Crazy Yum Buttercream Frosting

Hi. Me here.

I made Buttercream Frosting today. For cupcakes, duh. With melted vanilla ice cream. It’s a problem.

Because I also used a stick and a half of butter.

And I’d just sworn off of butter on Saturday. Swearing off of butter never does anybody any good.

Especially because a stick and a half of butter. And melted ice cream. In frosting.

Well, see for yourself.


No, wait. Fluff-ffff-ffff-fff-eeeeeeeee.

My children, every one of them stood at the counter with their noses near the edge of the mixing bowl.

“Can I have a lick?”

“Can I have a lick now?”



And I (being the particularly strict and controlling mother that I am) said, “No. You may not have a lick.”

Given sternly with follow-up command, “You MUST have a bite.”

The cheers were muffled by mounds of fluffeee frosting. But, I’m pretty sure the whole lot of them yelled, “Mom, you are gorgeous.” Because, you know. That’s what kids say while they are eating cupcakes made by your hands. With two sticks of butter. And melted ice cream.



Crazy Yum Buttercream Frosting


12 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup softened vanilla ice cream
5-7 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla OR
(a scrape of seeds from a single vanilla bean)


In a stand mixer, beat the butter and ice cream with the powdered sugar and vanilla. Whip on the highest speed you've got for a good 3 minutes. Spread over your favorite cupcake recipe (don't have a favorite? Try this one)! Eat, eat, enjoy.

15 Responses to “Crazy Yum Buttercream Frosting”

  1. Katie says:

    Mmmmm!!! Looks delicious! I think I’m going to *have* to make this recipe this week! :)

  2. Katrina says:

    Mmm I would just eat this frosting with a spoon! Love it.

  3. Would you mind terribly if I moved in and just pretended to be another one of your kids? :smile: Ice cream INSIDE frosting = you are my hero.

  4. Donna says:

    A new frosting recipe? Definitely need to try! And my boys hover over the mixing bowl whenever I’m making goodies, begging for scraps of any size.

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  6. Intriguing idea! Does it taste similar to regular buttercream frosting?

  7. Cumorah says:

    I am here to testify that this “Crazy Yum Frosting” is indeed crazy yum. Sounds of “mmm”, “aaah”, and “oh my heavens that is seriously good” resounded around our table last night after delving in to the greatness of these fluff covered cakes. Thank you from the bottom of my butter loving soul!

  8. Shannon says:

    I am making cupcakes for my son’s kindergarten teacher and class for her birthday tomorrow. How many cupcakes will this cover. I will need enough to a least cover 30 cupcakes. I can not wait to make this!!!!!! Thak you!

  9. MMMMmmmm. You can never have enough buttercream.

  10. molly says:

    really? melted vanilla ice cream??

    well, i never. but i shall, absolutely. and very soon. might just be genius.

  11. Shanny says:

    I can not wait to try this,me and my friend are having a baking day real soon and this will be on the list of things to make. thank you

  12. Yolanda says:

    can you make a chocolate version of this?

  13. Marcell Prunty says:

    Butter is a dairy product made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk. It is generally used as a spread and a condiment, as well as in cooking, such as baking, sauce making, and pan frying. Butter consists of butterfat, milk proteins and water…

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