Peppermint buttercream frosting

Be prepared to swoon over this decadent frosting. This may just be the best frosting I have ever tasted. NO KIDDING!

I had a friend over the night after I made this frosting. She swooned as much as I did and described it as "decadent." This might be the single best frosting I have ever tasted. I'm not kidding.

In a medium bowl, beat 1 cup of softened butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of powdered sugar, beating well. Beat in 2 tablespoons of milk and 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract.

Gradually beat in an additional 3 cups of powdered sugar until smooth. If necessary, beat in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to achieve spreading consistency.

You will be swooning, too, I promise.

Peppermint Buttercream Frosting

Be prepared to swoon over this decadent frosting. This may just be the best frosting I have ever tasted. NO KIDDING!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Dec 06, 2010

Serves: 12

Total time: 10 mins

PeppermintButtercream

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
Instructions:
  1. In a medium bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating well. Beat in milk and peppermint extract.
  2. Gradually beat in remaining 3 cups powdered sugar until smooth. If necessary, beat in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to achieve spreading consistency.