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Easy Homemade Almond Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Angie Kauffman
Course Dessert


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar can be sifted to get rid of any lumps
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons milk may need more, depending on desired consistency, but not too much more


  • I recommend using a stand mixer, if you have one, if you would also like to achieve the super light frosting feel.  Even if you don't have one, you can still get that lightness, it will just involve you standing there with your hand mixer for a lot longer than you might want to stand there.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until it's a smooth consistency.
  • Add in the powdered sugar, salt, and both extracts. Mix these well.
  • Start adding in the milk a little at a time, especially if it becomes too difficult to mix the original mixture.  Keep adding milk and beating the mixture until you reach your desired consistency.
  • After you've added all the ingredients, add food coloring, if desired.


Everyone likes their frosting a little different.  So, just remember that you'll probably use less milk and less beating if you want a very thick frosting.  If you like it more fluffy and air-filled, then you'll be higher on the milk scale and beat the frosting for longer.
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