Quick-Professional Buttercream Icing


After failing to find the perfect recipe for buttercream icing, I found one that worked for me and then added my own two cents.


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 drops food coloring, or as needed (Optional)


  • Step 1
    Cream room temperature butter with a hand mixer, the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, or a wooden spoon until smooth and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla extract.
  • Step 2
    Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Add food coloring, if using, and beat for thirty seconds until smooth or until desired color is reached.


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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 227.9
% Daily Value *
Protein: 1 %
Carbohydrates: 10 %
Fat: 18 %
Saturated Fat: 37 %
Cholesterol: 10 %
Vitamin A Iu: 7 %
Niacin Equivalents: 1 %
Calcium: 1 %
Sodium: 3 %

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