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Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

With just 5 ingredients, you can whip up a batch of this deliciously easy strawberry buttercream frosting in just 10 minutes!
Prep Time2 mins
Mixing Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 224kcal


  • Standing or Hand-Held Mixer with Bowl
  • Food Processor
  • Spatula


  • 1.5 cups freeze-dried strawberries
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1-2 tbsp milk or cream up to 1/4 cup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt omit if using salted butter


  • Add the dried strawberries to a food processor and process until they are very finely ground.
  • Add the softened butter to the bowl of a standing mixer or large bowl with a hand held mixer.
  • Mix on medium to medium high speed for 3-4 minutes, until the butter is very pale and yellow. Mixing the butter so long helps for making a light and fluffy frosting.
  • Add the powdered sugar and strawberry powder to the butter and mix on the lowest speed for 30-60 seconds until it comes together and starts to look crumbly.
  • Once it comes together, turn up the speed and mix another 3-4 minutes until it is very light and fluffy.
  • Turn off the mixer and add your vanilla extract and gauge the consistency. If you want a thinner frosting, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of milk or cream. If you want a thicker frosting, add another few tablespoons of powdered sugar.
  • Mix another minute until everything is incorporated and it’s ready to use in your favorite dessert!


  • Beat the butter for a good 3-4 minutes before adding the sugar and strawberries and again after adding the sugar.  Mixing the butter and frosting so long makes for a very  light and fluffy frosting.
  • If you want you can sift the freezer dried strawberries if you want to get rid of the seed. 
  • The frosting will keep 4-5 days in the fridge or up to 2 months in the freezer.
  • This recipe makes about 2.5 to 3 cups of frosting and can easily be doubled as needed.


Serving: 2Tbsp | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 217mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 4mg