Honey Sweetened Buttercream

Easy buttercream frosting sweetened with honey. Perfect for Paleo or GAPS diet desserts! Make this vanilla buttercream icing today!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French, Italian
Keyword Buttercream Frosting, Buttercream Icing, Honey Buttercream, How to Make Buttercream, Paleo Buttercream
Prep Time 10 minutes



  1. Gently heat water just enough to dissolve gelatin. Stir well, add honey. 

  2. Remove from heat and allow to come to room temperature.

  3. Beat butter until creamy and smooth, a paddle attachment works best!

  4. Slowly add water/gelatin mix and beat until light and fluffy.

    Note: You will need to scrap down the sides often, and I have found that if I turn up the mixer to high and shield the edges with a towel (to avoid splashing) it takes about 5 minutes to incorporate the water.

  5. Add vanilla and any coloring, mix until well combined.

  6. Keep at room temperature to pipe, pipes really well!

Recipe Notes

Buttercream can be refrigerated for up to a week, or frozen for up to 6 months.

To use: allow icing to come to room temperature then use!