How to Make Simple Five Minute Frosting

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18-09-2020, 12:50
So you need a fast way of making frosting? Well, it needs to be simple. It needs to have a small amount of ingredients and it shouldn't taste cheap. Sounds pretty unreal, right? No! In fact, you can have all that and more. Just follow these steps! This an amazingly easy recipe packed with tons of taste.

Making Buttercream Frosting

  1. Beat the butter in a medium-sized mixing bowl until smooth and fluffy. You can use an electric mixer or a food processor.
  2. Add the powdered sugar a small amount at a time. The mixture will appear dry and crumbly at first, but it will become smoother.
  3. Gradually stir in the half-and-half or milk until you have reached your desired consistency. If the frosting is too runny, add more powdered sugar. If it is too stiff, add more milk.
  4. Add in the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt and mix well. The salt is not necessary, but it will help cut down on the overall sweetness.
  5. Consider adding a few drops of food coloring. Squirt a few drops of food coloring over your frosting and mix it well with your electric mixer. If the color is too light, add a few more drops of food coloring and mix again.

Making Chocolate Frosting

  1. Put the butter in a heat-safe bowl and microwave it until it has melted. The butter will eventually harden up, but you need it to be liquid in order for the cocoa powder to dissolve properly.
  2. Add in the cocoa powder and mix it. You can use a whisk or an electric mixer. Keep mixing until the cocoa powder is completely blended in and you have a uniform color.
  3. Add the milk and vanilla extract. Keep mixing until the mixture is frothy and foamy.
  4. Keep mixing while gradually adding in the powdered sugar. Over time, the frosting will stiffen up and become more buttery in texture.
    • If the frosting is too stiff, add some more milk, one teaspoon at a time, until you have the desired softness.
    • If the frosting is too runny, add in a bit more powdered sugar.

Making a Simple Glaze

  1. Pour the powdered sugar into a bowl. Consider pouring the sugar through a sifter to break up any clumps; this will make mixing easier later on.
  2. Add two tablespoons of milk or water. You can also use another liquid, such as lemon or orange juice, for a more flavorful glaze. If you choose to use juice instead of water or milk, then omit the extracts and food coloring in the next step.
  3. Consider adding some extract or food coloring. Vanilla or almond extract will enhance the flavor, while a few drops of food coloring can lend the glaze some color. Do not add extract or food coloring if you used juice instead of milk or water; both will clash with the natural flavor and color of the juice.
  4. Stir the icing with a fork. You will end up with a thick, paste-like consistency.
  5. Add up to four more tablespoons of your chosen liquid. You can use the icing as is, or you can turn it into a glaze by adding more milk or water (or whatever type of liquid you used). The thinner the icing is, the easier it will be to pour or drizzle over cookies and cupcakes.


Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup (100 grams) powdered sugar
  • ½ cup (120 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon to ¼ cup (60 milliliters) milk or half-and-half
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • Food coloring (optional)

Chocolate Frosting

  • ¼ cup (60 grams) unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ (60 milliliters) cup whole milk
  • 2 cups (200 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Simple Glaze

  • 1 cup (100 grams) powdered sugar
  • 2 to 6 tablespoons milk or water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla or almond extract (optional)
  • Food coloring (optional)


  • You can make creamy frosting by hand, but it will take more time.
  • If using salted butter, omit the pinch of salt. Salted butter will cut down on the sweetness of the frosting.
  • Don't use melted butter; it will make the frosting runny.


  • Be careful when using a mixer.
  • Do not add too much sugar, it is very unhealthy and not good for your body. It could also make guests sick.
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