Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

A basic frosting that can be colored or flavor enhanced.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Allow butter to warm to room temperature.
  2. In large bowl, beat together sugar, butter, vanilla and milk until smooth. If necessary add more milk until frosting is spreading consistency. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring. Mix everything well.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wonderful recipe! Very rich but a wonderful consistency and worth the effort. I made it for my Christmas Bouche de Noel.

this is amazing and taste so good

5 5

Very good. I used 4 tbsp. whole milk and 1/2 cup butter plus 4 tbsp. butter and it came out really creamy and not overly sweet or hard to spread. I also made chocolate cupcakes with it, and the combination of vanilla buttercream frosting on top of the chocolate cupcake is delicious and perfect! Thanks for posting!