Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

A very simple frosting that I always have the ingredients for.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the butter in a saucepan and melt.
  2. After butter is melted, add sugar and milk.
  3. Stir constantly until boiling point is reached then let mixture boil for 10 minutes without stirring.
  4. Remove from burner and add vanilla.
  5. Beat until it reaches a good spreading consistincy.


Most Helpful

I was so happy to find a frosting that didn't require many ingredients. BUT, I must have done something wrong, as this turned into a syrup, not frosting at all. It was a sticky mess and ruined my pan!

Chipper's Mom November 01, 2007

This was good. I think we may have over beat it though as it was very difficult to spread.

momof8inbc August 06, 2005

I did cut the recipe in half so it may have made the difference, but in the end, the sugar carmelized and I ended up with some tasty caramel hard candy. Not smooth frosting! Should it turn into frosting, before the browning starts to occur??

LolaRuns June 15, 2005

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