This is our homemade version of whipped cream frosting. Yummy!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
32
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook flour and milk over low heat until thick.

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  • Cream together sugar, butter and shortening until smooth. (Sounds greasy, but it is good and mixes in.)

  • When the flour mixture is cool add a small amount to the sugar mixture and beat. Continue to add small amounts of the flour and milk mixture to the sugar mixture until it is all mixed in. Whip until it is has the texture of whipped cream. This is best when it is made a few hours or the day before. Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts

84 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 7g; fat 6.2g; cholesterol 8.2mg; sodium 23.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2008
I have to say that this is the only icing I will make from now on. I was a little skeptical because of the reviews I read but I followed the recipe and directions to the t and it turned out amazing. I let the flour mixture cool in the refrigerator until it was cold and beet it in really well. I whipped it longer than I would normally because everyone said it was really grainy. Mine wasn't and it wasn't buttery either. It was perfection! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2003
It tasted like butter not whipped cream. It was to greasy. Personally I probably wouldn't make it again. (No offense) Read More
(36)
80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2008
I have to say that this is the only icing I will make from now on. I was a little skeptical because of the reviews I read but I followed the recipe and directions to the t and it turned out amazing. I let the flour mixture cool in the refrigerator until it was cold and beet it in really well. I whipped it longer than I would normally because everyone said it was really grainy. Mine wasn't and it wasn't buttery either. It was perfection! Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2009
I make decorated cakes and have made hundreds of pounds of icing but I don't really like it. THIS I could eat the whole bowl. The key is MIX WELL. It is not greasy and when done correctly tastes like whipped cream. It is not overly sweet and not grainy providing you beat the fats and the sugar for 2 - 3 minutes before adding the flour mixture. I will never make cream cheese icing again! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2003
It tasted like butter not whipped cream. It was to greasy. Personally I probably wouldn't make it again. (No offense) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2007
This frosting is delicious on chocolate cake. I added vanilla extract for extra flavor. I also have a Kitchen Aid mixer which makes this frsoting extra light and fluffy. I agree that this frosting is better the next day. It will loose the "sugar granular" texture if you let it sit. This version is also much easier than the one that I made when I was kid. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
This has been my favorite frosting recipe since I was a child. We always call it White Frosting because it really is not like whipped cream. I will make these suggestions...Always use margarine rather than butter. I use butter in all of my recipes expect this one. To avoid curdling you must whip the frosting for at least five minutes or it will tend to separate. Also my recipe calls for adding 3T flour to the milk. Lastly add a teaspoon of the vanilla to the milk/flour mixture. This is really the best white frosting recipe out there!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/14/2003
The only thing I liked about this recipe was the texture besides that it was terrible. The butter and shortening make it really greasy and the only thing you taste is butter. The end result is like eating lard on cake yuck. Even after adding another cup of sugar to the frosting it still tasted like butter but was then gritty. I suggest just sticking with plain whipped cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
This is one of my favorite frosting recipes that I originally got from a co-worker who got it from her mother. I specifically like to use it for filling cupcakes (chocolate ones are the best!) The first time I made it was for St. Patrick's Day cupcakes so I substituted Bailey's for the milk to make an Irish Cream-flavored frosting. It was yummy! My recipe calls for 2-3 tbsps. of flour and also 1 tsp. of vanilla extract although you could also use almond coconut lemon whatever you prefer. Lastly I believe that those who complained about the grainy texture of the sugar and/or the "greasiness" from the butter did not thoroughly cream the butter shortening & sugar together. You have to cream it for at least 8 minutes if you're using a stand mixer or 10 min. w/a handheld electric mixer. Also I don't completely cool the milk slurry before adding it to the creamed butter/sugar; if it's still a little warm (not HOT but lukewarm) it actually helps to melt the sugar a little bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2003
the best one ever its not over powering sweet Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
Ok the author of this recipe left out the KEY for this to turn out. It must be whipped and whipped and WHIPPED for quite a long time BUT the end result is delightful. After reading reviews...I let the sugar/short/butter whip for 10 min before even starting the milk. The milk mixture took about 10 min(still whipping) the cooling took about 12 min(still whipping) and then I SLOWLY added the the cooled milk mixture in about 3 equal part whipping 2-3 min. in between each. At this point it was still a little granular and butter tasting and I was getting frustrated..added a bit more vanilla and whipped for probably 6-7 more minutes and then magically...smooth silky light fluffy and crazily tasting like whipped whipping cream. You just have to beat into submission lol...worth it though. As one poster mentioned...I did use 3 T of flour instead of 2 and I also added 1 t of vanilla during cooking milk...and probably 1/2 t at final whipping stage. Hope this helps someone else: ) Read More
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