Eggnog is one of the most delicious parts of the Holidays. And guess what? You don’t just have to drink it by the glass. You can make up a batch of our yummy Best Eggnog Buttercream Frosting and put it on a cupcake, a sweet bread, cookies or a layered cake. Yum, yum yum!
How to make The Best Eggnog Buttercream Frosting
You will need:
- 1 pound (4 cups) of Powdered Sugar
- 1 cup Butter (We use Salted Sweet Cream Butter)
- 2-3 Tablespoons Eggnog
- 1/4 teaspoon of Nutmeg
- Wilton Color Right Food Coloring – Yellow
- Decorating Bags
- Wilton 2D Decorating Tip
I use my food scale to measure 1 pound of Powdered Sugar. (If you don’t have a food scale the equivalent would be 4 cups.) You can sift the powdered sugar if it is really lumpy. I do not always do this. Instead I will mix the powdered sugar on low for 30 seconds to break up any large lumps.
Add 1 cup (2 sticks) of softened butter. I only ever use real butter, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Although I think margarine changes the taste, your buttercream frosting made with margarine will still be better than canned frosting.
Start your mixer (or electric beater) on the lowest setting. I usually put a clean dishtowel around my mixer to keep the sugar from flying out. Keep on low until the butter and sugar are incorporated and then kick your mixer up to medium high.
Add 2 tablespoons of Eggnog. Keep the Eggnog handy to add at the end you need to thin the frosting out. Once fully incorporated, after a minute or so, stop the mixer and check the consistency and taste. At this point your frosting may be a little dry. Add a little bit of extra Eggnog, mix and check again.
Now add 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg and mix until incorporated. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS taste your frosting. You are trying to determine if the consistency is wrong, if it needs more Eggnog, etc.
We wanted our Eggnog Buttercream Frosting to look like a glass of eggnog so we added a very tiny drop of yellow Wilton Color Right Food Coloring to the frosting to accentuate the yellow color of the eggnog.
Now you are ready to frost your dessert with a super yummy Eggnog Buttercream Frosting that will enhance whatever you put it on!
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More Great Frosting Recipes …
- 4 cups of powdered sugar (or 1 box)
- 1 cup of softened butter
- 2-3 tablespoons of Eggnog
- ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
- Add powdered sugar to mixing bowl.
- Add softened sticks of butter
- Add 2 tbsps of eggnog
- Beat on low until powdered sugar is incorporated. Then move mixer up to medium-high speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When completely mixed the frosting may appear dry.
- Add more eggnog, a little bit at a time until frosting is the proper consistency.
- Add Nutmeg
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