Beth has long said that I think a little off-kilter. My brain just operates in a way that is foreign to most people. The is particularly true when it comes to food. When most people look at coffee creamer, they see a coffee flavoring. I see ice cream floats and pepper steak.
When we got a recent challenge to create a recipe using International Delight Cold Stone Creamery flavored creamers, I just knew that I was not going to just make a coffee drink. As it turns out, one of the Cold Stone Creamery flavors featured by International Delight is Founder’s Favorite, a brownie sundae with chocolate and caramel sauces. YUM!! Since the creamer is basically a substitute for milk mixed with a flavoring agent, why not use it to make a flavored buttercream frosting.
Your typical buttercream frosting uses a cup of butter, 3 cups of powdered sugar, and 1 or 2 tablespoons of whipping cream plus a teaspoon of vanilla for flavoring. My thought? If I use the creamer instead of the whipping cream and flavoring, I can get a brownie sundae flavored frosting to top my brownie. Instead of crumbling my brownie into some ice cream, I’ll be topping my brownie all of the flavors of ice cream and keep it all in a tiny package. If I make mini brownies, I can have more than one and maybe even share if they last that long!
International Delight Creamer Brownie Sundae Frosting
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 cups powdered or confectioner’s sugar
2-4 tablespoons International Delight Cold Stone Creamery Founder’s Favorite flavored creamer
- In a stand mixer or using a beater, whip the butter until it starts to turn a light yellow.
- Slowly add the sugar until fully incorporated.
- Add flavoring one tablespoon at a time until it reaches desired consistency and flavoring level.
This frosting could go great on just about anything. How about a cake? Maybe you could thin it down with a little extra creamer and use it as a glaze for a chocolate bread or muffin.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.