You may not be a baking queen in the kitchen. Store bought frostings may be more of your style than whipping your own up from scratch. That’s fine and dandy, but even so, did you know there are simple ways to flavor those frostings right from home? With just a few simple and common ingredients, you can easily add some flavor to an inexpensive can of ready made frosting for less. Want to know how? Take a look below!
7 Ways to Flavor Store Bought Frosting
1. Kool Aid.
You can sprinkle in small amounts of Kool Aid or other powder drink mixes to achieve the flavor you wish. The more you add, the stronger the flavor will be. Another cool perk? Your frosting will take on the color of the powder giving it a little extra pizzazz!
2. Assorted candy.
Do you have leftover Halloween candy still sitting around? You can crush hard candies such as Smarties or Sweet Tarts into a fine powder and toss them into your frosting for a little extra kick. The trick is to make sure you really crush it finely, so it dissolves well into the frosting.
Squeeze the juice of your favorite fruits into your frosting, or, you can even puree the fruits in a blender and stir them in. This is a great way to not only add tons of healthy flavor but give the frosting some color as well.
4. Common extracts.
You can always add a drop or two of your favorite extract to give your frosting some flavor. Try a drop of peppermint, vanilla, or even orange extract to give your frosting a cool kick.
Another way to give your frosting some flavor and color is to stir in a packet of jello. You can choose any flavor you wish, and a little goes a long way. Just sprinkle it on in until the frosting is the desired flavor and color.
6. Coffee syrups.
If you are a coffee drinker, chances are you have an assortment of coffee syrups on hand. For some truly unique tasting frosting, pour in a little bit of coffee syrup and watch the magic happen.
7. Peanut butter.
Yes you read that right! Why not add peanut butter to your frosting for a truly decadent taste? This flavor of frosting would go well on a chocolate cupcake, giving you a peanut butter cup effect.
See how easy it can be to flavor a simple can of store bought frosting? You don’t need to spend the big bucks on fancy frosting, instead just grab a cheap can and give one of these methods a try. You are sure to come up with some fantastic and sweet that not only your taste buds will love but so will your budget.