Everyday Meals

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Stir milk and flour together in a saucepan over low heat; cook, stirring constantly, until thick, about 5 minutes. Cool mixture in refrigerator until cold to the touch, about 15 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Beat butter, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until light and fluffy.

  • Step 3

    Stir cooled milk until smooth. Slowly beat into the butter mixture until frosting is of a spreadable consistency. For a thicker icing, you may not need the entire milk mixture.

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