#FlavorBits: Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 10.27.21 PM#ChicagonistaLIVE’s very own, Nancy Loo, aka “Big Tiny” also of WGN News & Big Tiny World shared how to make some Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting


¾ cup unsalted butter, softened

3 ½ cups powdered sugar

Pinch of salt

2 ½ tablespoons whole milk, half-and-half, or cream

Scrapings of 1 vanilla bean (Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean)


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the butter until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar and the salt, whisking on low speed until combined. Add the milk, half-and-half, or cream and vanilla bean scrapings, beating on high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add more milk or powdered sugar as needed to achieve your desired spreading consistency.

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