No need for the artificial coloring of flavors with this all natural icing! You’ll get an amazing kick of strawberries with each bite. You can use this same reduction to flavor Italian meringue buttercream or Swiss meringue buttercream too! I have to mention that this buttercream pairs PERFECTLY with my fresh strawberry cupcakes!
How do you make strawberry buttercream?
- Cream 1 cup of butter and add in about one pound of powdered sugar.
- Add 1/4 cup of strawberry reduction. You can also use a strained jam/strawberry preserve as a time saver.
- You can add in more sugar for the sake of consistency and sweetness if desired
- For a less sweet alternative try mixing up a batch of Swiss or Italian meringue buttercream and flavor with the strawberry reduction. Add a tablespoon at a time in until the desired flavor is achieved.
How do you make strawberry frosting with powdered sugar?
- Whip up a batch of vanilla buttercream with room temperature butter then add in powdered sugar. Make sure to sift the sugar, especially if you’re planning on piping as clumps will clog the tips. Mix until light and fluffy.
- Add in the strawberry reduction or strained jam and whip until incorporated. Freeze dried strawberries can be crushed into a powder and used to flavor the buttercream as well.
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Delicious Strawberry Buttercream made with fresh strawberries. Super easy and beyond addictive!
- 1 ½ cup strawberries hulled
- 3 tbs lemon juice
- 1 lb confectioner's sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- Add strawberries and lemon juice to a saucepan over medium heat.
- After the mixture heats up for a few minutes, mash the strawberries then allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Strain mixture into a bowl. Cover and chill.
- Whip the butter for about 5 minutes using a paddle attachment (in a stand-up mixer)
- Beat in the confectioner’s sugar and add in about a ¼ cup of the strawberry reduction.
**You can add more or less of the strawberry reduction depending on the color/consistency desired.
If you're short on time of fresh fruit you can sub in strawberry jam. Just warm and strain it before adding.
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