Crisco or Butter, softened (If you use butter, your frosting will taste delicious, but it will not be pure white)
clear vanilla is best, if you can find it
In the bowl of a stand mixer, on high speed, cream your shortening or butter until well softened.
Add the confectioner's sugar one cup at a time and continue to beat. Frosting will be thick, but don't worry.
Add vanilla and beat until incorporated.
Add milk one Tablespoon at a time until frosting is the desired consistency.
If the frosting becomes too thin, add more confectioner's sugar. If it is too thick, add more milk.
Use as desired.
To make different colors, use gel food coloring located in most craft stores and some specialty food shops.
Tried this recipe?