Top Review by WorkingMom2three
My daughter's one request was for strawberry frosting for her birthday cake. I always make my frosting, but I had never attempted strawberry before, so I thought this looked good. The recipe was fine, but the taste was disgusting. Maybe it's been too long since I had strawberry milk, but the artificial taste was very off-putting.
- 8 tablespoons salted butter (it helps set- add a shake of table salt if using unsalted)
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar, must be beaten in gradually
- 1⁄2 cup strawberry-flavor Nestle Nesquik powder
- 1⁄2 cup 2% low-fat milk (any kind is fine but I normally keep 2% around)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions See How It's Made
- Butter must be highly softened but NOT melted. I'd recommend leaving it out in a safe area for about 20 minutes.
- With an electric mixer, cream the butter with 1 cup confectioners sugar and the milk.
- Beat in the Nesquik and vanilla extract.
- In small increments, beat in the rest of the confectioners' sugar. For a stiffer frosting, add a little more confectioners sugar.
- This will ice about 24-36 cupcakes assuming you use about 2-3 Tbsp per cupcake. It's best to make this after you've baked and are ready to use it because refridgeration will cause it to set and make it practically unspreadable.