Buttercream Frosting

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

The food processor makes the creamiest and smoothest frostings!  You don't even have to sift the confectioner's sugar.


Total Timeunder 1 hour

Dietary Considerationegg-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, vegetarian

Equipmentfood processor

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturebuttery, creamy


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened, cut into cubes (125 mL)
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioner's (icing) sugar (875 mL)
  • 1/4 cup milk, preferably whole (50 mL)
  • 2 tsp almond extract (10 mL)


  1. In work bowl of a food processor fitted with metal blade, process butter until smooth, about 30 seconds. Scrape down bowl. Add confectioner's sugar and process until it just begins to gather, about 15 seconds. With motor running, drizzle milk and almond extract through the feed tube and process until smooth, about 30 seconds.

  2. If you would like to use this as a glaze you can add additional milk to thin the texture. For a stiffer frosting add additional confectioner's sugar after adding milk.

  3. Variations:

  4. Add 1 cup (250 mL) toasted sweetened coconut flaked for a flavorful frosting. Use the same amount of vanilla in place of almond extract for vanilla buttercream.


Free recipes, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!


I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Sign In to Your Account

Close Window
Sign In with one of your Social Accounts
Facebook Twitter
Sign In using Email and Password