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Nesquik Buttercream Cupcakes

I don’t know about you, but I am addicted to Nesquik.
Always have been. We were practically raised on it.
One of my favorite nostalgic meals is a good PB&J with a tall glass of Nesquik.
So I’ve been wondering how this Nesquik buttercream would taste on Peanut Butter cupcakes–
someone try that and let me know :)
But, for now, I went with a classic chocolate cupcake.
Chocolate milk on chocolate cake. All is right in the world.

Nesquik Buttercream

by Ashton Swank
  • 1 c. shortening (don’t use butter flavored)
  • 5 c. powdered sugar
  • 6 tbsp. milk (I used whole)
  • 1/2 c. Nesquik
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Whisk the shortening in a stand mixer until smooth.
  2. Add in 1 cup powdered sugar. Whisk until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the Nesquik and the milk until Nesquik is dissolved. Pour into the stand mixer bowl and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add remaining powdered sugar gradually, whisking in between additions, until you’ve reached desired frosting consistency.
  5. Whisk in vanilla.
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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

22 comments on “Nesquik Buttercream Cupcakes”

  1. I grew up with Nesquik, and now my grandkids love it too:) I bet these cupcakes are yummy! Love the straws and the photos!

  2. My brother works for Nestle, one year for my youngest daughters birthday he bought her two GIANT (bigger than I have ever seen, food industry sized) containers of Nesquik. It was hilarious. And awesome. GREAT buttercream!

  3. mmmmm – that’s all I have to say about that! mmmmmmm

  4. We grew up on the powdered nesquik too…hhhmmmI haven’t had that in years. I’m thinking my kids need to be introduced to that very soon:-) Awesomeness for chocolate frosting on chocolate cake!!!

  5. What a great idea!! We grew up on Nesquick too so can’t wait to try this :)

    The Farm Girl

  6. Nesquik buttercream! How creative. I drank nesquik all.the.time when I was little. this buttercream would bring back a lot of memories. I think I would eat it by the spoonful. Awesome recipe Ashton, I just love it!

  7. What a great idea! I, too, drank Nesquik all the time…I could definitely eat a big gob of this frosting!

  8. I will. LOL, because I WILL BE MAKING THIS FROSTING. Nesquik was my go-to drink as a kid. I super duper love this as a frosting!

  9. What a great idea! I’m definitly going to have to try these now!!

  10. I love Nesquik!! We grew up on it, too. Such a classic, and these cupcakes are adorable!

  11. I can see making these a lot! Yummy! I wonder what the strawberry Nesquik would taste like? Hmm, may have to try both!

  12. who doesn’t love nesquik – looks great

  13. THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!! I Have to try and make this recipe!!

    Oh and you better be planning on sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!!! Please :)

  14. Very nice, please link it up with me today at Wow Us Wednesday.

  15. This recipe I just have to try!
    These cupcakes look too good

  16. Mmmm!!! I’d like one of these right now!!

  17. SUPER CUTE! Crossing my fingers you’ll share at my party! Saturdays at Seven!

    XO, Aimee

  18. Hey these look so good, they will be featured tomorrow at my link party! http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/

  19. okay now that you have made this I am all “how come I never thought of that!” And then I wanted to make it right away, darn it all, they look so good!

  20. does it matter if it’s powder or syrop nesquik??

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