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Fresh Strawberry Frosting for Valentine’s Day

Green flower vase with cutting board and bowl of fresh strawberries for fresh frosting recipe, Valentine's Day treat

The Easiest Homemade Strawberry Frosting

Our boys are nearly 10 and 12, and our older son loves to cook. He’s also super picky about cooking with fresh ingredients, so on a recent snow day we decided to make fresh strawberry buttercream frosting for Valentine’s Day. It was a super easy recipe to make with kids (he made the cupcakes ahead of time!), and it’s the perfect treat with Valentine’s Day around the corner.

When I was researching using fresh strawberries, I found many people mentioning that the water in the fresh fruit can make the frosting a little runny. So, after chopping the strawberries in a food processor, we cooked them on medium heat to reduce the mixture to about half to thicken it up.

This delicious frosting was a big hit! A friend of mine was our taste tester and she said it tasted like biting into fresh strawberries. It’s the perfect strawberry frosting recipe for a range of baked goods including cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more. It was easy to make and very tasty! See below for the full recipe. Enjoy!

A delicious & easy fresh strawberry frosting recipe in honor of Valentines Day 2023! See the desciption for the full ingredient list & recipe! This is a very easy recipe, and it's so yummy!

How to make strawberry frosting

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt

1.) Chop strawberries in a food processor. Cook on medium-low in a saucepan until reduced to half, approx. 10-15 min. Cool to room temperature.

2.) Mix softened butter and 2 cups of powdered sugar until well combined.

3.) Add the salt, 3 tbsp of strawberry reduction, vanilla, heavy whipping cream, and remaining powdered sugar. Mix until well combined and serve!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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