Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

Desserts Frostings and Icings Buttercream

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

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 228
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 15m


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


  • 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.
  • 2   Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3-4 minutes. Add food coloring, if using, and beat for thirty seconds until smooth or until desired color is reached.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 11.6g 18%
    Saturated Fat 7.0g  
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 84mg 3%
Potassium 11mg  
Total Carbohydrates 31.5g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g  
Protein 0.2g  
Sugars 31g  
Vitamin A 362IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 8mg  
Iron 0mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 0mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 1mg  
Folate 1mcg