be stiff after beating? Do you have time to put it in the fridge for a while to see if it stiffens up? You may need to add some confectioners sugar
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Can you let us know the amounts? The half and half may be adding too much moisture, in which case, I'd add more cream cheese.
8 oz cream cheese, 5 oz half and half and 2/3 cup of sugar. The recipe says it will be very stiff and not melt. I am refrigerating until tomorrow but want to see if there is anything I can do today. I do not have confectioners sugar as omitting it was the purpose of that particular recipe. I will add more cream cheese I have plenty. Thanks!
Update: it worked! Thank you so much!
Oh, good! Happy Thanksgiving!