Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Buttercream spread on top, garnished with peppermint sprinkles Zoom

Peppermint Buttercream Recipe

Add the perfect holiday touch to your favorite chocolate cake recipe with this delicious Peppermint Buttercream frosting. Great for filling, piping or icing cupcakes, this sweet and refreshing icing is sure to become a new holiday favorite. Add a little red icing color for added holiday fun.
Makes: About 3 cups
Skill Level: Beginner

Product Actions

Additional Information

Step 1

In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed 2-3 minutes or until well combined.

Step 2

Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well between each, until icing appears smooth. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.

Step 3

Add milk, peppermint extract, salt and vanilla. Beat at medium speed 3-4 minutes or until light and fluffy.

Do you have everything you need to get started?
Supply List
Viewing Options
Detailed List Simple List



In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)

solid vegetable shortening

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening

butter, softened

1/2 cup butter, softened

confectioners' sugar

4 cups confectioners' sugar (about 1 lb)


2 tablespoons milk

peppermint extract

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract


1/4 teaspoon salt

Item(s) added to the shopping cart!

View Shopping Cart Continue Shopping

Item(s) added to your Favorites!

View Favorites Continue Shopping