Whipped Dulce de Leche Buttercream
One of my most favorite desserts in the whole wide world is Haagen-Dazs' dulce de leche ice cream! Oh how I love the smooth creaminess of the ice cream paired with the amazing taste of the caramel-like dulce de leche! It's amazing!! So what better way to celebrate one of my favorite desserts than to create a buttercream that reminds me of this wonderful ice cream flavor! And of course, I began with the frosting that reminds me most of ice cream as my base... my Whipped Buttercream! I hope you enjoy! :)
My Whipped Buttercream is a cooked recipe, so begin by placing a medium saucepan on the stove. Pour 6 ounces of whole milk into the saucepan.
Next, pour in 2 ounces of heavy whipping cream.
Add 5 ounces of granulated sugar to the saucepan.
Sift in two tablespoons of All Purpose flour.
Cook ingredients on medium-high heat. Stir constantly with a wire whisk to keep mixture from burning. Bring mixture to boiling.
Boil mixture until it becomes thick like custard. Ensure custard is thick enough to leave a nice coating on a rubber spatula. Remove custard from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.
Next, place 1 stick of unsalted butter (4 ounces), 1/2 stick of salted butter (2 ounces), and 1/4 cup of high ratio shortening into the bowl of a stand mixer (or other bowl suitable for a hand mixer, if using). All ingredients need to be room temperature.
Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract into the mixing bowl.
Blend butter mixture together until it is well mixed and fluffy.
Pour cooled custard mixture into the mixing bowl.
Add 1/4 cup of dulce de leche to the mixing bowl. I like to use Nestlé's La Lechera canned dulce de leche! It's delicious! Mix all ingredients together on highest speed for 3 to 5 minutes until frosting is light and fluffy.
So creamy and so delicious! I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! God bless!!