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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% Daily Value *
Protein: 0.2g1 %
Carbohydrates: 31.5g10 %
Fat: 11.6g18 %
Saturated Fat: 7.3g37 %
Cholesterol: 30.8mg10 %
Vitamin A Iu: 361.8IU7 %
Niacin Equivalents: 0.1mg1 %
Calcium: 8.3mg1 %
Sodium: 83.7mg3 %