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Easy Coconut Frosting

Have you ever wondered how to make coconut frosting? I have a simple yet AMAZING recipe for the easiest coconut frosting!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Coconut Frosting
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 4 oz egg whites
  • 2 cups (220g) confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Pure Coconut Extract
  • 1 lb (4 sticks, 452g) softened unsalted butter


  1. Add pasteurized egg whites and confectioners sugar to stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment.

  2. Turn mixer on low, let ingredients come together. Then turn on high speed for 3-5 minutes, or until egg whites and sugar are fully incorporated.

  3. With mixer off, add in the extract and mix on low speed until just combined.
  4. Now start adding in butter, about 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) at a time. After each addition, let the mixer run of medium-high speed until the butter is mostly incorporated. It can take about 3-4 minutes just to add in the butter.

  5. Once all the butter is added, turn the mixer on high speed and let it whip for at least 5 minutes. (I have let it go for as long as 10)

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