Monday, December 9, 2013

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting


Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting!!!

Yes, you heard me correctly!  This frosting is pretty freaking awesome.  I made this for my sister way back in August for her Birthday, she has always LOVED mint chocolate chip ice-cream and chocolate.  What better way to say Happy Birthday than with a decadent chocolate cake and mint chocolate chip frosting?!?!
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter replacement, softened to room temperature
  • 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Vanilla/Original Flavor Kefir
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (taste test it, add as much as you need but be careful!)
  • 2 drops green food dye (or to desired "greenness")
  • pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips (not regular size, doesn't spread well...I've done this)
Directions:
  •  Make your cake (or cupcakes) and let them cool.
  • Take softened butter and beat on medium speed for about 1 minute (until smooth & creamy)
  •  Add just 3 cups of powdered sugar.
  • Add Kefir
  • Add peppermint extract (start with just 1/4 teaspoon for now) 
  • & add food coloring (start small here too! you can add more later!)
  • Beat all together for 2-3 minutes on high speed.
  • Examine your frosting: if too thick add more Kefir ~or~
  • Examine your frosting: if too runny add another cup of powdered sugar
  • Once you have the consistency right then taste test.
  • Add peppermint (slowly!) and food coloring as desired
  • Beat all together.
  • Mix in chocolate chips by hand. 
(Tastes the most awesome on the day of or the day after but can be kept almost as awesome in the fridge for a few days.)
 Not the best photo quality here but I think you get the idea :)  This is definitely a cool recipe to have your back pocket that can be whipped out to impress.  It is very easy and people will love it :).
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