Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Much better than that stuff in a can.


  1. In a medium sauce pan combine the first 5 ingredients over medium heat and stir until thickened, around 12-15 min.
  2. Add the coconut and pecans, beat until thick enough to spread.
Most Helpful

This is my second recipe for this frosting and both times they never got quite thick enough, so I tend to think there is something wrong with the chef. Taste was still great, but I would like it a little thicker.... will probably try again and watch for the bubble up on the stove and take it off right away.

Gay Gilmore April 02, 2003

EXCELLENT! I would give this a 6 star rating if I could. I had my family over for dinner and made a German Chocolate Cake with this frosting. Everyone told me how great it was, atleast 2 times. I am really happy with the outcome I had with it. From my own experience dont expect for this to be at spreading consistency. It is kinda more like a glaze with nuts and coconut in it. I didnt put in any nuts, because of allergies and also because some of the people disliked nuts. I added in another cup of coconut. I also didnt add in the egg yolk, which will definitely thicken it more too! :) Thanks for a great frosting recipe!

~*Miss Diggy*~ March 16, 2003

I like this recipe so far. I am waiting on it to cool. I made a few changes. I increased the evaporated milk. I used 400g of 1 tin. I used 1.5 cups of brown sugar. I also used 2.5 cups of coconut. I used fresh coconut and flaked it myself. It is always available here in Jamaica and it is cheaper than the one in the bag. To Sheri-BDB, try boiling it a bit longer before you add the nuts and the coconut. That might help.

Kathy Tait February 22, 2003