Strawberry Frosting

When this pink yumminess passed my lips the skies opened up and I heard angels sing !! This is honestly the best strawberry frosting I have ever made, and I have made a lot . I adore anything strawberry but making strawberry frosting has always been a struggle for me. Adding fresh strawberries tend to make it a bit runny and thin. I have tried adding strawberry jello into buttercream and I found it gritty. When I discovered that making a fine powder  from freeze dried strawberries was a thing , it intrigued me and I had to try it.  BAM..LIFE CHANGED!!

Freeze dried fruit and dried fruit are not the same thing so make sure you read the package. Where do you find freeze dried strawberries? Just about any large grocery store chain has them. I have bought them at my local kroger and wal-mart, they can also be ordered off amazon. Just a little tip when looking for an item you are not familar with at a store. If your store has an app make sure you download it , most of the time if you look on the app it will tell you what aisle your item is on. I use this feature along with a screen shot when I send my 17 year old son to the store.

I basically took a basic buttercream frosting and added the powdered freeze dried strawberries to it, worked like a charm. This powder really packs a punch of flavor .You do need a few appliances for this recipe but so worth. Start off by blending a package of freeze dried in food processor or blender into a fine powder. Beat the butter until fluffy and the powder and blend well. Add the strawberry extracts for an extra punch of flavor.

Slowly add powdered sugar and alternate milk until the desired consistency. Beat until nice and fluffy.

Now this is ready to be spread or pipped on a cake or cupcake. I actually put this frosting on a Lemon Cupcake and it was a fabulous contrast.


Strawberry Frosting

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  • 1 1/2 sticks butter room temp
  • 1 oz bag freeze dried strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk


  • Place freeze dried strawberries in a food processor or blender and blend it until it a fine powder , set aside
  • Place room temp butter in a stand up mixer and beat until fluffy
  • Add the strawberry powder and beat untill incorporated
  • Beat in strawberry extract
  • Add a powdered sugar a half a cup at a time and alternate adding milk until desired consistency
  • Beat until smooth and fluffy
  • This is ready to be piped or spread on cakes or cupcakes


If the frosting is on a cake or cupcake it is fine at room temperature for a few days.
Leftover frosting can be stored in the fridge in a covered container for up to a week . When you are ready to use it bring it to room temperature and blend it well.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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4 years ago

What is freeze dried strawberry?

4 years ago

Never heard or even seen before. Thanks for responding..


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3 years ago

How long does this frosting last at room temperature? How should it be stored?