Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I have not tried this yet as I cannot claim to be the originator of this. But when I found it, I thought it would be a great tasting icing.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup butter, room temperature
  • 12 cup Crisco
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (with white sugar or, for a darker icing, use brown sugar)
  • 34 cup very hot milk (not boiling, you can heat it in the microwave)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Mix the butter, Crisco and sugar on medium electric beaters to start out.
  2. Then on high for AT Least 10 minutes.
  3. To the sugar mixture, add the hot milk gradually a very little bit at a time; it will be very fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla.
  5. Spread on cooled cake.
  6. It is Important that you mix for 10 minutes.
  7. Or you will change the texture of the frosting.


Most Helpful

I used this recipe as I do not like sweet icing and I was a bit reluctant at first. I took a taste before adding the vanilla and cringed. But added the vanilla (a little extra for my liking) and it was a huge difference. I used this icing for my son's bday cake. He requested lemon so I added some lemon juice to it and it was amazing. It was a huge hit even with the kids. I would use it again and again and again....

Stormshiver September 23, 2007

I really like the texture of this frosting, it was so nice and fluffy, and not too sweet. I'm not sure I liked the after taste of the shortening...but overall a very good frosting. Thanks!

Liara June 16, 2006

I liked this recipe. It was soooo stark white I had to make it on a chocolate cake, it was beautiful. I will admit I doubled the recipe, because I always you more icing, I didn't want any chocolate crumbs to mess up the look. I like icings that are not too sweet and this fit the bill. Other members of my family that tasted it thought it wasn't sweet enough. There you go, 6 people more than one opinion. ha

Baby Chevelle January 01, 2006

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