Spiked Irish Cream Latte Buttercream Frosting

I should start by saying that this recipe is not for children. Or anyone under 21. (I accidentally typed “18” the first time I wrote that…where am I living?)

It also isn’t going to get you drunk.

Although getting drunk on frosting does have a certain appeal to it.

Huh? What? Who said that? Give me back my keyboard!

In case you were wondering–I am aware that there’s a wonderful day next week called Thanksgiving and I haven’t featured any festive recipes here.

Go here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here for yummy looking Thanksgiving recipes, and then make this frosting, eat it….and just try to be mad at me. Let me know how that works out for you.

(Also, I’m working on Thanksgiving, so maybe I’m a little bitter?)

This frosting would be perfect on a cupcake, a sugar cookie (pictured), or eaten straight off a very large spoon. I made cookie sandwiches too…because adding another cookie is NEVER a bad thing. I topped these with chocolate covered espresso beans. If you did want to make these non-alcoholic, you could use an Irish cream extract (does that exist?) or Irish cream syrup made for coffee.

Spiked Irish Cream Latte Buttercream

1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons Irish cream
2 tablespoons espresso powder
3-4 cups powdered sugar

1. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, Irish cream, and espresso powder.
2. One cup at a time, add in powdered sugar until you achieve desired consistency. You’ll want it a little stiffer/thicker for piping (mine was a little soft to hold its shape after piping).

Verdict: So yummy. Sweet, delicious and addicting.
Husband’s take: He liked these but preferred the other type of buttercream that I made on the same day. That recipe will surface soon enough! I had a friend over and she liked this type better than the other flavor I made.
Changes I would make: Eat more next time? I actually threw some of these out after my friend left! Because they were too delicious and tempting.
Difficulty: Easy!

Yum. I wish I had one now.

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  2. Lorann Oils makes an Irish cream flavoring!

  3. Um….that picture with the two cookies and the buttercream piled high in between, yeah…I’ll take 2 please!! Great buttercream combo!

  4. ’18’ you must be here in the UK then! Can’t drive till we’re 17 but hey we can get blotto much sooner.

    I’ll definately be trying this out at the weekend – I’m thinking on top of some chocolate biscuits.

  5. Let me get this straight……you threw some AWAY?! Are you crazy?!!! Girl, my address is 4056…..next time you have extra cookies, or frosting, or cookies with frosting….send them this way please! :)
    Those sound AH-mazing!

  6. um, yes please! i could eat this off the spoon – no cookie needed.

  7. Oh my lordy. This looks amazing. I love love love Baileys. I have to restrain from posting about it too much. Have you tried to Baileys coffee creamer? It’s amazing. So close to alcoholic Baileys but it’s non-alcholic and for coffee, sooo good if you have to go to work :)

    I would never throw away desserts. Ever. And getting tipsy on desserts can be great. I just made dark rum oatmeal raisin cookies and was hoping I would :)

    • Hahaha! I loved this comment Averie. Sounds like we’re two peas in a pod! I drink my coffee black–but if I was going to put something in it, I think it would be Bailey’s coffee creamer!

  8. Love the photos! Working on some Thanksgiving treats, this buttercream may be just what I’ve been looking for….

  9. I’d definitely go for eating this right out of a big spoon! Fantastic cream!

  10. How do you make buttercream better? You add booze! I really would only need a spoon, but it looks really good on the cookies with the espresso beans too :)

  11. Haha I can’t say I wouldn’t like to get drunk on frosting. But imagine the hangover – a regular one combined with a sugar hangover would be rather painful.

  12. Wow these look amazing ….please deliver, I’m over 21!

  13. This looks wonderful! I love the idea of putting a little extra in my cookies. But you’re right – I better keep them away from my girls! :)

  14. OMG I can’t even close my mouth. These look amazing! I seriously have to make this on something right now!!!!

  15. OMG! Do you have any idea what kind of trouble I could get into with this buttercream. You mean girl…this looks so fantastic! Great idea. Fabulous idea…bad,bad idea.

  16. Okay I kind of need this to be in my belly this INSTAAAAAANT.

  17. I could eat it with a spoon. I love buttercream, especially when inspired by coffee drinks! And alcohol! :)

  18. who wouldn’t like that. Amazing.

  19. Must. Try.! I have always had a love affair with Irish Cream – especially since I remember od’ing on my mother’s friend’s fabulous Irish Cream Puffs as a child (who knew a child could get *tipsy* off of food *LOL*)

  20. Oohh those look dreamy!! hahah I love how you said 18 first! hahahah

  21. OH my this looks amazing. I want 7. Seriously. And working on Thanksgiving :( boo

  22. Your wonderful pictures have me drooling! Huge Irish cream fan here but mix that with cookies and icing and I’m in heaven!! :)

  23. Oh dreamy,creamy and spiked a little, love it!! sorry you have to work on T Day.

  24. I think getting drunk from frosting is the best way!

    This looks fantastic

  25. Fantastic flavor! I will be keeping this one for St Patty’s day or any other day when I get the notion for eating and baking something with wee bit of Irish cream.

  26. You’re working on Thanksgiving?! That’s so un-American! :( This looks fantastic. Maybe if you bribe your boss with some yummies you can get off of work ;)

  27. What? You threw them out? What a shame! Let me give you my address so you can mail them to me next time! :)

  28. I made some bourbon frosting once that I swear made me go all giggly.

    This looks wonderful though, I’d have a hard time not eating it with a spoon!

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