Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

A good friend passed this recipe to me back in the early 80's. I was so impressed with the flavor and texture that I had to have the recipe. It taste and looks like whipped cream. "Give it a try and see if I lie." Please follow the directions...and it is regular granulated sugar...not powdered...=)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the first three ingredients together in a sauce pan.
  2. Cook over Medium heat until thick, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  4. Cream sugar, shortening (margarine) and vanilla.
  5. Add cooled flour/milk mixture by the spoonful beating after each spoonful.
  6. Frost Cake.
Most Helpful

5 5

I was intrigues by this recipe, so I had to try it. GREAT recipe, if you need frosting on the fly, with ingredients you keep on hand. I was surprised, and happy with the flavor, which was a lot like cool whip. I used this to frost Great Lemon Cake and it was the perfect compliment. It really does work, if you follow the directions, as written! Thanks for sharing, TeresaS.

5 5

This was delicious and really fun to make - next time I'll make it with my 6 year old daughter. I think "PrimQuilter's" problem was not cooking the milk/flour/salt mixture enough. As you stir, the whole think starts lumping and eventually takes on a playdough-like texture. It's really cool to watch, and then add it by the spoonful to the creamed marg/sugar mix and see it fill out and fluff up, almost like magic. And then, the taste is phenomenal - smooth and sweet, but not too sweet like most frostings. I wish I could give it 100 reviews, just love this recipe!!

5 5

Very nice, light, and fluffy frosting. We enjoyed this better than the store brands for sure! Made for PRMR!