Whipped Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Create a confectionary classic, Whipped Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, right at home! Use McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract for a rich, creamy, traditional vanilla taste. Or add a twist with any of McCormick’s signature extracts, including coconut, maple, orange and rum, to name a few. Mix in any of our Color from Nature™ Food Colors to add beautiful hues to your frosted masterpiece.


Ingredients
Serves: Makes 2 cups or 16 (2-tablespoon) servings.
Directions
10 mins Prep time
10 mins Prep time
  • Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla; mix well.

  • Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, beating until well blended after each addition, frequently scraping sides and bottom of bowl. Add milk; beat until light and fluffy. If frosting is too thick to spread, gradually beat in additional milk. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.

Cooking tip

Easy Vanilla Frosting: Stir 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract into 1 container (16 ounces) white frosting until well blended.

FLAVOR VARIATIONS:

Ultimate Coconut Frosting: Prepare as directed, using 1 teaspoon McCormick® Coconut Extract in place of the vanilla. 

Maple Buttercream Frosting: Prepare as directed, using 2 teaspoons McCormick® Maple Extract in place of the vanilla. To color the frosting, add 1/2 teaspoon Sunflower color from McCormick® Color from Nature™ Assorted Food Colors with the milk. 

Rum Buttercream Frosting: Prepare as directed, using 1 teaspoon McCormick® Rum Extract in place of the vanilla. To color the frosting, add 1/2 teaspoon Sky Blue color from McCormick® Color from Nature™ Assorted Food Colors with the milk. 

Orange Cream Frosting: Prepare as directed, using 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Orange Extract in place of the vanilla. To color the frosting, add 1 teaspoon Sunflower color and 1/4 teaspoon Berry color from McCormick® Color from Nature™ Assorted Food Colors with the milk. 

Macchiato Frosting: Prepare as directed, using 3 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Coffee Extract in place of the vanilla.

Pink Lemonade Frosting: Prepare as directed, using 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract in place of the vanilla. Add 6 drops McCormick® Red Food Color with the milk.


Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 211Calories: 211Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 92mgProtein: 0g
  • Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7g
  • Fiber: 0gCarbohydrate: 28g
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