Mare's Most Delicious Icing

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by mare

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 AliciaGski

It's almost pointless to add another 5-star to this, but WOW! I will NEVER use any other icing ever. I made a minor error of beating butter crisco, adding the sugar after 10 mins. It gave the icing a bit of a grit but it was still off-the-wall good! I actually dripped the milk in very slowly because I didn't want it to break down as Roosie's did - Worked perfect for me! I'm gonna experiment with adding cocoa...hmmmm

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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