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I've always loved strawberry frosting made with real fruit. It's world's better than strawberry frosting made with an extract. Really, artificially flavored frosting isn't even on the same playing field as a good homemade frosting made with real strawberries.
And I'm an unashamed canned frosting junkie, so that's saying a lot coming from me!
The trouble with using real berries in a buttercream recipe is that the liquid from the berries can really mess with the consistency of the frosting. I always struggle getting it to be firm enough that it spreads easily, but not adding so much powdered sugar that it's overly sweet.
Over the past few years I've seen various bloggers make frosting using freeze dried fruit, and I've been dying to give it a try. So when my friend, Jenni, offered to let me try out Thrive Life's freeze dried fruit, I jumped on the opportunity to give this recipe a try!
The verdict: I think this is a brilliant way to make strawberry frosting!
The flavor is concentrated with more strawberry goodness than other frosting recipes I've tried, the spreadability is perfect, and it is WAY easier to make than a frosting with pureed fresh fruit. All you have to do is blend up the berries into a fine powder and toss it in with the powdered sugar. Couldn't be easier.
Thrive Life freeze dries their fruit at the peak of ripeness, which means their products are unbeatable when it comes to flavor! And if you don't believe me, ask my two-year old. He'll tell you.
Enjoy this recipe! Maybe try it spread on top of our Copycat Lofthouse Sugar cookies. Yum!