If you love Eggnog then you’re going to fall head over heels in love with this Homemade Eggnog Frosting! It’s got the perfect amount of eggnog flavor and it’s great for frosting cupcakes, brownies and cookies!
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My husband and son love eggnog and while I’m not a fan of eggnog as a drink, this Homemade Eggnog Frosting is delicious! I recently whipped up a batch of this easy eggnog icing for some homemade gingerbread cookies and it was fantastic.
What you’ll need for Homemade Eggnog Frosting : (amounts below in recipe)
- unsalted butter, room temperature
- powdered sugar
- cream of tarter
Does this frosting stay stiff?
It does but not as stiff as a traditional butter cream frosting that you might normally use for piping swirls onto cupcakes. The addition of the cream of tarter helps to stabilize it a bit but this frosting is more for frosting cookies, small swirls and for frosting things like brownies in my opinion. Of course you could add more powdered sugar to make it thicker if you need it to be but it will cut down a bit on the eggnog flavor.
Also, if you stick this frosting in the fridge it will firm up a bit as well.
I love to use it to frost cookies and brownies!
Does Eggnog Frosting need to be refrigerated?
I’m still conflicted on this but I’ll tell you my opinion and what I’ve found through a little research and then I’ll let you decide.
My short answer is Yes. Because eggnog is in the frosting I would suggest that this frosting be stored in the fridge.
If I were making this frosting for cupcakes or cookies for a party, I would bake the cupcakes or cookies and make the frosting the day before the party. Then I would store them separately, placing the frosting in a airtight container in the fridge and the cupcakes/cookies in an airtight container on the counter. I would then frosting the cupcakes or cookies right before the party.
While I wouldn’t let these sit out for days at room temperature, they will be fine to sit out for a few hours.
Use this Homemade Eggnog Frosting on these recipes:
Homemade Eggnog Frosting
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 4 tablespoons eggnog
To make frosting, use an electric mixer to whisk butter until smooth.
Mix in powdered sugar and cream of tarter.
Mix in eggnog, whip until light and fluffy.
Because eggnog is in the frosting I would suggest that this frosting be stored in the fridge.
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