Why You Should Love Lemon Frosting: We Show You How To Make It

sliced of citrus lemon

Lemon is a really funny flavor. We say that because of the fact that some people really love it while others tend to really hate it. There usually isn’t much of an “in between” when it comes to lemon.

However, if you or someone in your life is a “lemon lover,” you’ll be glad to know that lemon frosting is super easy to make. Not only is it easy, but it’s also versatile.

Lemon frosting goes with pretty much any cake, pie, or other sweet treat you can think of. Some people even like to just make lemon frosting and use it as a dip or spread for cookies and other tasty goodies.

Whatever your reasons, if you’re interested in learning how to make lemon frosting, you’ve come to the right place.

Get the Right Ingredients Together

To start off with, you can’t make lemon frosting if you don’t have the right ingredients. Fortunately, you don’t need much to create this super easy (and super delicious) lemon frosting recipe.

Here’s what you’ll need to gather to make it happen:

  • 1 cup of salted butter
  • 5 cups of sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of lemon zest (depending on how much you like lemon)
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice

Put it All Together for a Delicious Concoction

Once you have your ingredients assembled, it’s time to start putting them together for deliciousness that can’t be beat.

Grab a mixer or a whisk and some arm strength, and mix together your sugar and butter until you have a pale yellow, soft mixture.

Now, you’ll want to add the lemon juice and zest. Blend thoroughly, and once the mixture starts to get fluffy, you’ll have your yummy frosting.

Optional Add-Ons for Even More “Yums”

While the frosting you have already made is sure to be utterly delicious on its own, there are some extra measures you can take to make your frosting taste even better and even more to your particular liking.

If, for example, you are someone who likes things to look pretty, you may want to add a few drops of lemon food coloring. You’d be surprised at how much a change in color can affect people’s perceptions of the taste.

Also, if you prefer a thicker, even sweeter frosting, you can add in another half cup of sugar or powdered sugar if you prefer the taste and/or consistency.

Any of these small changes can impact the taste of the frosting and could potentially make you love it even more, so don’t be afraid to experiment.

What to Do with Your Lemon Frosting

Once you have a nice batch of lemon frosting whipped up, you may be wondering what to do with it.

Fortunately, there are all kinds of things you can do with lemon frosting.

Some people, for example, like to put it on top of cheesecake. If you do this, just make sure the cheesecake has been refrigerated and is firm enough to handle being topped.

You could also try it on top of cinnamon rolls for a tangy, interesting treat. You can even do this with canned cinnamon rolls if you want to save yourself some time and effort.

Lemon frosting also works well on doughnuts, or you could make a cookie sandwich by spreading a nice, thick layer of frosting between two cookies of your choice.

As you can see, there are all kinds of ways to use your frosting, and these are really just a few of a great many.

lemon cupcakes

Non-Traditional (But Delicious) Frosting Uses

The options for using your frosting that are mentioned above are certainly sure to please most people. However, if you find yourself with leftover frosting or if you just want to get creative, there are all kinds of other potential uses for this tasty treat.

In the mornings, for example, many people enjoy using lemon frosting in place of syrup on their pancakes or waffles. In the same way, you make a cookie sandwich, you could also make a waffle sandwich if you don’t mind a major sugar rush.

Some people even like lemon frosting spread over their bagels or, if you’re feeling particularly sinful, over pop tarts or toaster strudels.

Lemon frosting can be used in many other non-conventional ways as well. You could drop a glop into your coffee for sweetness and flavor, for example, or you could mix it into ice cream or oatmeal.

In fact, if you like lemon frosting, you’ll probably come up with all kinds of yummy ways to use it. Don’t be surprised, though, if you find yourself making it more and more; it’s that good.

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