Brown Butter Frosting

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"Brown butter frosting is an 'old' recipe that is not commonly used anymore; however it is delicious. It is easy to make as long as you are careful to not burn the butter. This frosting is great on top of brownies."
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15 m servings 165 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.4g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 34 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Heat butter, stirring constantly, in a saucepan over medium-low heat until it browns and becomes very aromatic, 5 to 10 minutes. Whisk confectioners' sugar into butter until dissolved and remove saucepan from heat; stir in milk and vanilla extract.
  2. Beat butter mixture using an electric mixer until frosting is smooth; add more milk if frosting is too thick.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Make sure to stir butter continuously while heating and be very careful to not burn the butter - if you do, start over again with new butter.
  • If you are not using the frosting immediately, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate so it does not dry out.


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I like very view icing, but this one is good. Tastes like maple fudge.

Awesome! Great on cinnamon rolls

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