Mare's Most Delicious Icing

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by mare5345

this is a very light and fluffy icing..It is like whipped cream but it does not need to be must beat the sugar and butter and Crisco for a full ten minutes..the HOT(not boiling) milk must be added VERY VERY slowly..about 1/8 of a cup at a time all the while beating it well...

Top Review by Dawn R.

My Mom used to make this recipe when we were kids, but she used all Crisco, pinch of salt, sugar, vanilla, & milk. It was my favorite way back then. I just made this recipe as written & don't care for it with the butter, but my husband likes it, so it's not a loss. Next time, I will use all shortening & increase the sugar a bit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. beat for a full 10 minutes( very important) the following 3 ingredients: butter or margarine, crisco, granulated sugar (or use 1 cup packed brown sugar for a maple icing).
  2. heat milk in microwave till very hot (not boiling).
  3. while beating. add hot milk to sugar and butter mixture very slowly.(I mean about 1/8 of a cup at a time -- all the while beating it well --
  4. after all of the milk has been beaten in, beat in vanilla extract.
  5. this is delicious (the brown sugar icing is wonderful with chocolate cake especially good with butter pecan or spice cake).

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