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Course: Sweets
Keyword: Avocado Buttercream Frosting, Condiments, Dairy-Free, Desserts, Gluten-Free

Avocado Buttercream Frosting

ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 cups
Thanks to their high fat content, avocados easily replace butter in this smooth, creamy, and dairy-free buttercream frosting.
This recipe first appeared in Season 9 of Good Eats.
Photo by Lynne Calamia
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  • 8 ounces (2 medium) avocado
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 pound powdered sugar, sifted plus more if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 cups


  • Peel and pit the avocado. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the avocado and lemon juice until lightened in color, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the powdered sugar, a little at a time, and beat until smooth. If needed, add more powdered sugar to achieve desired consistency. Add the lemon extract and mix to combine. Use right away or cover with plastic wrap, place in an airtight container, and store in the refrigerator for a few hours.
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