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Naturally Colored Buttercream Frosting: 5 Ways

Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Author: Lexi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups organic powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extra
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • natural dye powder see instructions for approximate quantities

Natural Dye Powder Options:

  • Green: Matcha Green Tea Powder
  • Turquoise: Blue Spirulina Powder
  • Yellow: Ground Turmeric
  • Purple: Dried Blueberry Powder see note
  • Pink: Dried Strawberry Powder see note

Instructions

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  • In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment beat the butter until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the powdered sugar and blend on low speed until well blended, then increase the speed to medium and beat until fluffy,¬†about another 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the vanilla and 1 tablespoon of almond milk. Continue to beat adding the additional tablespoon of almond milk, or more, if needed for spreading consistency.
  • Add the natural dye powders to color. If coloring a small amount start with 1 teaspoon for the fruit powders or 1/4 teaspoon for the matcha, spirulina and turmeric and increase to get desired color. To color a whole batch start with 2 tablespoons for the fruit powders, 1 tablespoon for the matcha and spirulina, and turmeric and increase for desired color.

Notes

To make your own strawberry or blueberry powder, ground up freeze dried strawberries or blueberries in a high speed blender or food processor with 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar until it is a fine powder.