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White Mountain Frosting

Rated as 3.88 out of 5 Stars

"This is a very good frosting. You may flavor it with any flavoring extract to suit your needs."
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Ingredients

servings 119
Original recipe yields 20 servings (4 cups)

Directions

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  1. Combine sugar, water, and cream of tartar in a saucepan. Cook until candy thermometer reaches 238 degrees F (115 degrees C), or until syrup spins a long thread when dripped from a spoon.
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff. Pour a thin, slow stream of the syrup into egg whites, beating constantly until frosting stands in peaks. Stir in salt and vanilla to taste.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 119 calories; 0 30.1 0.5 0 8 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This marshmellow frosting recipe was in a 1946 Better Homes cookbook. The cake has to be frosted quickly. Holiday variations can be red marachino cherry juice for the water and decorate with c...

Most helpful critical review

I spent an hour whipping this frosting and it never came together. However the betty crocker recipe works perfectly

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This marshmellow frosting recipe was in a 1946 Better Homes cookbook. The cake has to be frosted quickly. Holiday variations can be red marachino cherry juice for the water and decorate with c...

Originally, I was just looking for a substitue for Seven Minute Frosting, and since I only have a stand mixer,this recipe seemed to fit the bill. I didn't read any of the reviews, or perhaps I ...

I spent an hour whipping this frosting and it never came together. However the betty crocker recipe works perfectly

~HELP FOR THOSE WITHOUT THERM~ OK. This recipe was quite good. The reasons I didn't give it a 5 star was just because it wasn't really what I expected it to be. It was more of a marshmallow. No...

It's an excellent marshmallow frosting, with a very light vanilla taste. I may add more vanilla next time. Frost while it's still quite warm to ensure it stays glossy. This recipe makes enoug...

this is what i always use for my cupcakes. it doesn't stand up in peaks as much. but i love how it turns marshmallowy when you mix it for a really really long time. i added 2 pinches of salt to ...

I don't know why this is pictured with chocolate cake, but we always make it for Angel Food cake. It has been a family favorite for well over 50 years! (or more)It's so fun and pretty, and it's...

I wasn't all that impressed with this frosting, so I scraped it and used my buttercream frosting recipe instead. You may have better luck.

Followed directions, didn't work for me, not sure what I did wrong. I whipped it for a long time but it never regained the stiff peaks, was way liquidy. Had to throw it away. Googled White Mount...