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Coconut Tequila Frosting

Course Dessert
Keyword coconut lime frosting, cupcake frosting, homemade frosting, tequila frosting
Servings 3 cups
Author EmilyFabulous


  • 1 cup shortening (you can use butter but the shortening helps with structure and less butter flavor)
  • 1-2 tbsp 1800 Coconut Tequila (optional if you are making for kiddos)
  • ΒΌ tsp coconut extract
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 4 cups powdered confectioners sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • green gel food coloring
  • lime zest for garnish
  • toasted coconut for garnish (see tip below)


  • Add shortening, tequila, coconut extract and lime juice to bowl and mix for 30 seconds.
  • Add 2 cups powdered sugar and mix in.
  • Add 2 tablespoons milk, mix in.
  • Add remaining powdered sugar, milk and the food coloring and beat until smooth.