I love to bake! It’s obvious from all the recipes I share on this blog. But there was always one recipe that wasn’t my favorite….Vanilla Buttercream icing. I mean it’s really good but almost too sweet for me. I have tried many different ways to make this recipe and it’s never been perfect for me, until now!

Last week I wanted to make cupcakes and my kids wanted vanilla icing. As I thought about it more and more i realized that I could use anything as the “liquid” part of the icing. So after looking in my cabinet – I decided to try sweetened condensed milk instead of half and half or heavy whipping cream. (We do love this vanilla icing that actually uses real sugar and I really should make this more!)

I am so glad I did. My kids agreed that they love this recipe. It’s sweet but it doesn’t taste like you are eating all powdered sugar.

I made my chocolate cake recipe that starts with a mix but has a few more ingredients to make it light and fluffy. We made cupcakes and frosted them with Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream Frosting. This recipe will frost a 9×13 cake and 24 cupcakes. If you are going to pipe the icing or make 2- 9 inch cakes, I would make 1.5 of the recipe to have enough to be generous with the icing.

Are you looking for a new buttercream frosting recipe? Try out this homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream Frosting Recipe. It's not as sweet as vanilla buttercream icing and very delicious.  

Click here for the printable recipe for Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream Frosting

Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream Frosting

  • 2 sticks of butter, softened (1 cup)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk

Instructions:

  1. Using a mixer (I prefer a standing mixer) beat the butter for about 2 minutes until it is light and fluffy. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until it is well combined.
  2. It will be hard at first and then once it’s all combined it will be a delicious fluffy icing you can use on your favorite cakes!!

 

Do you have any special ingredient you add to your icing recipe?

Are you looking for a new buttercream frosting recipe? Try out this homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream Frosting Recipe. It's not as sweet as vanilla buttercream icing and very delicious.