Freezing Frosting

Did you know that you can freeze frosting? I always knew you could freeze frosting, but recently I tried freezing it in the decorating bag. I just removed the tip and froze it in a ziploc bag. This works great for me because we have several birthdays a few weeks apart. The frosting might go bad in the fridge, but it lasts for a few months in the freezer.

Thaw the frosting in the refrigerator and then knead a little in the bag until you have a uniform consistency. I am not sure how long frosting will last in the freezer, but I have frozen it for over two months without a problem.

I might add that this is homemade butter cream frosting. I don’t have a recipe, but basically it is powdered sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla.


Sorry for the poor picture quality, I am not sure what happened, but I promise it really does work! Also this was my first attempt at freezing and I did not remove the tip. Do not make this mistake, the frosting had a metal taste, my second attempt with the tip removed tasted fine. 

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  1. Julie Krukemeyer says:

    We love to freeze left over frosting on graham crackers, makes a nice snack. Also, I use the same ingredients to make frosting but sometimes use imitation maple flavoring and then use the icing on top of a spice cake, it’s delicious.

  2. Sherry says:

    Cool! I’ll have to try that as I hat ethings going to waste and my sweet tooth acts up. LOL! 😀

  3. Amy says:

    Great idea. I will need to use this idea very soon. Blessings.

  4. miss mary says:

    I just today made too much frosting, (the same recipe stated in your post) and stuck it in the freezer, then thought I’d better check and see if I can freeze it. Typed it in the search engine and your site came up. wow talk about lucky. thank you for posting this. Now I know I’m safe. Thanks

  5. Tiffany says:

    Thank God! I thought I was going to have to throw away some of the best chocolate butter cream frosting I have ever made. Thank you for the great information.

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      Are you going to share the recipe? I would love to know how to make chocolate butter cream frosting… :)

  6. Ice Cream You Scream says:

    Thanks for the info. I made a huge amount of mascarpone frosting w/fresh lemon zest (Williams Sonoma recipe) to be sure I had enough for a big birthday cake project. Sooo yummy, and sooo expensive to make, and there’s no way I can use up the extra while we’re still trying to make our way through the leftover birthday cake! (Not to mention post-Halloween sugar overload.) So, freezer it is. Hopefully the mascarpone won’t have some surprise properties when frozen and thawed… If anyone has feedback on that please let me know.

  7. julie says:

    I just made chocolate cake and chocolate frosting for a dinner party. I have left over frosting that I wanted to freeze. Both cake and frosting turned out amazing got the recipe off the hersey cocoa powder container. Really good and so easy if you can make cake from a box you can do this. I was surprized how easy it was. Thanks for the info!

  8. Amanda says:

    Good to know as I made too much peanut butter frosting and too much coffee frosting. I make plenty of cakes and cupcakes and didn’t want to throw it out.

  9. Chippy55 says:

    I’ve frozen cake w/ icing for 6 weeks w/ no problem, just defrosted in the fridge for several hours, so I don’t see why another 2 weeks wouldn’t matter. I’ve even froze lemon meringue pie (store bought) for several weeks with no problem.

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