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How To Make Costco Icing

You can use it for almost any dessert as a topping, this Costco Icing is something unique, which is why I will be showing How To Make Costco Icing, this vanilla buttercream icing can be used with cakes, cupcakes, or shortcakes, and it can be used for almost any other dessert you can think of as well.

I’ll try to go over everything you need to know to make the best homemade Costco icing, so I recommend reading some of the information that I’ve provided alongside the recipe.

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

  • Butter: Of course, I don’t think you can make any icing without butter, I recommend using unsalted butter in order to get control of the added salt, and make sure the butter is at proper room temperature.
  • Confectioners’ Sugar: Also called Powdered sugar, this will sweeten your Costco icing and add stability and pipe-ability to it.
  • Crisco: We will do this for maximum creaminess and richness.
  • Vanilla Extract: Adds that glorious vanilla flavor, feel free to use homemade vanilla extract.
  • Salt: Offsets the sweetness and adds that little something extra
How To Make Costco Icing
How To Make Costco Icing

What’s The Best Butter To Use For Homemade Costco Icing?

When making this Homemade Costco icing, the best butter to use is unsalted butter, which allows you to control the amount of salt that is added, as many brands of butter have different amounts of salt in their product, so if you use salted butter, you should omit additional salt.

How To Make Costco Icing?

  • In a mixing bowl, add both meringue and water then beat soft peaks form.
  • Continue beating the mixture at low and gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, mixing well after each cup.
  • Make sure to add a little extra water in between.
  • Next, you want to add clear vanilla, salt, Crisco, and butter and beat until smooth.
  • And Voila! You just got yourself a homemade Costco icing.

Recipe Tips & Variations

The best thing about this homemade Costco icing recipe is that you can change it up to make many different flavors.

  • Chocolate: You want to sift 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, then mix into the icing base until well combined. After that, add 1 to 2 extra tablespoons of Crisco if needed for a smoother, creamier frosting.
  • Caramel: Go ahead and mix in 1/3 to 1/2 cup of caramel sauce, both homemade or store-bought can work here.
  • Strawberry: Mix the frozen dried strawberry powder into the Costco icing until well combined.
  • Food coloring: It can be added to your homemade Costco icing, if you going to use liquid food coloring, I recommend using just a few drops as it can thin out the Icing.

What Can I Use Homemade Costco Icing With?

Here are a few of my favorite ways to enjoy your homemade Costco icing:

  • Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Shortcakes
  • Lemon Cupcakes
  • Confetti Cupcakes
  • Vanilla Cake
  • Soft Cakey Sugar Cookies
  • Checkerboard Cake
  • Sugar Cookie Bars
  • Piñata Cupcakes
  • Sugar Cookie Cake
How To Make Costco Icing
How To Make Costco Icing

FAQ Section

How Can You Make Cold Butter At Room Temperature?

To get cold butter at room temperature, first slice it into smaller pieces, then microwave it on a plate at 50% power for about 10-second bursts. Make sure to flip them after each burst, and you’ll have a nice room temperature butter in no time!

Will This Costco Icing Melt At Room Temperature?

Yes, If you leave homemade Costco icing at room temperature, it will develop a crust while the inside stays smooth. Icing can lose structure if it’s too warm or humid. This will affect piping and may cause layer cakes to sag or collapse.

How Long Can You Leave Costco Icing Out?

Costco Icing can last for up to 12 hours at room temperature if covered, however, I recommend always storing your icing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for the a longer shelf life.

How Store Homemade Costco Icing?

This homemade Costco icing can be made 1 to 2 days ahead of time; just cover it tightly and store it in the refrigerator. Before frosting cupcakes/cakes, remove them from the refrigerator and bring them to room temperature.

How Store Homemade Costco Icing In The Freezer?

Your homemade Costco icing also freezes well for up to 3 months. Store the icing in a container with an air-tight lid then place it in the freezer. Make sure to thaw it overnight in the refrigerator, then bring it to room temperature and mix well before using.

How Do I Thin Out My Homemade Costco Icing?

In order to thin your homemade Costco icing, you want to add in some extra Crisco, make sure to mix in a tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.

How To Make Costco Icing
How To Make Costco Icing

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Homemade Costco Icing Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (1.12 oz.)

  • Calories 143
  • Total Fat 7.1g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5g
  • Trans Fat 0.3g
  • Cholesterol 19mg
  • Sodium 2.7mg
  • Potassium 8.5mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
  • Sugars 19g
  • Protein 0.2g
  • Vitamin A 4.4%
  • Calcium 0.4%
  • Iron 0.1%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

How To Make Costco Icing

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 5 minutesServings:6-8 servingsCalories:143 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

You can use it for almost any dessert as a topping, this Costco Icing is something unique, which is why I will be showing How To Make Costco Icing, this vanilla buttercream icing can be used with cakes, cupcakes, or shortcakes, and it can be used for almost any other dessert you can think of as well.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add both meringue and water then beat soft peaks form.
  2. Continue beating the mixture at low and gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, mixing well after each cup.
  3. Make sure to add a little extra water in between.
  4. Next, you want to add clear vanilla, salt, Crisco, and butter and beat until smooth.
  5. And Voila! You just got yourself a homemade Costco icing.

Notes

  • Chocolate: You want to sift 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, then mix into the icing base until well combined. After that, add 1 to 2 extra tablespoons of Crisco if needed for a smoother, creamier frosting.
  • Caramel: Go ahead and mix in 1/3 to 1/2 cup of caramel sauce, both homemade or store-bought can work here.
  • Strawberry: Mix the frozen dried strawberry powder into the Costco icing until well combined.
  • Food coloring: It can be added to your homemade Costco icing, if you going to use liquid food coloring, I recommend using just a few drops as it can thin out the Icing.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 6-8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 143
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.1g11%
Saturated Fat 4.5g23%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 19mg7%
Sodium 2.7mg1%
Potassium 8.5mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 20g7%
Sugars 19g
Protein 0.2g1%

Vitamin A 4.4%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 0.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.