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The Best Strawberry Frosting with NO dyes or artificial flavors

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. 1.2 oz of freeze-dried strawberries, I get mine from Trader Joe's
  • 1 C. unsalted butter softened
  • 3 tsp. lemon juice or milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3-4 C. powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. 1. Dump your freeze dried strawberries into a food processor or a Blendtec. Be sure and take out the little white packet inside, this packet keeps out any moisture but you don't want to eat it.
  2. 2. Finely crush the berries in your food processor or blender.
  3. 3. Pour into a sifter to remove any larger chunks, discard what doesn't go through the sifter.
  4. 4. In a stand mixer, beat sifted strawberries and butter until smooth.
  5. 5. Add lemon juice and vanilla extract and beat again.
  6. 6. Slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Cupcakes will beed a stiffer frosting while a cake can be a little more soft. To check, I always pull out my spatula and swipe my finger through the frosting. If the frosting keeps it's shape and doesn't sink, you're good to go!