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Whipped Cream Frosting Recipe

Whipped Cream Frosting

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

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  1. Cook flour and milk over low heat until thick.
  2. Cream together sugar, butter and shortening until smooth. (Sounds greasy, but it is good and mixes in.)
  3. 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!!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 22, 2003

It tasted like butter, not whipped cream. It was to greasy. Personally, I probably wouldn't make it again. (No offense)


71 Ratings

Nov 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!

Aug 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!!!

Feb 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.

Oct 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.

Jun 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.

Oct 04, 2003

the best one ever its not over powering sweet


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  • Calories
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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