Total Time
Prep 11 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a light-as-a-cloud icing, it's similar to a whip cream texture, please remember to bring milk or half and half to a lukewarm temperature in the microwave or the sugar will remain grainy, also this *must* be whipped for 10 minutes --- this is a tried and true recipe that *will* work perfectly if the directions are followed correctly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Whip on low speed with an electric mixer until it stops splattering, then at full speed for NOT LESS than 10 minutes.
  3. Spread on cakes or cupcakes or anything that requires icing.
  4. Delicious!
Most Helpful

Internut's rendition of this recipe is what I remember making in years past,and,it was GOOD!!!

ashcraft.linda July 07, 2009

This recipe spelt disaster. 1 1/8 cub of butter plus 3/4 cups of crisco makes this frosting far too liquid like... and I whipped it FOREVER, still didn't turn out, so I used 1/4 cup of butter, 1 cup of sugar and whiped that together with 1/2 cup of crisco, added three tbsp of flour, 2/3 cups of milk, and a few drops of vanilla. It worked out MUCH better this way.

princess_laura143 October 30, 2007

I gave this 5 stars. I've made this for years. This was the first homemade frosting I made. This is very easy and tasty. My copy I got from a cookbook is slightly different. It calls for 1/4 cup oleo (butter), 1 cup sugar, cream this with the Crisco. Then add one at a time 3 tablespoons flour, 2/3 cup milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. The rest is the same. It then says to beat for 12 minutes. The first couple of times I made this I added everything together all at once and beat it. It tasted good but turned out alot different then it was supoost to. Thanks for posting this recipe I haven't made it in years! Christine (internetnut)

internetnut February 18, 2007