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The Best Buttercream Icing {gluten free}

5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) softened
  • 4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoon milk any kind will work


  • Place softened butter in large mixing bowl or bowl of stand mixer
  • Using hand or stand mixer, cream butter until smooth
  • Add salt and vanilla and blend together
  • Add powdered sugar ½ cup at a time and continue blending until smooth
  • Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time and blend until you get to the consistency you’re looking for (3 tablespoon is perfect for icing cakes and cupcakes!)
  • Use however you wish!
Keyword breakfast, buttercream, buttercream icing, icing, vanilla icing, white icing
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