Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

My aunt would make this for all the family get togethers, I could hardly wait to dig in, She always served it on a dark chocolate cake. It is better than whipped cream. Cook time is cooling time.


  1. Cook milk and cornstarch over low heat until pasty.
  2. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  3. Whip butter, sugar and vanilla.
  4. Add milk and cornstarch mixture a little at a time, while whipping at high speed.
  5. Frost cooled cake.
Most Helpful

This is AWESOME. It was my first time making it and it turned out awesome! :) I used lemon juice instead of vanilla extract and added a little powdered lemonade drink mix to make lemon flavored icing. It was delicious! Thanks for a great go to recipe!

498291 June 27, 2011

PERFECT! I halved the recipe and added a (cooled) shot of espresso to flavor it, and also added some cocoa powder - I'm not sure how much, because there was just a little left so I dumped it all in; probably about 2 T. I also added 2 T of powdered sugar at the end because it was looking a little runny. It turned out just as I hoped it would, light airy and tastes like coffee ice cream. I'm using it as a filling on a chocolate cinnamon cake and putting a chocolate glaze over the top. Yum!

tess10210 June 23, 2010

Easy to prepare and it tastes heavenly! I've made buttercream frosting using several different recipes. This is by far the best. Thank you!

FoxyBrown December 23, 2009