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Can I make butter cream frosting in a blender?

Can you make buttercream frosting in a blender? How do you create buttercream without using a mixer?

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You can create frosting using a blender; it won’t be as fluffy as frosting made with mixer paddles, but it’s certainly doable. Of course, forget about fancy stuff like the Swiss meringue buttercream – your trusty blender will cope with the basic butter, sugar and flavourings kind.

The only difficulty is the paddles: quite a bit of cream will cling to them and refuse to be scooped out. You’ll also need to scrape the sides of the blender occasionally while mixing.

Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature. Whizz the butter until it is fluffy, then add half of the icing sugar and blitz again. Scrape down the sides, then add the remaining sugar and combine again. Add flavourings and pulse several times to combine.

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If you just need a tiny amount of buttercream, use one of those smaller blender/choppers.