How to Make Buttercream Frosting
The BEST Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe you’ll ever need!
This creamy buttercream frosting recipe is the perfect amount of sweetness.
It’s my go to frosting that I use on all of my
This frosting is super simple to make, and if you love lots of frosting, double the recipe.
BUTTERCREAM FROSTING INGREDIENTS
✓ POWDERED SUGAR
✓ VANILLA EXTRACT
✓ HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM
✓ FOOD COLORING
HOW TO MAKE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
SOFTEN YOUR BUTTER: Before you start making the frosting, make sure your butter is SUPER SOFT. If the butter is not softened the frosting will end up being filled with “chunky” butter pieces…gross!
HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM: I like to use heavy whipping cream because it makes the buttercream frosting thicker. But if you don’t have heavy whipping cream in your fridge, no worries you can use milk instead.
MAKE IT AHEAD OF TIME: If you want to make the frosting ahead of time, no problem. You can place the frosting in the fridge up to 2 days. Once your ready to frost your cookies, let the frosting come to room temperature, mix and decorate.
MORE FROSTING RECIPES
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Yield: 3-4 cups frosting
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes
- 1 (2 sticks) cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream*
STEP 1: Mix softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for 30 seconds until smooth and creamy.
STEP 2: Add powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract. Increase to high-speed and beat for 3 minutes. Add more cream if needed for spreading consistency.
STEP 3: Frost the desserts using a piping bag or knife.
*I highly recommend using heavy whipping cream because it will give the frosting a thicker texture but you may use milk.