Crème de Menthe Buttercream

Photo: Stephen Devries; Styling: Julia Rutland  

Green crème de menthe adds faint color and cool flavor to Crème de Menthe Buttercream frosting.

This recipe goes with St. Patrick's Day Crème de Menthe Cupcakes

Yield: Makes 2 3/4 cups
Recipe from Coastal Living

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  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Green liquid food coloring


  1. Beat butter and cream cheese together at high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add powdered sugar; beat at low speed until smooth. Add peppermint extract, beating until fluffy. Tint with desired amount of food coloring, stirring until blended.
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