Refreshing coconut buttercream frosting recipe

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There’s nothing better than this recipe for homemade Coconut Buttercream Frosting. It’s a made from scratch, simple recipe that is perfect slathered on cakes, cupcakes, or right from the spoon.


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Coconut Buttercream Frosting with Coconut Milk

I have for you the best Coconut Buttercream Frosting recipe! It’s creamy and silky. It’s stiff và pipe-able. It’s darn right delicious.

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It’s made with powdered sugar, butter, and coconut milk. The end result has a thick, silky texture with a light coconut taste, making it great for any tropical dessert.

Do you see how fluffy it looks? All those air pockets?

This was achieved by beating with my electric mixer for an extra five minutes. It whips up into a thick and fluffy consistency.


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I’ve made cookie butter frosting, salted caramel frosting, và 7-minute frosting. Each one was great but they come nowhere near as delectableas today’s frosting.

This version of easy coconut frosting uses coconut milk instead of coconut extract. The result is a lusciously silky texture that glides across the tongue.

I seriously love how smooth it is. It’s just as silky as my cream cheese frosting!

If you need more coconut flavor, showroom half a teaspoon of coconut extract.

I’ve updated the recipe with instructions on how to use coconut cream instead of milk for even more flavor.



Pro tip – Make sure the butter is super soft! set the butter on the counter 1-2 hours prior lớn use.

This is now my new favorite frosting. I want lớn put it on vị trí cao nhất of everything.

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I’m certain you are going to feel the same way too!

Try it on pineapple cupcakes,pineapple coconut cake, or this pineapple poke cake!

What tropical dessert would you pair this frosting with? I’d love khổng lồ hear your ideas.

Or, if you’ve already made it and really enjoyed, I’d lượt thích to hear that too!



Common questions about coconut buttercream

Do I have to lớn use canned coconut milk?

You must use canned coconut milk. Refrigerated coconut milk is a beverage và is watered down. You can typically find canned coconut milk in the Asian food aisle of the grocery store.

What kind of coconut milk bởi you recommend?

Regular/full-fat canned coconut milk is best for this recipe.

Can you use coconut cream?

You certainly can! This will give you a richer coconut flavor.

Does the frosting need lớn be refrigerated or can it be stored at room temp for a couple of hours?

It would be safe for a couple of hours at room temp but definitely no longer than that.

If you plan to lớn use it the next day, refrigerate it và then let it sit for 30 mins lớn soften before use. You may have to re-whip it if you refrigerate it.

Can I địa chỉ cửa hàng shredded coconut lớn the frosting?

You certainly can! Keep in mind the frosting may be difficult khổng lồ pipe through small piping tips due to the coconut flakes.

Can I use coconut sugar?

I don’t recommend this. Coconut sugar is very coarse and will not work lượt thích confectioner’s sugar. Confectioner’s sugar is ground lớn a powder consistency and mixed with cornstarch. This is what thickens the frosting.

Can I use salted butter?

There’s absolutely no way to lớn tell how much salt is in the butter. You run the risk of having super salty frosting. For best results, use unsalted butter and địa chỉ a pinch of salt if needed.