Luscious and creamy, this is truly the BEST Pineapple Frosting! Loaded with pineapple flavor that will complement all your favorite cakes and cupcakes. This frosting is sure to become your absolute favorite!
A while back I made a thick and chunky version of pineapple frosting. It was so delicious and flavorful but also a bit challenging to make.
You see, that frosting required a lot of pineapple puree in order to get the most flavor. Adding in so much puree made the frosting loose and required the help of meringue powder to keep it thick.
It’s also a tedious process to cook down crushed pineapple, let it cool, and then make the frosting.
That’s why I was so anxious to try Sally’s method for making strawberry frosting. She used freeze-dried strawberries and ground them into a powder.
This yielded the most flavorful frosting and I couldn’t wait to make my pineapple frosting this way. I've also made a raspberry frosting with freeze-dried raspberries that I think you'd like.
Pineapple frosting with freeze-dried pineapples
You may be wondering where you can buy freeze-dried pineapple. Most grocery stores have them but you probably haven't noticed if you weren’t intentionally looking for them.
I’ve seen them in the dried fruit sections of Target and Publix. But, if you can’t locate them in a store near you, they are available on Amazon.
You’ll need 2 cups worth of freeze-dried pineapple to make a full batch of frosting. That comes to about 84 grams.
Grind the pineapple in a food processor until it’s broken down into a fine powder. There’s ultimate flavor in this powder!
Add the pineapple powder to the buttercream when you add the confectioners’ sugar. A little extra heavy cream may be necessary to get the right consistency for a spreadable frosting.
This pineapple frosting is so luscious and creamy! It’s loaded with pineapple flavor. And it’s going to become your very favorite!!
The days of curdled buttercream frosting are over! You can try this with all sorts of freeze-dried fruits. Mix and match to make your own unique frosting flavors. And definitely make this version of pineapple frosting because it is THE BEST!