Those closest to me know that my favorite “flavor” of all time is strawberry. Strawberry ice cream, strawberry milkshakes, strawberry cotton candy- and, perhaps my biggest weakness, strawberry frosted doughnuts.
Today, I’m sharing with you my recipe for Killer Strawberry Frosting. I call it “killer” because this is not some all-natural, made-from-organic-strawberries frosting the sort of which might be found at your local fancy bakery or restaurant- this is good old homemade pink strawberry frosting, made with frozen strawberries, lots of sugar and some strawberry flavoring.
Yes, flavoring- because frozen strawberries simply don’t have enough of an in-your-face strawberry flavor. And this frosting is nothing if not in-your-face.
Of course, you want to use good flavoring. My favorite is strawberry flavoring oil by Lorann (no relation to me).
Killer Strawberry Frosting
1/4 cup frozen strawberries, thawed
2 sticks sweet (unsalted) butter, cold and firm (but not frozen)
3 cups confectioners’ (powdered) sugar, sifted and lump-free
pinch of kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
scant 1/8 teaspoon strawberry flavoring oil
pink food coloring gel or paste (don’t use liquid, which will make your frosting too, um, liquid)
In a food processor or blender, or with a handheld blender, process frozen strawberries until pureed. Set aside.
With your mixer, beat cold butter and salt together until light and fluffy, around 3 minutes.
Slowly add confectioners’ sugar, mixing on low speed until combined. Add vanilla, strawberry oil, and pureed strawberries, and mix on low just until incorporated. Add pink food coloring until frosting is as pink as you like.
Slather this frosting on your favorite doughnut, cupcake or cookie.