Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream

Mint Chocolate Chip Filling  –This is a delicious variation of the Classic Vanilla Buttercream recipe.  I love it sandwiched between chocolate layers!

1 stick unsalted butter

4 cups powdered sugar (no need to sift)

1 tsp. vanilla (use clear imitation if you like a whiter frosting)

1 tsp. peppermint extract

3 T milk

pinch of salt if you’d like to cut the sweetness 

Cream the softened butter until smooth.  Blend in the vanilla and peppermint.  Add half of the powdered sugar and most of the milk.  Beat at medium speed until the powdered sugar is incorporated.  Add remaining powdered sugar and milk and mix at medium speed another 3 to 4 minutes scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally.  The texture will become very smooth.  Stir in desired amount of mini chocolate chips!   Soooo good!

This recipe can be doubled if you need to fill a larger cake, or if you would like to frost the outside of your cake with mint buttercream, simply leave out the chocolate chips for a smooth mint frosting.

Can be frozen in air tight container for at  least three months .  Thaw on countertop.

Category: Fillings, Recipes


  1. Agnija Purina says: #1

    3T – what kind of measurment is this? tablespoon?

  2. Melissa Diamond says: #2

    Hi Agnija— Yes, T is tablespoon.

  3. Melissa Diamond says: #3

    Hi Agnija— Yes, T is tablespoon.

  4. lanicakes says: #4

    This is absolutely delish and tastes like ice cream!

  5. Melissa Diamond says: #5

    Thanks lanicakes! It’s one of my favorites! ;0)

  6. tubbyswife says: #6

    Hi Melissa, how many grams are in your sticks of butter? Butter in the uk isn’t measured/ weighed in sticks. Thank you :)

  7. BeBe says: #7

    Hi, it is 113 grams

  8. Kerry McIlwaine says: #8

    Hi Melissa, could you give a recipe for white buttercream like you used on the tie dye cake. I usually make buttercream with butter and icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar) with vanilla extract but even if I beat it for a long time it’s still a creamy colour. Thanks, Kerry (in N.Ireland)

  9. BeBe says: #9

    Hi Kerry, I think we used the Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream frosting that is in the recipe section. It has a small amount of butter but still makes a nice white frosting. The High Ratio Frosting recipe has no butter so will be a shade lighter. When making the frosting be sure to use clear vanilla extract. Hope this helps.

  10. Jennifer Sullivan says: #10

    Is this a crusting Buttercream?

  11. BeBe says: #11

    Yes, it is a crusting buttercream.

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