Strawberry Buttercream is fresh, flavorful, and perfect for any summer dessert. Eat it on cake or by the spoonful, either way is perfect!
Why Should You Make Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Instead of Buying It?
- More Vibrant
- More Flavorful
Bring it out every year when strawberries are picked off the vines or go on sale and enjoy yourself a summer of greatness.
This buttercream uses strawberry puree and it’s super easy to make. Just toss the cleaned and prepped berries in a food processor until it’s smooth. That’s it! Now you’re ready to make a delicious frosting!
A strawberry buttercream cake would be the highlight of any get together or just a delicious dessert to enjoy after dinner. Or for breakfast- it’s fruit and you’re an adult, I won’t stop you from eating a slice in your pajamas while you wait for that coffee to brew. 😉
This fresh strawberry buttercream is so easy to make and even has a very minimal list of ingredients. If you have everything on hand all ready you can have the frosting done in just a few minutes (especially if you have a stand mixer doing the hard work for you!) Hey, buttercream can get THICK- save yourself some wrist pain and use the stand mixer if you have it.
You can use this delicious strawberry buttercream in so many recipes, including these Strawberry Macarons.
How to make strawberry buttercream frosting
- In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, whip your butter and strawberry puree until it’s nice and smooth and combined.
- Add in the powdered sugar, a little at a time, mixing gradually until it’s all combined. Don’t add it in all at once unless you want a huge mess on your hands, counter, floor, etc.
- Add in the vanilla and milk. Just add in enough milk to get t to the thickness and consistency that you want. See note.
- Whip the buttercream mixture until it’s light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
How to store strawberry buttercream
When you aren’t planning on using it soon, keep your buttercream in a covered bowl or airtight container in the fridge. After you’ve frosted your goodies, it’s a good idea to keep them stored in the fridge until you’re ready to eat too.
How long does strawberry buttercream last?
If you keep your buttercream properly stored in the fridge then you can expect it to last up to 4 days. Due to the berries in the frosting, it may not last as long as traditional buttercream frosting so it’s recommended to eat it sooner rather than later.
Can you freeze strawberry buttercream?
Yes, you can! You can freeze buttercream frosting in an airtight container for up to 3 months. To thaw and use simply place it in the fridge overnight and let it get soft enough to pipe, spread, and use.
How Much Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Does This Recipe Make?
This recipe makes several cups of buttercream frosting making it plenty for decorating an 8-inch layer cake or up to 24 cupcakes. The actual amount of things you can frost really depends on how much frosting you use.
Strawberry Buttercream Recipe
- 1 cup butter 2 sticks
- 7 cups powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup strawberry puree
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons milk see note
- Whip the butter until it is smooth and combined.
- Add the powdered sugar gradually until it is all combined.
- Add the vanilla and milk.
- Whip until it is light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.