Mom Moms Butterscotch Icing

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Old widow

My Grandmother(Mom Mom) made this icing and put it on everything from chocolate cake to cookies. I love it and can eat it just by the spoonful, be careful when making it as it can easliy become too stiff. I really don't mind if it does because then I would just put it in a pan and cut it like fudge.

Top Review by saj72278

This is the real deal for homemade butterscotch icing. There are no special ingredients - the butterscotch flavor simply comes from brown sugar as it was meant to. It was easy enough to make and had a nice texture. The flavor was good, although I wasn't prepared for how incredibly rich it was! I plan on making this again, next time using half brown sugar and half white to hopefully achieve a butterscotch-flavored icing that is delicious but not overwhelming.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. On stovetop melt the butter, add the brown sugar and boil over low heat for two minutes, stirring constantly. Add the milk, stir until the mixture comes to a boil again. Remove from heat and allow to cool to about room temperature.
  2. Slowly beat in the confectioners sugar, using more or less sugar depending on the consistency desired. Beat until mixture is thick enough to spread.

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