Quick and Almost-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."

  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Ready in 15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutritional Information

  • Total Fat: : 11.6g
  • Saturated Fat: : 11.6g
  • Sodium: : 11.6g
  • Potassium: : 11.6g
  • Total Carbohydrates: : 11.6g
  • Dietary Fiber: : 11.6g
  • Protein: : 11.6g
  • Sugars: : 11.6g
  • Vitamin C: : 11.6g
  • Iron: : 11.6g
  • Niacin: : 11.6g
  • Magnesium: : 11.6g

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