Frosting & Buttercreams

Easy Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

 

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting (vegan)

Yum! This super simple frosting tastes like a strawberry milkshake and I warn you now you may have a really hard time not eating it all by the spoonful!

 Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free

Ingredients:

1/2 cup vegan butter, room temp
2-3 cups vegan, gluten free powdered sugar
(more makes thicker/sweeter frosting)
1/4 cup fresh strawberries, puréed
2 tsp pure vanilla extract, optional 

Instructions:

Allow butter to warm up to room temperature, or gently heat for a few seconds to soften.
In a large bowl or mixer blend butter and powdered sugar together, stirring in one cup of sugar at a time, and continue to mix.
Add in puréed strawberries and vanilla extract, mix until well combined.
If frosting is too dry add in some vegan milk and continue mixing until consistency is smooth and creamy. Chill for best results. Enjoy!

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5 thoughts on “Easy Strawberry Buttercream Frosting”

  1. Can this be done without an electric mixer? I dont have a mixer so if I just use a whisk would it work since its only 1/2 cup butter and softened? I really wanna make this for Valentines Day!!

    Also what if I use non organic butter or light salted butter? What would happen??

    1. Hi Melody! You can definitely use non-organic butter and/or salted butter and that should work just fine. Mixing buttercream frosting without an electric mixer can be tricky. I’ve ended up with lumpy, grainy frosting that way I found a site saying you can do it without a mixer, just be sure to follow the instructions to make sure it comes out smooth and creamy! Here it is:

      http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Buttercream-without-a-Mixer-for-Cupcak/

      PS: feel free to cut back on the powdered sugar if you want to, just make sure it’s at least 1 cup.

      Good luck 🙂

  2. This frosting tastes great on the vegan strawberry cupcakes I made tonight. I’ll be making them again for my daughter’s first birthday using your frosting recipe and outside of letting it chill, is there anything I can do to thicken it up so it doesn’t melt before we eat them at the party? Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Marquita! You can thicken the icing with starch. About a tablespoon of tapioca, arrowroot or cornstarch should do, and the flavor of the icing won’t be altered. Also be sure to keep the icing refrigerated for at least 30-90 minutes. Hope that helps!

      Love and light 💖

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