Easy 5 ingredient peppermint frosting recipe with crushed candy canes!

Easy 5 ingredient peppermint buttercream with crushed candy canes!

I showed these photos to one of my friends and they said, “YUM! What kind of drink is that?!”

I replied that it wasn’t a drink, but that it was buttercream piped in a mug.

The response was “Oh, it looks like a drink.”

*palm to face* I guess only a food blogger would put buttercream inside a mug and not assume it was actually drinkable.

Easy 5 ingredient peppermint buttercream with crushed candy canes!

Let’s just imagine.. if this was a drink, it would be awesome! We could pretend that the buttercream was peppermint whip cream piled high on top of hot cocoa. *Swoon*

..Not that I want to burst our dream bubble, but I can assure you that there is no hot cocoa hiding inside that mug. Just lots and lots of peppermint buttercream.

I hope we can all still be excited about this mile high peppermint buttercream. There are so many desserts that you can pair it with.

Peppermint Frosting Pairs With..

  • chocolate cake or cupcakes
  • brownies
  • macaroons
  • cookies
  • filling for a cake roll

Next week this peppermint buttercream will make another appearance in the form of a 3 layer cake!! I’m excited about that!

Easy 5 ingredient peppermint buttercream with crushed candy canes! Easy 5 ingredient peppermint buttercream with crushed candy canes!

Ingredients

  • unsalted butter
  • peppermint extract (not mint extract)
  • crushed candy canes
  • powdered sugar

I remember when I used to be afraid of buttercream because I didn’t know how to make it. But I’m here to tell you that you can’t screw it up.

How To Make Peppermint Frosting

Get out an electric mixer and mixing bowl, I like one with tall sides. If you have a kitchen aid mixer, lucky ducky you, use that!

Step 1 – Beat the butter until fluffy.
Step 2 – Add in the peppermint extract, crushed candy canes, and powdered sugar. Stir with a spatula first, then beat with an electric mixer.
Step 3 – ta da – peppermint buttercream!

Now to find something chocolatey to spread this on :)

Easy 5 ingredient peppermint buttercream with crushed candy canes!

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Easy 5 ingredient peppermint buttercream with crushed candy canes!

Peppermint Frosting

Easy 5 ingredient peppermint frosting recipe with crushed candy canes!
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Course: Dessert
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Beth

Ingredients

  • 3 sticks unsalted butter room temperature (1 & 1/2 cup)
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 tbsp crushed candy canes
  • 3-5 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • In a mixing large bowl, beat the butter using an electric mixer until fluffy, 2-4 minutes.
  • Add in the peppermint extract and crushed candy canes, beat using electric mixer.
  • Begin to add the powdered sugar, about 1 cup at a time. Continue adding powdered sugar until the frosting tastes good to you. Add a tablespoon of milk or heavy cream if the frosting is too thick.
  • Enjoy with chocolate cake or cupcakes, brownies, macaroons, cookies, or as a filling for a cake roll.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 353IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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