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How to make the best, most fluffy, strawberry buttercream frosting with just four ingredients. Butter, strawberries, powdered sugar and milk!

A bowl of strawberry buttercream frosting

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I have had a hard time finding a strawberry frosting recipe that is packed with real strawberry flavoring.

 

I have to admit that I am not a big fan of artificial strawberry flavoring. It just doesn’t taste like strawberries.

 

Strawberry buttercream frosting piped onto a strawberry cheesecake cupcake

 

I have tried making strawberry frosting with jam, with strawberry extract, and with strawberry Jell-o, pureed strawberries, and frozen strawberries. But, the frosting just doesn’t come out right.

 

But, this recipe uses freeze dried strawberries. It tastes amazing, and the color is perfection! Try this recipe with these Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes!

 

What Are Freeze Dried Strawberries?

 

Freeze dried strawberries are strawberries that have had the moisture extracted to preserve the fruit from spoiling.

 

Freeze dried strawberries to make strawberry buttercream

 

Where Can You Buy Freeze Dried Strawberries?

 

You can find freeze dried strawberries at most groceries stores, Wal-Mart, Target, and online at Amazon.com.

 

How Much Frosting Does This Recipe Make?

 

This recipe will yield about 2 1/2 – 3 Cups of frosting.

 

It was the perfect amount to frost 24 cupcakes and could easily frost an 8 inch cake 2-layer cake.

 

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

 

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Strawberry frosting and vanilla cupcakes

 

Strawberry Buttercream Ingredients 

 

 

How to Make Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

 

  • Begin by adding the softened butter to the bowl of a stand mixer.

 

Two sticks of butter for strawberry frosting

 

  • Add the package of freeze dried strawberries to a food processor and process until it has turned into fine crumbs.

 

Freeze dried strawberries in a food processor to make strawberry frosting

 

  • Pour the strawberry powder into the mixer with the softened butter and mix until incorporated.

 

Freeze dried strawberry powder for strawberry buttercream

 

  • Measure 2 tablespoons of milk or cream into the bowl and mix.

 

Milk for strawberry buttercream

 

  • Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing after each addition.

 

Powdered sugar to make strawberry frosting

 

  • Check the consistency of the frosting. If needed, add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of milk or cream.

 

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

 

  • Whip the frosting on high speed for 2-3 minutes.

 

Strawberry buttercream in a piping bag

 

 

  • Add the frosting to a piping bag to frost cupcakes or use to frost your favorite cake!

 

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A bowl of strawberry buttercream frosting

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Yield: 2.5 Cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

The best, most fluffy, strawberry buttercream frosting made with just four ingredients. Butter, strawberries, powdered sugar and milk!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 Package (about 1 Ounce) Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Milk or Cream
  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar

Instructions

  1. Begin by adding the softened butter to the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Add the package of freeze dried strawberries to a food processor and process until it has turned into fine crumbs.
  3. Pour the strawberry powder into the mixer with the softened butter and mix until incorporated.
  4. Measure 2 tablespoons of milk or cream into the bowl and mix.
  5. Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing after each addition.
  6. Check the consistency of the frosting. If needed, add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of milk or cream. 
  7. Whip the frosting on high speed for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add the frosting to a piping bag to frost cupcakes or use to frost your favorite cake!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 0g

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