If you are looking for an amazing homemade buttercream frosting and you are a mint fan then you are going to LOVE this Mint Buttercream Frosting! This mint frosting has amazing texture and is just like the frosting you get when you buy a cake from a bakery.
Mint Buttercream Frosting Recipe
I love homemade frosting. Seriously it is so much better then the jarred frosting, and it tastes JUST like the frosting you get whenever you order a cake from a bakery. I am not talking your grocery store bakery, I mean like the REAL bakery that has all the amazing frosting flavors, cake flavors and makes you drool just walking in the door.
Mint Dessert Recipes
- Mint Chocolate chip meringue cookies
- Andes Mint cookies
- Mint chocolate chip cupcakes
- Andes Mint cupcakes
- Mint chocolate cookie milkshake
To be totally honest with you, I could so eat a spoonful of the amazingness without any cake or cupcake, but it tastes sooo good on chocolate cupcakes. This Mint Buttercream frosting goes perfect on top of chocolate cupcakes or vanilla cupcakes. In fact it is the same mint frosting that I use when I make Andes Mint Cupcakes. If you haven’t made them yet, I highly suggest you try them. They get rave reviews anytime I make them to bring to a party.
If you are running short on time to make homemade cakes or cupcakes, a few little tweaks to a boxed cake mix will make a boxed cake mix taste homemade!
How long can buttercream frosting sit out?
I store my buttercream in the fridge and then rewhip it when I want to use it. If you have already frosted a cake or cupcakes this buttercream frosting can sit out for up to 3 days.
How many days in advanced can I make Buttercream frosting?
You can make this buttercream frosting 3 days in advanced of when you want to use it and store it at room temperature. You can make this buttercream frosting up to 2 weeks ahead of time if you are going to store it in the fridge.
How to Store Buttercream frosting
The buttercream can be stored at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Store the buttercream in an airtight container.
How to rewhip buttercream frosting after storing
When you bring it out of the refrigerator let it sit at room temperature for two hours. Then re-whip it for ten minutes to bring it back to life.
Can you Freeze Buttercream Frosting?
You can freeze chocolate buttercream frosting for up to 3 months. I suggest using a freezer bag or a plastic container. if you are using a freezer bag b sure to squeeze all of tee air out of the bag before putting it in the freezer.
Decorating with Mint Buttercream
You can use this mint frosting for decorating cakes and cupcakes, along with using it as a filling. It makes a great filling for chocolate chip sandwich cookies. Oh, and homemade brownies! Make them and let them cool and then spread this chocolate mint frosting on the top! You can thank me later for telling you about the tasty combo!
If you have always wanted to make an icing swirl so you have pretty cupcakes, check out this step by step guide on how to make an icing swirl. It really changes the look of your cupcakes!
If you are using different flavored frostings and want them both on top of your cupcake swirled together, check out how to swirl two icing flavors.
If you want to layer your frosting flavors, check out the layered frosting swirl!
Mint Buttercream Ingredients
- confectionary sugar
- hot water
- mint extract or Peppermint extract depending on the mint flavor you want.
- green food coloring (optional)
How to make Mint Buttercream
It is super simple to make this homemade buttercream frosting. All you need is a few ingredients, a mixing bowl and a hand mixer or your KitchenAid mixer. Personally I use my KitchenAid because it makes things so easy!
Start off by mixing the soft butter and shortening together till nice and creamy on medium speed.
Turn the mixer down to the lowest setting and slowly incorporate the powdered sugar into the shortening mixture.Once you have added all the sugar to the mix add in the hot water and the mint extract.Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
Easy Frosting Recipes
- Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
- Vanilla Bakery Style Buttercream Frosting
- Peanutbutter Buttercream Frosting
- Strawberry Buttercream frosting
- Blackberry Buttercream Frosting
- Mocha Buttercream Frosting
- Almond Buttercream
Mint Buttercream Frosting
- Start off by mixing the soft butter and shortening together till nice and creamy on medium speed.
- Turn the mixer down to the lowest setting and slowly incorporate the powdered sugar into the shortening mixture.
- Once you have added all the sugar to the mix add in the hot water and the mint extract.
- Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
6 WeightWatchers SmartPoints on the Freestyle Program per serving.
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