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How do you make homemade vanilla frosting?


  • 12 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

How to make home made vanilla frosting?

  • Butter: Let your butter stand at room temperature until it’s softened. ...
  • Powdered Sugar: To get the right consistency, you’ll need somewhere around four or five cups of powdered sugar (also known as confectioner’s sugar).
  • Vanilla: A tablespoon of pure vanilla extract gives this creamy frosting its signature taste.

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What is a substitute for vanilla in a frosting recipe?

  • Margarine (A healthier & yet close substitute in both taste & texture)
  • Cream Cheese
  • Heavy Cream (Makes your frosting very light, airy & fluffy)
  • Shortening (Cheaper & best for hot weather)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Mascarpone
  • Coconut oil
  • Nutella
  • Avocado (Healthiest Alternative)

How do you make a 7 minute frosting?

Making this frosting comes down to a few simple steps:

  • Wipe down your tools (don’t skip this)
  • Cook the egg whites and sugar
  • Whip for 7 minutes
  • Add flavouring

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