Made with evaporated milk, this achieves the consistency of whipped cream.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla for 8 to 10 minutes. With mixer on high, add cold evaporated milk 1 tablespoon at a time.

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  • Frost cake as desired and keep refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts

137.4 calories; 0.7 g protein; 8.4 g carbohydrates; 16.3 mg cholesterol; 46.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2009
The only thing I did different was use Powdered Sugar instead of white sugar. It came out just like the whipped cream frosting I've had from bakeries. I WILL suggest the following: make sure you use butter and not margarine or spread. Also really beat it well. It takes awhile for the evap milk to start setting. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2007
This recipe was one that I decided to try because it seemed easy and I had all the ingredients in the house. Along with what other raters have to say I found it quite waxy tasting when in the bowl but when I tried it spread thinly on a cupcake it tasted fine. I probably wouldn't be making it again as there's nothing extraordinary about it and it just wasn't what I was looking for. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2009
The only thing I did different was use Powdered Sugar instead of white sugar. It came out just like the whipped cream frosting I've had from bakeries. I WILL suggest the following: make sure you use butter and not margarine or spread. Also really beat it well. It takes awhile for the evap milk to start setting. Read More
(35)
Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2007
This recipe was one that I decided to try because it seemed easy and I had all the ingredients in the house. Along with what other raters have to say I found it quite waxy tasting when in the bowl but when I tried it spread thinly on a cupcake it tasted fine. I probably wouldn't be making it again as there's nothing extraordinary about it and it just wasn't what I was looking for. Read More
(12)
Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2006
I tried this because I had limited ingredients in the house. It turned out very waxy tasting and I didn't even use it on my cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2006
I had a similar recipe but had lost it. This was pretty good. I think mine used all butter. If I were to make this again I would subsitute the shortening with butter I didn't enjoy the flavor as much. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/10/2007
This frosting was to thin and did not have a great flavor. I had to keep putting the cake back in the refrigerator so the frosting would be managable. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2008
My husband LOVES this frosting I add a little more sugar and vanilla to give the flavor a boost. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/04/2011
The texture of this frosting was questionable. I didn't like the regular granulated sugar in it because it made the frosting crunchy. I wish I'd tried powdered sugar. The frosting didn't really have much of a flavor but it did have a waxy feel like one other comment stated. For flavor I added a small box of orange jello mix and a couple extra tablespoons of evaporated milk. I did not understand why the butter shortening sugar and vanilla needed to be beaten/mixed for 8-10 minutes. This is excessive. It's not like I'm making a froth or whipping egg whites. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/23/2009
Sorry to give a bad review but no matter what I tried from other reviewers--powdered sugar extra vanilla butter instead of margarine--it still turned out tasting like straight shortening. Very pretty frosting though. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/04/2010
I needed a quick recipe to frost funfetti cupcakes and I didnt have 10x sugar so I tried this...I used real butter crisco and imported vanilla and it tasted like eating lard...The only thing I could think of to make it have a taste was to pour near a whole package of jello raspberry jello in it...It did help but I won't be making this again Read More
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